PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Inform - Educate - Entertain

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Postrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Test Card | Autor: WS

London has always been a melting pot for artistic and musical innovation. Also a certain J. Willgoose, Esq. (guitar, banjo, sampler, electronics) and his partner Wrigglesworth (drums, piano, electronics) come from the metropolis. What they both do they call "teaching lessons of the past through music of the future". In fact, through the acoustic incorporation of old propaganda films, they succeed in making an educational and exciting excursion into the madness of civil societies. The whole thing is served as a wild mixture of postmodern art and postrock. Sampling is a devil's play, but always entertaining. So you sound strongly like the electronic pop of a Paul Hardcastle or Art Of Noise, but often also like the atmospheric, guitar-driven postrock brand Stereolab, Mogwai or GY!BE. It's a funny constellation when a bubbling sequencer with banjo and marimba ("Theme From PSB") joins the omnipresent news voices from the ether of bygone times. A highly imaginative history lesson.

Top track: Spitfire

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