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The Birds Fly Low

Creature With The Atom Brain

The Birds Fly Low

LabelWastemyrecords
VertriebCargo Records
VÖ-Datum7.12.2012

 

Einen großen Namen haben sie immer noch nicht. Aber dennoch: die ersten beiden Alben der Band stießen in Kritikerkreisen auf große Sympathie und das Wirken von Aldo Struyf in der belgischen Indie-Größe Millionaire sorgte vorab für einen kleinen Bekanntheitsgrad und Anerkennung in der Musikerszene. Mark Lanegan war einer der ersten Anhänger und lieh einem Song des Debüts seine Stimme. Und längst wurden sie als Support von u.a. Queens Of The Stone Age und The Dead Weather gebucht und gingen auf internationale Touren. Das weitere Positive: die Verbindungen blieben bestehen und es wurde ein Song des neuen Albums scheinbar konsequent auf die Stimme Mark Lanegans zugeschnitten.

Black Rider Run ist der ungekrönte Höhepunkt des Albums und sie scheinen sich etwas an den Kooperationen des Sängers mit den Soulsavers orientiert zu haben. Düster, dunkel, druckvoll und erdrückend erhebt sich dieses kaltwarme Stück und saugt die Stimme Lanegans in sich auf. Dass die Creature With The Atom Brain gerne das Düstere mag, hatten längst die Alben I Am The Golden Bridge und Transylvania gezeigt, in dem sie Psychedelic und Indie-Rock mit einem kleinen Hang zum Lo-Fi verbanden und Airplaychancen beiseite ließen. Das hat sich auch mit dem dritten Album The Birds Fly Low nicht geändert. Der Weg des Quartetts wird konsequent weiterverfolgt, auch wenn sich die Band von einer variableren Seite als bisher zeigt. So klingt der Opener Hit The Sky nach der alten Creature-Schule, wie sie seit Bestehen existiert: ein Rockriff, Druckerzeugung in Old-School-Manier und Aldo Struyf als passender Frontmann in Aktion. Nicht weniger unbescheiden agiert Wolf Eye, dessen Bläser zum letzten Kick verhelfen wissen. Und schon brechen Creature Of The Atom Brain aus ihrer gewohnten Spur mit den folgenden Southern Wind und The Beauty Of The Rain aus. Ersteres wagt einen leisen Schritt in Richtung Funk, während letzteres sich in Reggae-Gefilde begibt somit zusammen die großen Ausbrüche des Albums darstellen. Denn vornehmlich existiert die solide, unterhaltsame und gelungene Indie-Rock-Psycheldic-Melange, für die Creature Of The Atom Brain seit ihrem Debüt so gelobt wird. Dass sich zwischen dem im Verlauf des Albums reichlich vorkommenden Blues auch ein verqueres Atari-meets-Hardcore-Gespenst namens R-Frequency in die Reihe gedrängt hat, unterstützt die Annahme des stellenweise erweiterten Sounds.

Die Antwerpener haben wieder alles im Griff: sich, die Technik und ihr ansprechendes Songwriting. Und The Birds Fly Low ist erneut das Ergebnis, das von ihnen erwartet wird. Was nach einer nüchternen Betrachtung klingt, ist nur die beruhigende Bestätigung, dass die Qualität bei den Creature With The Atom Brain in Konsequenz weitergeführt wurde.

 

Tracklist:
  1. Hit The Sky
  2. Wolf Eye
  3. Southern Wind
  4. The Beauty Of The Rain
  5. Black Rider Run
  6. The Dust Of Time
  7. Sayonara
  8. Nightlife
  9. Break Me Blue
  10. Red River
  11. Slide
  12. R-Frequency
  13. The Birds Fly Low
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