Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Polyvinyl | Autor: JV

Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme make no secret of their preference for 60s psychpop. All twelve tracks of their debut feature vocal arrangements and melodies that could have been written by "The" bands like the Tremeloes, the Kinks or the Beach Boys. Only the keyboard sounds give a hint that this production is newer. Mixing modern electronic sounds from the eighties to today with the best ingredients of sixties songwriting - that is the main recipe of the US duo. "Forever" features clear Beatles parts in the melody, while "Soft Hammer" strongly reminds of the Searchers. It's funny and refreshing when you pick out a few tracks and try to find a sonic counterpart from the sixties. A certain uniformity, however, reveals itself over the course of an entire album. In addition, the whole thing runs the risk of drifting into too shallow waters due to the frequently used home organ rhythms.

Top track: Hypnotic

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