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The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

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Busting Visions

Zeus

Busting Visions

LabelSo Recordings
VertriebRough Trade
VÖ-Datum12.10.2012

Jetzt werden Stoffe gewälzt, Schnittmuster herausgekramt und möglichst vorm Zusammennähen gebatikt! Stirnband raus und Blumen an den Hut! Es geht ab in die 70er, als die Drogen das Bewusstsein erweiterten und nicht direkt ausknockten, als die freie Liebe noch politisches Statement war und Demonstrationen an der Tagesordnung. Rock wurde zur Kunstform, die Mehrspurtechnik revolutionierte das Songwriting und die Beatles waren mehr als nur die Band, die über Teenagerliebe sang.

Zumindest darf davon geträumt werden, 40 Jahre später, im anwesenden Herbst des Jahres 2012, der nichts anderes zur Aufgabe hat, die Tage kürzer und kälter werden zu lassen. Und dann kommen Zeus um die Ecke, die die Fab Four studiert haben, um Backgroundchöre wie in alten Zeiten zu setzen, die AC/DC aufgesogen haben, dass sie gleich in den ersten Tönen des Album Busting Visions die Klampfe von Angus Young zitieren müssen und keinen Rockzipfel des Hardrock-Jahrzehnts auslassen wollen. Der Sound lässt die Reise doch ein Stück Realität werden - hautnah klingt dieser am längst vergangen Jahrzehnt. Und ausgerechnet diese Band kommt aus dem Umfeld des Herrn Jason Collett, seines Zeichen Frontmann der Band Broken Social Scene, die das Aushängeschild der kanadischen Indie-Wohngemeinschafts-Musikanten-Szene bildet und wurde vom Label Arts & Crafts unter Vertrag genommen. Dabei ist es ist kaum anzuhören, dass Teile der Band Colletts Backing Band bildete. Es ächzt und krächzt an allen Enden und es werden klare Ansagen gemacht: "Are You Gonna Waste My Time? Or are you gonna be mine?" Alles klar, Baby? Trotz aller vermeintlicher Emanzipation und Langhaarfrisuren zu Zeiten der gesellschaftlichen Zeitenwende hat der Typ, namentlich Sänger und Frontmann Rob Drake hier noch die Hosen an. Und dennoch vermitteln sie eher den Spaß an der Auseinandersetzung mit den Arrangements der Zeit, als tatsächlich mit Rockklischees zu spielen oder diese zur Comedy zu erheben. Sie sind nicht die neuen The Darkness, sondern die Rockversion von The Format bzw. Fun.. Hier ein musikalischer Schwenker, dort ein Chor, hier eine unvorhersehbare Wendung, dort ein plötzlich und unerwartet auftauschendes Instrumentarium. Rob Drake, Carlin Nicholson, Mike O'Brien und Neil Quin hangeln sich von Fragment zu Fragment, ohne den Faden richtig zu verlieren, auch wenn sie kurzzeitig während des Albums eine kleine Schwächeperiode erleiden.

Doch was macht es schon, wenn die Reise in die Vergangenheit kleine Kratzer bekommt? Es war auch damals nicht alles rosig. Wie sonst könnte eine Platte so authentisch sein, wie es Busting Visions ist? Es ist eine Entdeckungsreise, die mehr Höhen als Tiefen hat, die verzückt und unterhält. Rock'n'Roll können viele, die breitgefächerten Kompositionen des 70s-Rock studieren und umsetzen scheinbar nur wenige. Zeus gehören zu den Guten.

Tracklist:
  1. Are You Gonna Waste My Time?
  2. Anything You Want Dear
  3. Let It Go, Don't Let It Go
  4. Strong Mind
  5. Bright Brown Opus
  6. Love In A Game
  7. With Eyes Closed
  8. Hello, Tender Love
  9. Messenger's Way
  10. Proud And Beautiful
  11. Stop The Train
  12. Cool Blue
  13. Now That I've Got You
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