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Yellow & Green

Baroness

Yellow & Green

LabelRelapse
VertriebRough Trade
VÖ-Datum20.7.2012

Um überhaupt mal etwas Schlechtes über Baroness loszuwerden: Wenn John Dyer Baizley nicht mal etwas anderes auf seine Cover malt, gibt's im Zeichenunterricht bald nur noch eine 1 Minus!

Schwupps! Und schon setzt das schlechte Gewissen ein. Natürlich ist das Cover erwartungsgemäß hinreißend geworden. Aber irgendwas muss sich an Yellow & Green doch finden lassen, dem es gelingt, die gehässige Kritikerseele zu befriedigen. Es ist doch schon das dritte (und vierte) Album und das zweite (Blue) war doch auch schon ein Meisterwerk. Doch: Statt Befriedigung geschieht Befriedung - aller Herzen und aller Klassen. Insgeheim hatten wir doch gehofft, Baizley und Co. würden noch eins oben drauf setzen. Und es geschieht ohnehin schon viel zu selten, dass eben diese Hoffnungen schließlich auch einmal erhört werden.

Green & Yellow nun Stück für Stück zu zerlegen, zu diskutieren, was ist Prog, was ist Indie, was Sludge und was Metal und wieso das alles auch noch unbedingt zusammengehört, würde das Monster nur verärgern, seine Schönheit verkennen und seine prosaisches Gewalt in Zügel zwingen...wenigstens für den Moment. Viel schöner ist es darüber zu referieren, was das dritte Album des Georgia-Vierers mit seinem Hörer veranstaltet, wie alles - vom 70's-Retro-Gefrickel bis zur düst'ren Sludgewalze im Kopf verschmilzt; zu etwas, das offenen Mundes höchstens bestaunt werden kann, am Ende aber doch nur schwer beschrieben. Ein Ungetüm aus unglaublichem Melodiewerk, kehliger Virtuosität sowie - und  das ist sogar für Gradwanderer wie Baroness ein Novum - einem erschreckend hohen Hitpotenzial. Was sich als Phrase liest und sicher so auch verstanden werden kann, bekommt dann ein völlig neues Maß an Bedeutung, wenn sich ein Lied wie Sea Lungs - das uns zu musikalischer Euphorie und schmerzlicher Melancholie zugleich verleitet - weiter und weiter und weiter in uns hineinfrisst und uns über Tage fest umklammert.

75 Minuten lang wandert, walzt, wabert, schwebt und rauscht Green & Yellow durch den Kopf und hinterlässt dort mehr als nur die bloße Erinnerung an das, was gerade noch aus den Lautsprechern geschallt war. Dass dabei möglicherweise nicht jedes einzelne musikalische Kleinod so ganz und gar und unbedingt vonnöten gewesen wäre, ist vielleicht der einzige Wermutstropfen eines Doppel-Albums, dessen Macher sich erneut selbst übertreffen konnten. Dessen Anmut und Größe jeden Zweifler in die Schranken weist. Wehe dem, der schon jetzt überlegt, was wohl die nächste Farbe bringt.

Tracklist:
  1. Yellow Theme
  2. Take My Bones Away
  3. March To The Sea
  4. Little Things
  5. Twinkler
  6. Cocainium
  7. Back Where I Belong
  8. Sea Lungs
  9. Eula
  10. Green Theme
  11. Board Up The House
  12. Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
  13. Foolsong
  14. Collapse
  15. Psalms Alive
  16. Stretchmarker
  17. The Line Between
  18. If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry
Highlights:

Sea Lungs, March To The Sea, Back Where I Belong

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