THE MELODIC - Effra Parade

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Anti | Autor: MFG

It is quite a strange music that The Melodic offer on their debut album. The good dozen songs (there is also Intro, Outro, Interlude) float somehow in a big pleasant bubble, filled with different influences like Folk, Ethno, Pop, Alternative, Chill-Out and some more. The foursome, founded in 2010, is noticeably descended from the multicultural district of Brixton in London. His sound is full of a variety of styles without ever losing its relaxed character. The Melodic already have a lot of fans in their home country as well as in the USA who see the formation as the next Mumford & Sons, Pentangle or even as the successor of the Incredible String Band. They also benefit from Calexico's shrewdness, as well as the Decemberists' playful track. All these associations are true. And again not. The Melodic are simply a class less innovative than the aforementioned. They offer pretty melodies, but halfway they run out of air. Then the spirit of boredom raises its sluggish head.

Top track: Ode To Victor Jara

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