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22/08/2011 : JOSH OTTUM - Watch TV

JOSH OTTUM

Watch TV

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Pop

[58/100]   
22/08/2011, Bernadette ALLAERT

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The opener of this album, Goin’ Gone, starts with promising electro sounds, but – they are exactly four bleep-sounds and after these four seconds the composition breaks down because the number continues with a guitar intro of a pop song and so it goes on, the full 12 tracks long.

Apparently, it took years to finalize this album. Ottum has searched for sounds and each number is, in the literal sense of the word, a composition: features and small finds neatly in a row. The melodies and tempos switch sometimes in a weird way. Many things are tried out in Too Sure To See, but there is no dimension, depth or space created. The used sound compositions are modest and lack all form of experiment. This bringing together of the traditional pop instruments and the digital experiment is just crying for deepening and boldness.
Watch TV is a record with no-nonsense songs and they all sound more or less the same. The whole record is made without much sense of challenge.

Bernadette ALLAERT
22/08/2011


NL

De opener van deze plaat, Goin’ Gone, begint veelbelovend met elektrotonen, maar dat zijn welgeteld vier bliepklankjes en na die vier seconden breekt de compositie af omdat de gitaarintro van een popsong wordt ingezet. En zo gaat het door, de volledige 12 tracks lang.

Blijkbaar is er jaren aan dit werk gecomponeerd. Er is gezocht naar klanken en elk nummer is ook, in de letterlijke betekenis van het woord, een compositie: mogelijkheden en kleine vondsten keurig op een rijtje. De melodielijnen en tempo’s switchen soms op een vreemde manier. In Too Sure To See wordt heel wat geprobeerd maar is er geen dimensie, diepgang of ruimte gecreëerd. De gebruikte klankcomposities zijn bescheiden en missen elke vorm van experiment. Het samenbrengen van de klassieke popinstrumenten en het digitale experiment schreeuwt gewoon om verdieping en durf. Watch TV is een plaat met no-nonsense liedjes die eigenlijk allemaal een beetje hetzelfde klinken. Het geheel is zonder veel zin voor uitdaging gemaakt. Dit is het resultaat van brave huisvlijt.

Bernadette ALLAERT
22/08/2011


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