Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop, Gothic/Dark Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: India | Autor: BSV

In 2004 singer Petter Skippervold got hold of an appearance at a renowned festival in Norway with a demo. Problem is, he didn't have a band. Solution: He drummed up some friends and founded PostScriptum. Without ever having played a gig before, the newly formed quartet spontaneously gave their first public performance on the flight to the festival. This unusual action made the band the talk of the town and the debut "prophet:deny" became a commercial success. Several years have passed since then. After several personal crises the band now returns. I'll say: With a rock pop bursting with power that strongly reminds of the eighties sound. But don't worry: in these eleven songs the drum loops and the dusty synth melodies really get going and don't seem embarrassing at all. PostScriptum graze the gothic and otherwise usually stay close to the late The Mission. Also placebo are not far away. Occasionally Duran Duran sends his regards. And Skippervold's voice, when he sings higher, conjures up young David Bowie.

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