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Years & Years & Years

Before The Show

Years & Years & Years

LabelPony Records
VertriebRough Trade
VÖ-Datum26.10.2012

Das letzte Gastspiel des Sommers ist nun endgültig vorbei – spätestens jetzt bricht unwiderruflich die graue, trübe Jahreszeit mit wenig Sonne, langen Nächten und melancholischem Herbstblues an. Wer noch keine Vorbereitungen für den Winterschlaf getroffen hat, braucht aber nicht zu verzweifeln: Mit Years & Years & Years liefern Before The Show den perfekten Soundtrack für verregnete Sonntagnachmittage, trostlose Herbstabende oder auch einfach nur die ideale Begleitmusik für alle, die sich 45 Minuten lang mal aus dem Alltag wegträumen möchten.

Sehr ruhig und schon beinahe unaufdringlich eröffnet My Spring Curse die Platte. Als wollte die Band sich heimlich und leise herantasten und auch seine Hörer erst langsam an die Musik heranführen, beginnt der Song fast schüchtern mit Akustikgitarre und verhaltenem Gesang, ehe er sich kurz vor Schluss, aber auch nur für wenige Sekunden, zu einem überraschenden Kracher entwickelt. Der nächste Song, Gravity's Relentless Pull, ist mit typischer Instrumentenbesetzung, Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug, schon etwas präsenter, aber immer noch sehr verträumt und ruhig. Verträumt und ruhig – diese beiden Worte beschreiben Years & Years & Years sehr treffend. Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen, wie das etwas schnellere und fast gut gelaunte There's No Great Love oder das teilweise rockige Rev. I.-IV., nehmen die Jungs und Mädels aus Kopenhagen ihre Hörer mit auf eine Reise in ein behagliches und fluffiges Traumland, in dem keine hektischen oder lauten Überraschungen auf einen warten. Das bedeutet aber nicht, dass Years & Years & Years vor lauter Belanglosigkeit vor sich hindaddelt – hier treffen Einflüsse vom minimalistischen Singer & Songwriter-Sound, die sphärischen Klangwelten mit langen instrumentalen Passagen von Progressive Rock und nahezu elegische Pop-Melodien aufeinander und verschmelzen zum sanften Sound von Before The Show.

Years & Years & Years ist ein gut gemachtes Album mit einem eigenen, ein bisschen eigenbrötlerischen Sound. Allerdings ist dieser auch nicht unbedingt für jeden Geschmack, geschweige denn für jede Stimmung geeignet. Wer aber mal wieder den Alltag für kurze Zeit hinter sich und die Gedanken schweifen lassen will, bevorzugt eingekuschelt auf der Couch mit einer Tasse heißem Tee, der ist mit Before The Show bestens bedient.

Tracklist:
  1. My Spring Curse
  2. Gravity's Relentless Pull
  3. Darndest Thing
  4. Years & Years & Years
  5. Japan
  6. Blue Gentiana
  7. WTE
  8. Climbed So Far
  9. There's No Great Love
  10. Rev. I.-IV.
Highlights:

Gravity's Relentless Pull, Japan, There's No Great Love, Rev. I.-IV.

Unsere Bewertung:
7 von 10
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