OUGHT - More Than Any Other Day

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Noise | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Constellation | Autor: WK

Rugged, asymmetric guitar riffs, rumbling grooves, a production like a stiff westerly wind on the North Sea and all that underlaid by a dirty eighties sound. The Montrael-based band Ought celebrates a grandiose apotheosis of the crazy No Wave Feelings that established itself as the intellectual arm of postpunk in New York at the end of the 1970s. If there has ever been the unimaginable musical connection between Sonic Youth and the Talking Heads, we'll hear it here. Like David Byrne, singer Tim Beeler is always about to roll over with his voice. But the musical framework reminds much more of the guitar work of the early Sonic Youth. This album sparkles like an uncut diamond. The songs have been worked out down to the last detail, and yet they seem like natural phenomena, which fortunately have not been given too much attention. "More Than Any Other Day" is the very successful debut of a band that knows exactly what they want and on a label like Constellation there is hardly any danger of being distracted by their own vision.

Top track: Today, More Than Any Other Day

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