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Album der Woche

The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

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Union

The Boxer Rebellion

Union

LabelThe Boxer Rebellion
VertriebADA Global
VÖ-Datum30.10.2009

Gemessen an der Geschwindigkeit der Veröffentlichnungen, ist Union von The Boxer Rebellion ein alter Hut, denn die Möglichkeit, dieses Album zu hören, besteht bereits seit knapp einem Jahr. Genauer gesagt ist dieses Album seit Januar 2009 als Download im Handel und es wäre eine falsche These, wenn niemand von diesem heiß erwarteten Album eine Notiz genommen hätte, denn der Nachfolger von Exits konnte sich achtenswert in den Charts platzieren und die Single Evacuate bekam den Titel Single Of The Week.

Nachdem sie plötzlich ohne Label ihr Bandleben fristeten, ließ sich das Quartett nicht unterkriegen und so wählten sie den für sie günstigsten Weg der Vermarktung. Dass Union nun endlich auch als physischer Tonträger in den Handel kommt, war längst überflüssig, denn auf dem Nachfolger von Exits beweisen The Boxer Rebellion erneut, wie einfühlsam sie spannungsgeladenen Indie-Pop-Rock aus dem Ärmel schütteln können. Das Tohuwabohu im Vorfeld der Produktion schien The Boxer Rebellion kaum in die Knie gezwungen zu haben. Dennoch ist Union mit weniger Wucht bestückt als sein Nachfolger. Doch das schmälert weder die Spielfreude der Londonder Band, noch ihr majestätisch musikalisches Auftreten.

The Boxer Rebellion strahlen die Präsenz aus, die für ihre leicht epische Musik obligatorisch ist. Die Spannungsbögen verlieren nie das Ziel aus den Augen, sei es das treibende Forces, die Ballade Soviets oder die gekrönte Single Evacuate. Souveränität ist das Stichwort und diese verkörpern sie erneut mit Bravour. Dennoch ist Union alles andere als ein schnell fassbares Werk geworden. Die schwebenden Elemente enthüllen immer wieder neue Facetten, die entdeckt werden wollen, die hörbar werden und mit Nachdruck ihre Kraft wiederkehrend verteidigen. Das sind die Bestandteile, die dieses Werk so interessant und spannend gestalten und mit denen The Boxer Rebellion abermalig beweisen, wie sehr sie ihr Handwerk verstehen.

Tracklist:
  1. Flashing Red Light Means Go
  2. Move On
  3. Evacuate
  4. Soviets
  5. Spitting Fire
  6. Misplaced
  7. The Gospel Of Goro Adachi
  8. These Walls Are Thin
  9. Forces
  10. Semi-Automatic
  11. Silent Movie
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