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Violet Cries

Esben And The Witch

Violet Cries

LabelMatador/Beggars Group
VertriebIndigo
VÖ-Datum28.1.2011

Das Feuer, vor kurzem entzündet, schlängelt sich immer weiter am eigenen Körper hinauf. Es wird heißer. Der Geruch nach verbranntem Fleisch steigt in die Nase. Höllenqualen. Schmerzen. Die Augen rollen langsam nach hinten. Die Lider schließen sich. Doch es wartet nicht etwa ein erlösendes weißes Licht. Stattdessen grauer Nebel, der einen umringt. Und Esben And The Witch, die mit ihrem Debüt Violet Cries den Untergang zelebrieren. "I will hunt the one that burns / […] there's nothing else to do for us here." (Light Streams)

Die englische Band, erst 2008 gegründet, malt gerne schwarz. Titel gebende ominöse Krankheiten (Argyria, Chorea), Rachegötter (Eumenides), Tod, Angst und Zerstörung: Daniel Copeman, Thomas Fisher und Rachel Davies spielen mit der Dunkelheit. In England wurde ihre Musik bereits als "Nightmare Pop" tituliert, und das Bild passt. Gewichtiger Rhythmus, dominierende Drums inmitten von mal sphärischer, mal beißender Elektronik, dazu der etwas verklärte, Echo-behaftete Gesang von Davies. Die Atmosphäre auf Violet Cries ist erdrückend. Beim Opener Argyria lassen sie sich viel Zeit, um all diese Dynamik in einen Song zu packen. Es entsteht ein Sog, der bis zum letzten Ton anhält. Auch weil sie sich zum Beispiel mit dem griffigen Marching Song dem Pop nicht verschließen. Oder aber wie in Marine Fields Glow ein paar Gänge zurückschalten. Dazu kommen Schreie, die einem Schauer über den Rücken jagen (Battlecry/Mimicry) und immer wieder irritierende Störgeräusche. Violet Cries ist tatsächlich wie ein einziger Albtraum in zehn sich ergänzenden, schweißgebadeten Abschnitten. Wenn eine Szene einen Höhepunkt erreicht hat, wird abrupt abgebrochen, ein neues Setting entsteht, und nur eines ist sicher: Gottverlassen ist es auch hier.

Esben And The Witch haben sich nach einem dänischen Kinder-Märchen benannt. In diesem geht es um Esben, den jüngsten von zwölf Söhnen, der weder von seinen Geschwistern noch von seinen Eltern Beachtung findet. Als sie in die Welt hinausziehen, stellt sich Esben ein ums andere Mal als Lebensretter seiner Brüder heraus. Dafür überlistet er eine böse alte Hexe, die, ausgetrickst von dem jüngsten Sprössling, alle ihre 13 Töchter verliert, ja teils selbst zerhackt. Das Märchen endet mit einem Happy End. Und obwohl Esben And The Witch in ihrer Musik lieber das Dunkel herauf beschwören: Violet Cries wird für sie sicherlich ebenso ein glückliches Ende parat halten.

Tracklist:
  1. Argyria
  2. Marching Song
  3. Marine Fields Glow
  4. Light Streams
  5. Hexagons IV
  6. Chorea
  7. Warpath
  8. Battlecry/Mimicry
  9. Eumenides
  10. Swans
Highlights:

Argyria, Marching Song, Warpath

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