Now it's here, the long awaited and eagerly awaited second album of the women's quartet Warpaint. Almost four years went by before the Californians gave their breathtaking debut "The Fool" a successor. Like its predecessor, the - nameless - second movement has also become a great success. As Dreampop the nine "The Fool"-pieces were quite aptly defined. This label could also be attached to the twelve current songs. What does that mean? From fairylike to electronic to almost punk, this wonder bag contains just about everything you'd expect from a modern alternative album. And there is always a touch of ethereality hanging over the events, a pinch of rapture that has an infectious effect. The sound is extremely diversified despite all homogeneity: There is the grimness of a PJ Harvey, the floating of the Cocteau Twins, the driving of the Breeders or the Throwing Muses and occasionally even the demanding of a Patti Smith. Yet the hypnotic of this sound universe is a warpaint matter of its own. An exciting piece of music has been created here, which only quotes itself a little too often at the end.
Top track: Love Is To Die