Golden Apes – Kasbek (CD Album – Aenaos Records)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-rock, cold-wave.

Background/Info: German formation Golden Apes this year celebrates their 20th anniversary. Instead of releasing a ‘best of’ they simply strike back with a new full length album, which is the band’s tenth opus in 20 years. The title is taken from a mountain of Caucasus, which also was the place where Prometheus was chained to a rock while an eagle gnawed at his regrowing liver. A piece of mythology we have all heard in school.

Content: Golden Apes moves on composing their own thing. Some of the songs are more into a dark-rock tradition while others are taking us back to 80s cold/dark-wave reminiscences. The tracks are moving in between harder, punching cuts and more evasive, melancholic pieces. On top of it all you’ll hear Peer Lebrecht’s deep timbre of voice.

+ + + : First of all there’s a great and artistic digipak, which I’m sure will please all CD-freaks. And here again, a physical copy means so much more than ‘cheap’ streaming platforms. Sound-wise Golden Apes don’t really innovate, but this work reflects all the talent and writing skills of an experienced band. The guitar playing is an essential aspect of the composition, which creates the spirit hanging over the songs. “Dust And Dew” is a beautiful exposure of this album, but also perfectly resuming the global approach of Golden Apes. It also is a song featuring female backing vocals.

– – – : The only ‘little’ thing this album is missing –but which often has a great impact… is a hit!

Conclusion: “Kasbek” is what I should call a beautiful album and speaking for myself, probably my favorite one!

Best songs: “Dust And Dew”, “Kasbek”, “Deliverance”, “Oblivion”, “Interference”.

Rate: (8).

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