OSTA LOVE - Good Morning Dystopia

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Progressive Promotion | Autor: MaB

Tobias Geberth and Leon Ackermann, the two heads behind Osta Love, come from Heidelberg, but moved to Berlin in 2010 to record the album "Colours", which was available for download on the band's website. In the following period the two friends wrote their concept work "Good Morning Dystopia" parallel to their studies of musicology, which they financed through crowdfunding. The content of this ten-song cycle is about city life, surveillance and escapism. The Berliners of choice show a fine feeling for creating atmospheric parts ("Shine", "The Guards"), even if some beginner mistakes crept into their music. For example, the string arrangement in "Alaska" sounds as if it had been designed on the keyboard, and the "Hotel California" quote in "Insomnia" unnecessarily gets the newcomers caught up. The main criticism of "Good Morning Dystopia", however, is that Osta Love exaggerated a bit with the Pink Floyd hero worship and therefore still haven't developed enough identity. But that can still change.

Top track: Fragile Freedom

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