THE LAWLESS - Habit Forming

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Mille Plateaux Organic | Autor: WS

Ross McLean is a man of vision. And it's in a soundtrack slumber country somewhere between Quentin Tarantino and Ennio Morricone. He has implemented it instrumentally with a multitude of acoustic, electrical and electronic sound generators. To support him, he got himself a certain Fifi Dewey from Brighton, who decorates the ambient collages with her breathy voice more than she would sing real lyrics. In addition, there are all sorts of violin vermilion. "Twins" is lascivious easy listening with modern electronic ingredients. "Time Found" remains a pure soundtrack despite a larger proportion of electric guitars. Pieces like "New Habit" offer an almost oriental lounge feeling towards the Buddha Bar. Also a certain closeness to Goldfrapp cannot be denied, only that they create much more songs than atmospheres. The title track and "Italian Type" sound like a couple of street musicians celebrating modern lounge in a French café. "Red Winter wiggles back and forth between times and styles. If you like crazy atmospheres and moods, you've come to the right place.

Top track: New Habits

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