Autumn inventorsMusic • CD
03/06/2011, Didier BECU
Last year I came across one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard in my life, namely an EP named "Stonethrower" by a band called Andreas Gross.
Not the most known act ever, I agree, but still a band that has made 7 albums so far from which 3 on the Echozone-label.
Andreas Gross might be the brain of this band but it is the guest musicians Tabitha Anders, Swenja Schneider and Jannika Schneider who steal the show.
Especially Tabitha's voice belongs to one of the most beautiful heavenly voices I have ever heard. When I interviewed Andreas once, he told me that his music is like marzipan: you love it or it'll make you puke immediately.
How great those words might be, I actually disagree as I can't imagine there is one human being on this planet that won't fall on his knees for this neoclassical dark wave-pearl.
The genius trick from this band is that they actually write tunes you can whistle along but musically they're balancing between typical dark wave from the Projekt-stable and shoegaze stuff from Slowdive.
On this new album you can find two tracks which also were on "Stonethrower EP" (including the magnificent Vini Reilly-esque "At the edge") and four extra live songs.
Genius album from a genius band.
LOLITA KOMPLEX • Le cabaret des marionettes
MAMUTHONES • Mamuthones
VERSUS • Different Twilight Places
AGENT SIDE GRINDER • The Irish Tape
GOTHMINISTER • Anima Inferna
DELTA 5 • MYOB
THE CHAMELEONS • What does anything mean? Basically
LEICHENWETTER • Zeitmaschine
SIVA SIX • The Twin Moons
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE • Codes and Keys
Other reviews from ANDREAS GROSS
ANDREAS GROSS • Grounds Of Ashes
Same genre: DARK WAVE
ANTHONY JONES • Farewell To Flesh
THIS ETERNAL DECAY • Silence
OCTOLAB • Mystery Park
AIMAPROJECT • Di AimA Il Segno
SAIGON BLUE RAIN • Pink Obsession
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
BLUTENGEL • UN:GOTT
EUROPEAN GHOST • Collections Of Shadows
WANT/ED • Unthinkable
DARK DOOR • Inferno