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Baby Universal

Baby Universal

Baby Universal

LabelDreaminc Records
VertriebEMI
VÖ-Datum20.8.2010

Auf einem langen Roadtrip irgendwo zwischen New York und San Francisco wurde Baby Universal geboren – zumindest gedanklich. Zuerst waren da nur Cornelius Ochs und die endlosen Highways, Bücher von Jack Kerouac und Gedichte von William Blake. Zurück daheim in Halle entstanden dann aus all diesen Eindrücke und Inspirationen Songs, die Ochs mit vier Freunden einspielte. Genau genommen erblickte erst dann Baby Universal wirklich und wahrhaftig das Licht der Welt. Ende August erscheint das Debütalbum des Rock Noir-Quintetts.

Vom gleichnamigen Song der Band Tin Machine haben die fünf Jungs ihren Namen übernommen. Und irgendwo zwischen eben jener Band, Joy Division und den Bad Seeds sind Baby Universal auch anzusiedeln. Sie selbst bezeichnen ihre Musik als „Eastgerman Emigrate Rock’n’Roll“ und beim Hören ihres Debütalbums ist klar, wohin die Emigration führt: in die Weiten Nordamerikas – das Ganze äußerst düster, äußerst atmosphärisch. Die Band hat bei den Aufnahmen auf Equipment aus den 1970er-Jahren gesetzt. Genau dieser Klang transportiert perfekt den musikalischen Roadtrip nach Melancholia von Ochs und seinen Mannen. Sehr Gitarren lastig mit einigen wenigen Streichereinlagen kommen die Songs daher. Wie ein dichter Nebel umschließt der dumpfe Bass sämtliche Lieder. Auf Boys And Girls flirrt die Gitarre träumerisch und erzeugt einen lässigen, wenn auch leicht wehmütigen Surf-Sound. Stücke wie A Ghost Is In The House oder Alright In The Air haben durch die treibenden Gitarren eine poppigere Anmutung und erinnern zuweilen stark an INXS. Cornelius Ochs charismatische Stimme versetzt den Hörer durchweg in eine andere Zeit und geleitet ihn auf den Spuren von On the Road über den nordamerikanischen Kontinent.

Kein Wunder, dass Quentin Tarantino ein bekennender Fan von Baby Universal ist. Mit ihrem melancholischen Rock’n’Roll Noir würden sie einen Film des Kultregisseurs perfekt musikalisch untermalen.

Tracklist:
  1. Heartrightout
  2. A Ghost Is In The House
  3. Bye Bye Love
  4. Alright In The Air
  5. Dancing Witches
  6. Black Sun Roll
  7. Dance Radio
  8. Mother
  9. Boys And Girls
  10. Girls Of Mars
Highlights:

A Ghost Is In The House, Boys And Girls

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