WALLACE VAN BORN - The Orb We Absorb

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Devil In A Box | Autor: JV

In their Belgian homeland they got the nickname Plettwallace (Pletwals = Dutch for steamroller) because of their live power. The three Stonerrockers also generate powerful power and pressure at their latest plant. But they act on it much more subtly and multi-layeredly than the aforementioned planning tool is able to do. The album was recorded in Joshua Tree, California. Apparently - as the desert rock elements suggest - the musicians got a lot of desert dust there. Singer Ian Clement obviously met Doors frontman Jim Morrison in the desert, because his voice often exudes exactly his pathos. Together with his musical colleagues Sylvester Vanborm on drums and Dries Hoof on bass, he creates dark mini-dramas with his vocals and guitar, some with intricate rhythms, some with rousing, powerful grooves. And "Skipping Loops" is almost an indie hit candidate thanks to its groovy coolness. On "Revealers" the band shows how much drama and force you can create with a rock trio.

Top Track: Revealers

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