NECROMONKEY - A Glimpse Of Possible Endings

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic, Postrock, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Roth Händle | Autor: AS

Necromonkey is the project of former Änglagård drummer Mattias Olsson and Gösta-Berlings-Saga keyboarder David Lundberg. The two met in 2008 while working together on the second album of Lundberg und Co. In 2010 they started to work on their own thing. The result was the CD "Necroplex" released in 2013. Now the successor has arrived. As with the debut, Mellotron, Chamberlin, Optigan and Orchestron will all be heard, all antiquated as well as rare instruments from Olsson's collection, which can be used to play sounds stored on different sound carriers. With various guest musicians, the two continue on their chosen path, which combines retroprog, postrock, chamberrock, electronics, krautrock and experimental music and borders the miraculously dazzling plants. Retro key sounds, synth carpets, elegiac piano melodies, symphonic strings, lyrical guitar parts and all sorts of sounds of indeterminate origin merge here into an atmospheric and graceful instrumental work, which with its thirty-six minutes is only a little too short.

Top track: The Worst Is Behind Us

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