NAPE - Read My Mind

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Setalight | Autor: JV

A change of scenery sometimes works wonders. Anyway, the decision of the Berlin quartet Nape to record their second album in Brazil was a good one. At least he produced very convincing results. Angry and rough, Steve Gerisch screams his impressions of social events and personal experiences into the microphone. When the boys spent their time in the football World Cup host country, it was shaken by the biggest social unrest in decades, which of course did not leave the four cold and is partly reflected in their lyrics and music. The opener "Pure Water" offers a rather gentle entry and then leads into a lively alternative rocker. The rhythm section does an excellent job throughout and more than once the bass lines of Christian Seime shape a song ("Sugar, Alcohol And Huge Orgasm", "Beyond Remedy", "Observe The Silence"). Together with Ché Costa the band presents a very varied production, which also gives a lot of power to slower tracks like "Black Hole" or the dark "Observe The Silende".

Top track: Sugar, Alcohol And Huge Orgasm

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