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The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

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Arc

Everything Everything

Arc

LabelRCA
VertriebSony
VÖ-Datum15.2.2013

Pop-Musik mit dem Anspruch, der dem Genre angehefteten Einfachheit entgegenzuwirken - das ist Math-Pop. Und wie These New Puritans haben Everything Everything unlängst gezeigt, dass auch sie diesen Weg so eindrucksvoll beschreiten können. Das Debüt Man Alive wurde zwar gefeiert, aber der Markt schien sich noch nicht auf das Album einlassen zu wollen. Nun sollen das zweite Album Arc und ein neues Label für Rückenwind für den Vierer aus England sorgen.

Dass dieses Vorhaben durchaus gelingen kann, bewies die eingängige Vorabsingle Cough Cough, die genau das ausmacht, wofür von Everything Everything die Lorbeeren einheimsten: ein rabiater, treibender Rhythmus, eine bemerkenswerte Songstruktur und ein einnehmender Gesang Jonathan Higgs'. Dessen Falsettgesang überströmt das Album, dirigiert es und steuert jeden Song in ruhige Wasser, auch wenn dieser sich in Aktionismus begibt und seine Ideen lautstark nach außen trägt. Und Arc will kein spürbar homogenes Album sein. Jeder Song ist ein Kleinod für sich und platziert sich als schier autarkes Gegengewicht zu seinen Songkollegen. Mal Ballade, mal nahezu störrisch fragmentiertes Gebilde, mal nervös und mal schwebend. Catchy präsentieren sich die Songs auf Arc nur äußerst selten, sondern fordern eine ruhige, gewissenhafte Auseinandersetzung, die sukzessive mit dreizehn unterhaltsamen, interessanten Songs belohnt wird. Die Komplexität hält den Reiz hoch und genau das ist die Qualität im Songwriting dieses Quartetts. Nichts scheint unüberlegt komponiert bzw. verbunden zu sein; sie verfolgen ein Ziel, das sich zwischen versteckten Melodien und Melancholien hin und her bewegt.

Den Anspruch an sich halten Everything Everything erneut enorm hoch und geben sich keinerlei Blöße, diesen selbst nicht erreichen zu können. Dabei legt Higgs entsprechend Wert darauf, seine Texte in puncto Komplexität ebenfalls den Songs in nichts nachstehen zu lassen. Sie folgen keinen einfachen Schemata, keinem bekannten Storyboard, sondern präsentieren sich ebenso temporär als zu entwirrender Knoten, wie die Songs an sich. Ein gelungener Neueinstand der Math-Pop-Band aus England.

 

Tracklist:
  1. Cough Cough
  2. Kemosabe
  3. Torso Of The Week
  4. Duet
  5. Choice Mountain
  6. Feet For Hands
  7. Undrowned
  8. _Arc_
  9. Amourland
  10. The House Is Dust
  11. Radiant
  12. The Peaks
  13. Don't Try
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