PERE UBU - Carnival Of Souls

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Fire | Autor: WK

Pere Ubu always manage to confuse fans and critics. When they return to their postpunk roots with "Golden Surf II", the opener of their new album, and sound as compact as they have not been for years, they only lure the listener into a trap. Because right in the following track they perform a musical moon landing: in an empty room on rough ground. Other pieces are jazzy, have moments of cabaret or even go in the direction of new music. Ideas for some parts arose when the band played live to a film with the same title in 2013. However, the music itself releases so many images that it is difficult to imagine the songs as background music to existing images. You could call the album eclectic, but that's only partially true, because Pere Ubu consciously embark on a journey from the concrete to the abstract, just as if they wanted to try out how far they can go. And even if a solid rock song like "Bus Station" appears in the middle part of the whole sound search, it relieves the ear for which it is grateful.

Top Track: Bus Station

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