Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Postrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Birds Robe | Autor: CA

Silence is sometimes a blessing, which one likes to wish for in these noisy times. Lander Configurations bring us exactly this silence. For more than an hour. With its production time of almost three years (the album was already released at the end of 2011) "Of Smoke And Fire" is one of the more elaborate productions. You don't hear him say that, though. And that's a good thing. Because at Lander Configurations, the minimum is a sympathetic maximum. The songs of the group, most of them in epic dimensions, hardly know a rebellion, slight outbursts of temperament like in "Nostalgic" are very limited in time and always remain manageable. As I said, silence dominates. Where related projects like Sigur Rós or Jeniferever begin to build up tension in their songs, the Australians linger on "Of Smoke And Fire" in the atmospheres they once hit and keep them the same throughout the song, resulting in an extremely effective relaxation process.

Top track: I Killed A Spider

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