Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Little Teddy | Autor: JV
Behind the "Suhnuhvohld" pronounced music project from Southern Germany are the South African singer and songwriter Nic Olsen and drummer Florian Schanze. That Olsen has a knack for catchy harmonies and Britpop-stamped songwriting with a touch of retro charm has already been proven by multiple chart placements in his home country. For the "Parlotones" he composed the hit "Push Me To The Floor". Good melodies have flowed out of Olsen's pen ten times on the wolfish album as well, but they are rather rocky. Any newfangled technical bells and whistles were frowned upon in the recordings (on analog 24-track tape), obviously only electric and acoustic guitars, microphones and pickups for drums were allowed in the Chicago Electrical Audio Studio. The effect is that you think you're listening to a better rehearsal recording. Which of course creates mixed feelings and raises the question whether it really had to be that simple.
Top track: Love Is Where You Are