PRODUCT - Aether

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Artrock, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: MaB

Arman Christoff Boyles (voc, key, g) and Scott Rader (dr, b) have been recording for 15 years, all of which are dedicated to an overarching theme. Studio album number five, entitled "Aether", is about the escape and magic artist Harry Houdini and his fight against fraudulent spiritists. Over a period of 77 minutes, Product takes up various scenes and phases in Houdini's life: the so-called Spiritist Movement, the encounter with his later wife Bess, the legendary escape tricks with a handcuff or straitjacket, and the dispute with his former friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The lyrics are also easy to understand for those not familiar with Houdini's person, but suffer from the not particularly captivating (!) musical realization. Although the Houdini theme can take some atmospheric pieces, "Aether" is much too quiet to be able to create drama. There are also numerous energizing points where products create a fading effect that simply sounds unattractive in context.

Top track: Key In Hand

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