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Beard, Wives, Denim

Pond

Beard, Wives, Denim

LabelModular
VertriebRough Trade
VÖ-Datum13.4.2012

Vor gut zwei Jahren erschien die Band Tame Impala auf der Longplayer-Bildfläche und veröffentlichte mit Innerspeaker ein Debüt nach Maß. Irgendwo zwischen britischen Rave-Klängen und Retro-Rock mit Psycho-Anklängen bewegten sich die Musiker, deren Songs bisweilen an gekonnte Jamsessions erinnern ließen. Drei Jahre hatten die vier Kevin Parker, Dominic Simper, Jay Watson und Nick Allbrook seit ihrer Gründung immerhin gebraucht, um den ersten Tonträger auf den Markt bringen zu können. Das Prozedere der sechsköpfigen Zweitband Pond (darunter Allbrook, Watson und Parker) die sich 2008 gründete, ging wesentlich schneller, denn die sorgten schon 2009 mit Psychedelic Mango in kleinen Kreisen für Aufmerksamkeit.

Musikalisch liegen zwischen Tame Impala und Pond allerdings nur wenige Welten. Ein straighter und luftiger Song namens Solitude Is Bliss von Tame Impala ist nur eine Ausnahme eines Songs, der auf dem Album Beard, Wives, Denim tendenziell fehl am Platz gewesen wäre. Am ehesten schafft es vielleicht noch Elegant Design, dieser Leichtigkeit der famosen Single zu folgen. Ansonsten regiert der Retro-Sound, der ebenfalls eine gehörige Portion Jam-Charakter und Psycho-Flächen enthält. Das könnte sich nun als fade Angelegenheit in punkto Gleichschaltung des musikalischen Werdegangs herausstellen. Doch die Musiker agieren auf ihrem neuesten Werk erneut so unterhaltsam und authentisch, dass die Betrachtung einer frappierenden Ähnlichkeit kaum negativ ins Gewicht fällt. Beschwerden über Songs wie Fantastic Explosion Of Time, You Broke My Cool, Leisure Pony oder Moth Wings hinterließen wohl wenig Eindruck, zeigen die insgesamt dreizehn Songs auf den Punkt, dass sie in ihren Arbeiten ihre Verheißung gefunden haben und ihre Musik zu leben scheinen. Staubig soll es klingen, dreckig mitunter, alt, die alten Zeiten nicht vergessen, sondern sie sollen in der Gegenwart lebendig gehalten werden. Das wird nur erreicht, wenn jeder Ton, jedes Segment eine Authentizität übertragt, dass sich jede Faser in die bunte Zeit zurückversetzt fühlt. Das verstehen Pond noch konsequenter durchzuführen, als die Hauptband der drei Kevin Parker, Jay Watson und Nick Allbrook eben jener Tame Impala es konnte.

Sie können straight, sie können traumwandlerisch, sie können Ballade und sie können einen Hauch Beatles versprühen. Das reicht für beste Unterhaltung, das reicht für eine Zeitreise und das reicht für ein großes, neues Ausrufezeichen in Richtung anderer Retro-Bands, zumal die Ideen so zu sprudeln scheinen, dass ein weiteres Album für dieses Jahr geplant ist. Pond toben sich aus und spielen mit den Sounderinnerungen, dass ihnen ein Überschwang an schnellen und interessanten Ideen für ein weiteres unterhaltsames Album mehr als zuzutrauen wäre. Doch bis dahin brillieren Beard, Wives, Denim.

 

 

 

 

 

Tracklist:
  1. Fantastic Explosion Of Time
  2. When It Explodes
  3. Elegant Design
  4. Sorry I Was Under The Sky
  5. Sun And Sea And You
  6. Allergies
  7. You Broke My Cool
  8. Moth Wings
  9. Leisure Pony
  10. Mystery
  11. Dig Brother
  12. Eye Pattern Blindness
  13. Moreno's Blend
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