WATTER - This World

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Temporary Residence | Autor: BSV

The elegance of subtlety. The invocation of hypnosis. The beauty of permanent repetition. The two multi-instrumentalists Zak Riles (from the Grails) and Tyler Trotter (from Strike City) as well as Slint drummer Britt Walford may have made all this their motto when they produced "This World", the debut of their project Watter. Not on the agenda was the redefinition of New Artrock. Rather, they relied on the well-known variety of the constantly repeating structures and the recurring small melodies, riffs and licks. All six tracks of the 46-minute album are structured like this. Above all, however, they remain discreet. Nothing is shrill or threatening. Like her Swiss colleagues from Beautiful Leopard or the Canadians Do Make Say Think, Watter is committed to openness and optimism. The tones seem to be lowered, which only intensifies the hypnotic effect. Only the 13-minute "Seawater" sounds a bit more extroverted, making this track the highlight of the album.

Top track: Seawater

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