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The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads

Get Well Soon

The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads

LabelCity Slang
VertriebUniversal
VÖ-Datum24.8.2012

Ein Ungetüm ist er, dieser Konstantin Gropper. Spinnt eine epische Weltuntergangshymne nach der nächsten, ertüchtigt sich schon mal im Alleingang als komplettes Orchester und produziert seine Musik auch noch selbst. Normal ist das alles nicht. Eher irre. Manche würden es auch grandios nennen, der britischen "NME" zum Beispiel. Der bezeichnete Gropper einst als "German Wunderkind". "Kreatives Monstrum", im besten Sinne, würde es nicht minder gut treffen - und sich zudem wunderbar in den Titel seines dritten Albums fügen.

The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads, das scharchlachrote Ungeheuer mit den sieben Köpfen, heißt das neue Werk seines Projekts Get Well Soon. Würde uns Konstantin Gropper eines Tages selbst mit sieben Köpfen auf dem Hals anspringen, könnte das wohl niemanden mehr schocken. Gibt das Hirn des 29-Jährigen doch schon seit jeher so offentsichtlich viel mehr Ideen her, als ein einziger Kopf jemals fassen könnte. Wohl auch deshalb schreibt Gropper für Get Well Soon keine schnöden Songs. Er schreibt Kompositionen: intensive, dichte Stücke voller Drama und Tragik. Voluminöse Stücke, die den Raum einer großen Bühne brauchen, ausladende Festsäle oder gleich ein ganzes Schloss.

Bei The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads hat der Wahl-Mannheimer es wieder getan, hat sein Genie in 13 Kompositionen und 54 Minuten gepackt und ein Album hingelegt, das einen mit seiner Wucht überrollt und gleichzeitig höchste Aufmerksamkeit erfordert. Rein klanglich betrachtet passiert bei Get Well Soon in jedem einzelnen Track so viel, dass sich eine andere Band daraus jeweils ein ganzes Album stricken könnte. Aufbegehrende Bläser klatschen sich mit schwelgerischen Streichern ab, mit einer träumerischen Harfe, zuckersüßem Glockenspiel oder Flöten. Hier klingt eine zarte Mädchenstimme im Duett mit Konstantin Gropper, da ein ganzer summender Chor. Insgesamt ist The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads extrovertierter als das in sich gekehrte, wesentlich melancholischere Vorgängeralbum Vexations. Mit You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance) hat Gropper sogar einen düster-treibenden, wild vertrommelten Dance-Track geschaffen.

Als der Kreativling The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads seinem Label gegenüber als "Sommerplatte" ankündigte, dürften am Ende dennoch beide Seiten aus dem Lachen nicht mehr rausgekommen sein. Das dritte Werk von Get Well Soon hat nichts von Cocktails und Beachclub, von azurblauem Meer und feinkörnigem Strand. Wenn hier etwas strahlt, dann ist es sicher nicht die Sonne, sondern der Wahnsinn. Und das ist in diesem Fall tatsächlich gut so.

Tracklist:
  1. Prologue
  2. Let Me Check My Mayan Calendar
  3. The Last Days Of Rome
  4. The Kids Today
  5. Roland, I Feel You
  6. Disney
  7. A Gallows
  8. Oh My! Good Heart
  9. Just Like Henry Darger
  10. Dear Wendy
  11. Courage, Tiger
  12. The World's Worst Shrink
  13. You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance)
Highlights:

Roland, I Feel You, A Gallows, You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance)

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