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The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

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Life In Easy Steps

Robert Vincent

Life In Easy Steps

LabelDemon Blue
VertriebAlive
VÖ-Datum1.3.2013

Toll, seicht, super, langweilig, grandios, schnarch. Übersetzt brennt Robert Vincent hier mit seinem Life In Easy Steps ein adjektiv’sches Feuerwerk der akustischen Emotionen ab. Selten lagen positive Zuhörbereitschaft auf der einen und wachkomatöse Langeweile auf der anderen S(a)ite so eng beieinander wie auf diesem Debüt.

Während sich Light Of Stars als ein wirklich mehr als gelungener Opener bereits soundtechnisch an Singer-Songwriter-Pfaden eines Damien Rice oder David Gray orientiert, schafft es Robert Vincent bereits bei der Gabelung zu Track Nummer zwei sich in eher Geschmacksneutrale Belanglosigkeitsgefilde zu verirren. Denn nicht nur Burns Like Cotton In The Fields verharrt in des Hörers Kurzzeitgedächtnis in etwa so lange wie ein schlauer Satz von Dieter Bohlen. Auch der Titeltrack, das langatmige Heaven Knows oder My Pill überbieten sich beinahe an negativem Kurzweil. Das liegt vor allem an der hier besonders markanten countryesken Note, die einfach nicht zünden mag. Genug gemeckert. Die andere Hälfte des Liedgutes schlägt dann nämlich wieder in Richtung Anfang. Immer dann wenn Vincent auf den wohl dosierten Höhepunkten wie Riot’s Cry, Who Are You To Say oder dem grandiosen Denial (auf der Bonus-CD) seine wahre Liedermacherpracht entfaltet. Nicht kitschig, dezent zurückgenommen und mit dem richtigen Gespür für ruhige und haftenden Melodien zeigt der Mann aus Liverpool zu was er eigentlich in der Lage ist.

Life In Easy Steps hält was es verspricht. Manchmal ist es tatsächlich besser die einfachen Schritte zu nehmen. Nichtsdestotrotz hätte Robert Vincent den einen oder anderen gewagteren Sprung ruhig einmal wagen dürfen. So bleibt am Ende ein zwitterartiges Album irgendwo zwischen klanglicher Frohlockung und Langeweile.

 

Tracklist:
  1. CD 1: Light Of The Stars
  2. Burns (Like Cotton In The Fields)
  3. Riot's Cry
  4. Blue
  5. Life In Easy Steps
  6. Who Are You To Say
  7. The Passage
  8. Demons
  9. Heavens Knows
  10. My Pill
  11. Second Chance
  12. CD 2: The Bomb
  13. Denial
  14. I'm Still Here
  15. How Do You Sleep
Highlights:

Light Of The Stars, Riot’s Cry, Demons, Denial

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