Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Longhair | Autor: WS

The music of this group polarizes. That's it! On their second album, the Aachen combo with the dazzling name offers a zappaesque prog string in a class of its own (congenially captured by nectar cover artist Helmut Wenske in the crazy psychedelic cover). The opening longtrack "The Syrian Goddess" is like a surrealistic Monty Python flick with a lot of theatrical thunder. The exalted singer Jonas Wingens doubles himself by intoning once in a calm voice and at the same time crawling around like a crazy circus director. Memories of the psychedelic prehistory of the prog, of Family and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, come up. The band is always best when they follow their most unconventional musical intentions. Guitarist Geoffrey Blaeske sets a highlight in the instrumental "Land(e)scapes And The Beauty Of Number 64". She's A Ghost even lets it be ballad-like punk attitude. From time to time you need music like this to brush your listening habits against the grain.

Top track: The Syrian Goddess

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