SHAKING GODSPEED - Welcome Back Wolf

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Classic Rock, Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: MIG | Autor: ML

It's always fun to listen to bands where a clear stylistic classification is difficult or impossible, but which still don't float outside any spheres. On their third album "Welcome Back Wolf" the quartet from Nijmegen in the Netherlands spreads a lot of joy in playing. In contrast to the two predecessor plants "Awe" (2010) and "Hoera" (2012), the four are less rough here, but all the more varied. That's because the guitar sounds of Rocco Ostermann and the vocals of Wout Kemkens never paste the rest and give bassist Alexander Van Damme and drummer Maarten Rischen air to breathe. Psychedelic aspects additionally cause strange passages, but basically it always goes forward. Some times ("Goodbye Poupon") it's a bit too hectic, other times light-footed ("The Lighthouse"). Shaking Godspeed make use of the entire spectrum of sixties and seventies rock music. It can happen that a track like "Life On Planet Earth" sounds like a mix of David Bowie's Spiders From Mars, Alice Cooper and Golden Earring.

Top Track: Future Boogie

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