RPWL - Beyond Man And Time

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Gentle Art Of Music | Autor: WS

Out of Plato's cave, where man can only perceive the image of the real world, the Freising quintet RPWL wants to bring out their new album. Strong philosophical tobacco. "Beyond Man And Time is the group's first concept album. The concept of singer Yogi Lang resorts to Nietzsche's main work "So sprach Zarathustra" for liberation from Plato's cave. Here the protagonist encounters beings who have already attained a higher level of thought on his journey to reach "beyond man and time". The musical realization is as exciting as it is multi-faceted, but despite the use of sitar and oriental percussion it clearly remains part of the well-known RPWL sound cosmos. With "We Are What We Are (The Keeper)", an atmospheric showpiece unfolds that, including Moogsolo, contains everything that distinguishes the group. "Unchain The Earth (The Scientist)" reminds of "Roses" from afar and offers itself as a single with catchy rhythm and hookline at the same time. The psychedelic-tracked "The Ugliest Man In The World (The Ugly)" trumps both harder and with some acoustic moments. With the sixteen-minute three-part "The Fisherman" and the central, again Nietzsche borrowed credo of the album "Become the self you are/feel the self you are" the previous opus magnum of RPWL can be found: Mellotron, organ and Indian sounds carry you off into a fascinating world somewhere between the early Genesis and Led Zeppelins "Kashmir". The listener has actually reached this point beyond space and time. The album is also available as a limited bonus edition - including audio book and map of the new world to be discovered.

Top track: The Fisherman

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