Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Exile On Mainstream | Autor: BSV

"Just let it flow, don't think about it" was Kristian Harting's slogan when he found himself briefly homeless after a series of personal setbacks. "Float", the Dane's first solo album, which had some success with Dream-Jockey in his home country, is the result of this life crisis. Harting recorded the ten simple songs on his own. Consequently, they usually consist only of an acoustic guitar and his voice, which occasionally reminds of bono. Harting, however, avoids a too minimal, Spartan character by adding backing vocals (the only help he has accepted), some percussion, occasionally creaking guitars in the background and alienated strings. With "Soul Collector", "Feathered Ghosts", "Balance" and especially "Queen Of The Highway" he succeeds in creating wonderful song gems. Other pieces testify to intimacy and occasionally set highlights. "Float" is an emotionally charged work that provides insights into the life of the soul. But it's also reassuring. And that's worth a lot.

Top track: Queen Of The Highway

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