THE STRANGE FLOWERS - The Grace For Losers

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: CDBaby | Autor: BSV

With their sixth album, The Strange Flowers will have a problem. At first glance, the nine songs on "The Grace For Losers" appear without weak points, but also colourless and without real highlights. But you have to certify to the Italians that their music does not start to have an effect until the second listening session. Her seemingly harmless sixties psychedelic is not so toothless. She doesn't become a voracious monster, but she has delicacies to offer. Above all the simple and at the same time wonderfully catchy melodies such as in the opener "Hemerick G.", in which alienated singing and tuba-like sounds take the same to extremes. Or in "Green Madhouse Resorts Inc.", or in "Underground Underground", which could have sprung directly from the Beatles film "Help". Somewhat biting, that means: rocky and dirty it gets in "Shampoo Girls" and also in "Saddie Maggie". The finale of "The Mouse On The Shore" surprises with guitar solo, loud bass and massive drums.

Top track: Evelyn's Face

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