Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Postrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Constellation | Autor: BSV
In 2012 the Canadian songwriter/folk/minimal band Timber Timbre tried their hand at a soundtrack. The fragments recorded at that time were never used. Now the two main protagonists, Simon Trottier and Oliver Fairfield, have sifted through the recordings and found them worth enough to publish them in a revised form after all. And behold: Last Ex were born and with them their debut of the same name. Two things are characteristic of the eleven tracks: First, they have retained their fragmentary, unfinished character. Secondly, the sometimes brittle, sometimes rugged, sometimes sparse sound images always scratch the auditory canals. Disharmonies and atonales are the focus, but at the same time small melodies and subliminal grooves remain. The spirit of experimentation doesn't go that far. And that's a good thing, because it creates a strangely subtle atmosphere. A feeling of claustrophobia, but also warmth and homeliness. It rattles here, it rattles there. And it fits perfectly into the Canadian underground around the Constellation label.
Top track: Nell's Theme