Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Kapitän Platte | Autor: BSV

has a certain artistic charm. The minimum requirement for the music is that it captures the atmosphere and dramaturgy of the strip. It is even better if she enriches him afterwards. And the freestyle is successful, even if the music can stand for itself without the film. We Stood Like Kings mastered these three tasks in relation to the 1927 film "Berlin - The Symphony of the Big City" shot by the German director Walter Ruttmann. On "Berlin 1927", the Belgian band transforms the daring editing technique of the movie into a melancholic new art rock, which lives mainly from playing the piano, be it a neoclassical, minimal or too big hymns and reminiscent melodies, which swing up. The five acts of this soundtrack pile up to Walls Of Sound, but they don't grow into the sky and can even collapse completely. The tunings vary due to skilfully used fast/slow changes. No monuments are erected here. Even when the guitars get louder, the piano always practices elegance.

Top Track: Act II

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