With his current album, the debut of Matthew Collings, with which the musician had consistently renounced the 'pure' ambience of his former project Sketches For Albinos, is re-released once again.
"Washed up, tired and staggering across a beach in the early hours of the morning. Somewhere in the twilight area between desperation and surrender, there is still that glimmer of hope. That sense that everything will be alright, no matter what the odds are. This is what A Liquid Landscape sounds like. That waking moment where the dream ends, and the harsh reality begins, but not yet." Rarely has a self-description of the music of a band hit the bull's-eye in such a way, which is why it is quoted here. The men around singer and guitarist Fons Herder courageously and self-confidently start their album debut with the longest piece, the twelve-minute title track. It's amazing what spherical sounds the band can create exclusively with two guitars that remind us of the British rave with their sounds. But the two string racers can also play beguiling licks or fire tricky riffs in harmony with the straight rhythm fraction. They need little distortion for this. The following tracks are much more song oriented than the more playful opener, but win with every listening session. Hear loud and let it work. Guitarartrock of the finest.
Top Track: Nightingale Express