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Pitch Black Star Spangled

Stian Westerhus

Pitch Black Star Spangled

LabelRune Grammofon
VertriebCargo Records
VÖ-Datum23.7.2010

Mitunter kreuzt dieser Spruch unseren Weg. Er klingt erst einmal gut und dann doch auch wieder  überzogen und gekünstelt. Gemeint ist die Behauptung, dass die elektrische Gitarre ein ganzes Orchester beherberge. Ganz selten nur darf dieser Ausspruch als wahrhaftig zutreffend gelten. Für das Musizieren eines Menschen kann der Satz indes zweifelsfrei als einzig wahrer herangezogen werden. In den Händen von Stian Westerhus wird das Holzbrett mit den Stahlsaiten, Magneten und Drehreglern zu einem geradezu magischen Klangerzeugungsinstrument.

Welche Töne und Klangfarben der Skandinavier einer an einen Verstärker angeschlossenen Sechssaitigen zu entlocken versteht, dies vermag immer wieder zu verblüffen. Während Normalmusizierende Einzeltöne und Akkorde produzieren, entsteht bei Westerhus weniger Bekanntes, vielmehr Kunst. Klangskulpturen sind seine Stücke.

Natürlich bedarf auch Stian Westerhus, weil er kein Traditionalist oder Purist ist, verschiedener Effektgeräte um Signale zu verfremden und zu manipulieren, doch seine Fertigkeiten diese Ereignisse eigenwillig zu gestalten und auch in Formen zu bringen, sind abenteuerlich und dennoch bodenständig. Weil Westerhus nicht übertreibt und im Studio Spur um Spur mit Schicht um Schicht füllt, sondern das schlichtweg angestöpselte oder präparierte Instrument zum Leben erweckt. Statt flächige Meditationen zu produzieren oder reinen Lärm - welchen er, ebenfalls als festen Bestandteil seiner Stücke, durchaus auch aufzuführen versteht: Music For Leaving -, bedient der Skandinavier seine Geräte sensibel. Seine abstrakten Gitarrengemälde, oftmals zerklüftet oder gar dunkel und bedrohlich, sind trotzdem von atemberaubender Schönheit.

Tracklist:
  1. Don´t Tell Me This Is Home
  2. Thy Gospel
  3. Sing With Me Somehow
  4. The Antagonist
  5. Pitch Black Star Spangled
  6. Trailer Trash Ballad
  7. Music For Leaving
  8. Empty Hands Mirrored Softly
  9. Heart Of Lead
Highlights:

Pitch Black Star Spangled, Heart Of Lead, Thy Gospel

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