tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cd review

22/08/2011 : JOSH OTTUM - Watch TV

JOSH OTTUM

Watch TV

MusicCD
Pop

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

EN

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


Music reviews

08
09
DEZ MONA & B.O.X
LUCY
02
09
SJOBLOM
Tape
01
09
JIHAD
Retrospekt
23
08
LA SCALTRA
Cabaret
14
08
MATT HART
TALES OF TERRA & CHAOS RETOLD
02
08
IMPERATIVE REACTION
Mirror

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

12
09
Goth/Industrial Artist NUDA Brings Light To Mental Health Struggles With New Video
10
09
Industrial Metal Band DERISION CULT Drops Fifteenth Album, 'Charlatans Inc.'
04
09
40 years ago, Soft Cell's version of ‘Tainted Love’ reached the number one position in the British hit parade!
02
09
Czech Gothic Rock Band CATHEDRAL IN FLAMES Bring Darkness & Hope With New Album
01
09
The Utimate Dreamers reveals new kinky synthwave/ebm video
28
08
44 years ago Iggy Pop released Lust for Life (29th August 1977)

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

07
09
CYBORG AMOK
An Interview With Post-Punk / Gothic Duo, CYBORG AMOK
04
08
THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE
For most of my life, I have behaved the way I thought they wanted me to behave. And this is a scam.
02
08
BLACK ANGEL
Interview With BLACK ANGEL
31
07
ERASURE
'I'm preparing tracks for our up and coming tour' - An exclusive Interview with Vince Clarke
06
06
THE LOST INTERVIEW WITH KELLEY DEAL ( THE BREEDERS )
Peek-a-Boo publishes the interview with Kelley Deal that seemed to get lost for a long period of time - since it was made in 2018...

PHOTOS

12
09
PRAGA KHAN
Rock Monsieur Hamont
12
09
RED ZEBRA
Rock Monsieur Hamont
03
09
JUSTIN SULLIVAN NEW MODEL ARMY SOLO TOUR
Fzw Dortmund Germany
31
08
CLAN OF XYMOX
Live am See Meschede Hennesee Germany
30
08
DEAR WOLF
Live am See Meschede Hennesee Germany
30
08
THEN COMES SILENCE
Live am See Meschede Hennesee Germany
28
08
THE NEON JUDGEMENT
Sinner's Day Special Oostende

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

20
09
VARSOVIE
Killing Anna
19
09
RASTABAN
Hore Dolom
18
09
0KONTROL
Ty Vezde (abstract remix by People Theatre)
17
09
KIRLIAN CAMERA
Black August
16
09
THE VISION BLEAK
Into The Unknown
15
09
DILK
Deprecated (Official Video)
15
09
THE VIOLENT YOUTH
Rabota (my life is a job)