• Lanterns On The Lake - Beings

    Wem das Warten auf das zweite Album von Daughter, "Not To Disappear", zu lang wird (schließlich müssen wir bis dahin noch 42 mal zu Bett gehen), dem sei "Beings" von Lanterns On The Lake empfohlen.

    Das Quartett stammt aus Newcastle, besteht aktuell aus Hazel Wilde (Gesang, Gitarre, Piano), Paul Gregory (Gitarre, Produktion), Oliver Ketteringham (Schlagzeug, Piano) sowie Bob Allan (Bass) und hat seit 2007 nicht nur die ein oder anderen Umbesetzung hinter sich, sondern auch einige Singles, EPs und Platten veröffentlicht: Den Alben "Gracious Tide, Take Me Home" (2011) und "Until The Colours Run" (2013) folgte nun "Beings", zu dem die Sängerin folgendes zu sagen hat: "We wanted it to be more raw. At its darkest points, we wanted it to feel like you'd dived into the deepest part our dreams and were taking a look around. At its lightest we wanted it to feel like you were coming up for air."

    Lanterns On The Lake plustern sich auf "Beings" auf und wandeln zwischen düster-atmosphärischen Dreampop und episch-anschwellenden Indie-/Postrock, der Dank seiner Streicher- und Piano-Arrangemets sowie der Laut-Leise-Dynamik auch an Sigur Rós denken lässt:

    ‘Of Dust & Matter’ opens proceedings in eccentric fashion, off-kilter keys and shuffling drums taking turns to give way to hushed vocals, and both ‘Faultlines’ - which decries austerity whilst setting increasingly urgent piano work against a subtle wall of reverb - and the simmering ‘The Crawl’, where the drums rattle like heavy artillery, suggest that the Newcastle outfit are on the leanest and most focused form of their lives here.
    Elsewhere, vocalist Hazel Wilde is left to pick up a little bit more of the slack - the stormy ‘Stepping Down’ has her centre stage against an erratic electronic backdrop, for instance - and she rises to the occasion; there’s nuance and quiet menace to her delivery, suiting both the subject matter and the often claustrophobic nature of the songs themselves. The slow, deliberate title track is probably the standout; when the strings flutter and guitars shimmer quite like that, there’s no real need for a crescendo. Lanterns on the Lake are making rock music that, in terms of how vital it feels in 2015, is virtually without equal. ‘Beings’ just about confirms that.
    (DIY Magazine)

    These ten songs reflect a world that has been torn apart, crushed underfoot, and ravaged by injustice. But there aren’t any loud explosions here, no violent recriminations. The dust has settled, and capitulation has given way to a strange sense of beauty amid restlessness, hope amid chaos. (...)
    Beings is something of an amalgamation, a set of mostly slower, intimate songs rendered with a broad, layered sonic canvas. This music rolls in like a mist off the Tyne. (...)
    The overall tone combined with the dynamic, loud-quiet-loud arrangements could lead some listeners to believe Lanterns on the Lake have gotten a bit high-minded. Like the best sonic explorers before them, though, they’ve earned the right. Beings presents a band growing, progressing, and challenging itself without losing its sense of identity. And, like the best pop art, it speaks directly to current times while transcending them as well. It’s not to be missed. 

    Lanterns On The Lake in Deutschland:
    15.02.16 Hamburg, Molotow
    16.02.16 Berlin, Privatclub
    17.02.16 München, Kranhalle
    22.02.16 Köln, YUCA

  • 3 Kommentare:

    Volker hat gesagt…

    OK. 6,5

    Ingo hat gesagt…

    7 Punkte

    Dirk hat gesagt…

    Feine Platte. 7,5 Punkte

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    10. Lovesexy (1988)
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    8. 3121 (2006)
    7. 1999 (1982)
    6. The Gold Experience (1995)
    5. Dirty Mind (1980)
    4. Sign O' The Times (1987)
    3. Parade (1986)
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    (ausgewählt von Volker)