Honest from Serpentine - Imported from Sweden by Listening Post Music
Stuck between the speakers listening to sounds which catapulted one into
Serpentine reminds may remind you at first of listening to a mixture of early Pink Floyd and "Viva-La Düsseldorf" and oddly various old film scores.
Old drum machines and machine-like sound constructions are created on
a stable base. Somewhere there are hovering voices in the distance. Classical
sounds with continuing
For all who are desperate for comparison and names dropping as a typical
old Pink Floyd fan, you might have guessed it already, Honest is in the
style of "Meddle" or
Mindboggling surrealist pop from Swiss multi-instrumentalist and studio-freak
Jan Zimmerly and drummer Serge Olar. Think of Zimmerly as Richard Swift
in full-on discombobulation mode with monumental orchestrations balanced
by lovingly tarnished recording values. At times it's seriously dynamic
and oddly compelling sound-collage while at others it falls somewhere
between the Beatles White Album meets Pink Floyd's Meddle, with a hint
of Radiohead's the Bends. Ultra-dramatic, over-dynamic, driven by the
rich traditions of folk and psychedelia yet consummated within the elemental
crackle of Jan's studio wizardry. Likened elsewhere to Kraftwerk/Neu!
member Klaus Dinger's La Dusseldorf project's stylish progressive rock
symphonies and again early Pink Floyd.
Price - $17.00
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