SONSON - A Shine Below The Mound

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014, Jahrgang 2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Kapitän Platte | Autor: BSV

Oh how wonderful are the old 60s beat organ guitar sounds. What a mischievous charm these seemingly danceable rhythms and coquettish melodies possess. That's what Sonson must have thought. On their debut album "A Shine Below The Mound" (not including a 2013 EP), the Swedes know how to mix exactly the right amount of dirt and weirdness into their songs, so that they don't run the risk of drifting into too shallow or poppy climes. On the contrary, they unfold a playful, airy, psychedelic character. Sonson completely do without vocals. Their melodies manifest themselves through the guitars and organs. This happens a bit more rough (like at the end of "Sun Wax"), but mostly casual or dreamy like in "Medicine Lumber". In "Juvenile Steam" - how should the title be any different? - the good old rock'n'roll breaks out. Even the good old Krautrock à la Neu! can be discovered here ("Fool's Gold"). And with the almost ten-minute New Artrock hammer "Tupilak" the band proves that they are also at home here and now.

Top track: Tupilak

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