WHITE HILLS - Frying On This Rock

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Thrill Jockey | Autor: JV

With a heavy rock board the New York trio brutally maltreats their auditory canals - with "Pads Of Light" guitarist Dave W., bassist Ego Sensation and their comrades-in-arms follow the proven start of their debut and first show their earthy, freaky side before they put the listener to a hard test with the next number, "Robot Stomp". For minutes the same basic idea is mercilessly pursued with the monotony of a machine rhythm in the 11:48 long track. You can gratefully perceive every slight change in rhythm or guitar work. Minimalism à la White Hills. And that's not the only longtrack: One eight-minute and one fourteen-minute has to be mastered among other things. Of course the effort is worth it. The band continues to be refreshingly experimental in their special sound cosmos and continues to try out new combinations of psychedelic, hard rock and kraut rock, punk and noise. The singing is rather melodic screaming and usually subordinated to the overall sound. Often he sounds alienated and always a little bit mantra-like enraptured. Welcome to the White Hills!

Top Track: Song Of Everything

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