Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Kscope | Autor: JV

You won't find a cheerful melody in these twelve new songs by Bruce Soord. However, the Brit tried to get his songwriting more to the point and to write shorter songs. He succeeded: A maximum of about five minutes is now enough for him, for example, to impressively stage a swan song on an outdated relationship. Interpersonal aberrations and confusions, love that goes, has long gone or can no longer be, are the main themes that are driving Soord this time as well. Together with bassist Jon Sykes, keyboarder Steve Kitch and new drummer Dan Osborne, the songwriter, singer and guitarist transforms these sad themes into deeply melancholic musical dramas that cover all formats from chamber music to the big screen. Sometimes the rock core line-up is enough, as in the opener "Simple As That", but sometimes strings are needed to express sadness and pain appropriately, as in the title song. Or even a whole orchestra including wind instruments like the last track ("Bond").

Top Track: Coming Home

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