Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Full Time Hobby | Autor: SaS

One might think that behind the band name (and the somewhat silly album title) hides an exalted dance project or a cool indie band. In fact, however, Taylor Kirk sees himself more as a singer-songwriter with cinemascope ambitions. On his third album he sounds like the missing link between Lambchops Kurt Wagner and the calm, pathetic Nick Cave. His deep voice takes up a lot of space at first, but the filigree arrangements indicate that Kirk is looking for the great, sublime moment. So it is no wonder that his songs are used again and again for film and television, since the widescreen images he produces sound as if pathetic as intimate and thus switch on the head cinema from the outset. The swinging moments, which remind us very much of lambchop, are clearly behind the gooseflesh songs trained at Nick Cave. Nevertheless, Taylor Kirk also succeeds in enchanting his listeners on "Hot Dreams".

Top track: Beat The Drum Slowly

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