Aug 10, 2012
Winters – "Berlin Occult Bureau" ...
Berlin Occult Bureau starts off with a few good drum rolls. A neurotic riff sets in and makes this track a beauty. Yes, Winters is eclectic, and as they state on their last.fm: “ [the] songwriting is rooted in an eclectic mix of classic British post-mod pop to bands like Low and singer-songwriters like the late Elliott Smith. One of the biggest influences is the cult British proto-punk band The Creation. Contemporaries of The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Who, they inspired the name of Alan McGee’s seminal indie record label in the 1980s as well as providing camp German disco donkeys Boney M with their 1970s hit ‘Painter Man’.” On Your Street Again is lighter in tone. No Tomorrow might just be your anthem for the sunny days of this Summer (in Holland at least). A track named Ace Frehley shows their clear love for, well, Ace Frehley. Run Run Run and Geistkämpfer close the album. Geistkämpfer shows the band at its best: slow, nice moving dark rock that digests very smoothly right into the bowels of your musical intestines.....8/10.
Words: Sandrijn van den Oever
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