Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Memphis Industries | Autor: MaB

The Brit David Brewis has released four albums since 2005 with his original formation Field Music and at the same time has accepted commissions as producer (Maximo Park), remixer and silent film composer. Last but not least there is his solo project School Of Language, for whose second album "Old Fears" he was influenced by Justin Timberlake's first two records as well as Michael Jackson's "Bad". On "Old Fears" Brewis remembers the time when he was at the beginning of his career and indulges in his early musical preferences (indie pop, electrofunk). In the instrumental title track you can almost feel the man from Sunderland conjuring up the old fears. In "Suits Us Better", on the other hand, he lets his falsetto voice ascend to heights where Pharrell Williams would otherwise be. Nevertheless "Old Fears" seems to be limited, as several songs use the same recipe (analog synths, funky guitars and airy bass lines). In addition, Brewis simply and poignantly runs out of breath on "So Much Time" and "You Kept Yourself".

Top Track: Dress Up

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