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An Awesome Wave

Alt-J

An Awesome Wave

LabelPias UK
VertriebInfectious/Rough Trade
VÖ-Datum25.5.2012

Vier Musiker aus Leeds schließen sich zusammen und nennen sich "Vier". Genau genommen Delta, das Symbol für die Ziffer vier und den vierten Buchstaben des griechischen Alphabets. Apple-Nerds werden es längst erkannt haben, denn die Tastenkombination Alt-J (auf dem englischen Tastatur-Layout) erstellt eben jenes Δ-Zeichen, das die Band ihren Namen verleiht. Die neumoderne Befehlsstruktur trifft hier auf Tradition. Folk an, Folk aus. Indie an, Indie aus. 1 oder 0. Aber bitte nur in Kombination! Denn Alt-J haben nichts gegen kleine elektronische Einschübe. Ganz im Gegenteil, denn diese verleihen ihren Ideen die feine Ausgeglichenheit.

Stillstand herrscht auf dem Debüt von Alt-J zu keiner Sekunde. Es webt sich alles in einander, wie das Begehren es präferiert. Chöre setzen ein, Folk à la Fleet Foxes schwebt durch den Raum, Gospel-Anleihen verzieren minimal dosiert das Geschehen, HipHop-Beats dröhnen voran und schmücken das Werk von Gwil, Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton und Thom Green. Dabei gehen sie nie über die gesunde Dosierung hinaus. Was die vier, die sich an der Leedser Universität kennenlernten, fabrizieren, ist intelligent gemachter Folktronica. "Sophisticated!", wie der Engländer zu sagen pflegt. Vielleicht würde er es im Falle Alt-Js sogar rufen. Damit würde er so manche Träumereien, die durch etwaige Lagerfeuer-Stimmungen von An Awesome Wave entstehen, wie eine Blase platzen lassen, aber es wäre nur allzu verständlich. Denn so fließend und irritierend das Intro und das folgende ❦ (Ripe & Ruin) sind, wird erst Tessellate das Album fulminant beginnen. Ein wenig R'n'B bitte? Genau das hält es bereit. Sanft, mit einem unruhigen Beat unterlegt, inklusive Chören im Hintergrund und der gebrechlichen Stimme Gwils wird es zum ersten Aushängeschild des Albums. Ein Song, der direkten Eindruck hinterlässt und der von Breezeblocks nicht minder fulminant abgelöst wird. Oder ist doch lieber die Romantik gewünscht? Bitte sehr. Die gibt es ebenso reichlich: Something Good, Ms und Taro halten ganz individuell die ruhigen Momente im Album für sich reserviert. Doch allen steht die Single Mathilda voran, die nicht umsonst von diversen Stationen zur Single der Woche gekürt wurde.

Das Debüt scheint voller Highlights zu sein. Und so fehlt nur noch der Song Dissolve in der langen Liste der aufgeführten Songs. Und auch hier gibt es nur ein Wort: Chapeau! Das letzte Highlight des Albums springt zwischen Leichtigkeit und nachdenklicher Ruhe und ist die Idealbesetzung für die Mitte des Albums, scheint es die Merkmale Alt-Js auf den Punkt zu bringen. Und die sind beachtlich. Denn wer mit einem solchen Debüt und einem so geschickten Songwriting aufwarten kann, der wird sich schnell in die erste Indie-Liga spielen können.

 

Tracklist:
  1. Intro
  2. ❦ (Ripe & Ruin)
  3. Tessellate
  4. Breezeblocks
  5. ❦ (Guitar)
  6. Something Good
  7. Dissolve Me
  8. M∆tilda
  9. Ms
  10. Fitzpleasure
  11. ❦ (Piano)
  12. Bloodflood
  13. Taro
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