Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Bella Union | Autor: SaS

Why does Peter Broderick name his new album after a website? He provides the answer himself: He is aware that nowadays people also download albums. Whether legal or illegal, he doesn't care. What worries him, however, is that he is not holding a complete work of art with artwork, lyrics, etc. in his hands in this way. This he delivers with the mentioned website. So music only as part of an art project? What sounds derogatory makes sense if you listened to "itstartshear". Broderick, who mainly works as a film composer, tries to offer ten songs that have nothing in common with each other. While the opener "I Am Piano" still sounds like Yann Thiersen's "Amélie" soundtrack, the songs soon alternate between folk, pop and electronic universes. The vocals are sometimes decorative accessories, are then again the focus, or, as in the "Words" sung in horribly bad German, they shape the whole song. Sounds exciting, but it's not necessarily always: If an album deserves the title "torn apart", then this is it. Maybe that's the way it's meant to be. But a unifying thought is not to be discovered far and wide.

Top track: Words

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