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KÜNSTLER SCHEIßE

Alex's Hand

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

5.00 | 4 ratings

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raigor
5 stars

"Kunstler Scheisse", the third studio album by Alex's Hand differs from its predecessors in many ways. First off, it was recorded live and much of it came from chaotic free-noise-jazz jamming, whereas the previous albums were all recorded in a specific instrumental order.

Also, when the band overdubbed in Berlin, Kellen and Nic wrote out horn arrangements and really sat with the overdubs. The invited musicians were playing prewritten materials, whereas in the past they were let to play what they felt.

Finally, guitarist Ben Reece provided the band with a different perspective than they had in the past in regards to composing more complex melodies on top of what had already been written.

The ensemble of 12 musicians were involved in making this album. So, "Kunstler Scheisse" is far more orchestrated than other albums, a bit more refined and more complicated. Alex's Hand happens to be humorous and funny on the surface, yet incredibly intricate in terms of their compositional and arrangement ideas. Their "Kunstler Scheisse" doesn't really fit here or there, its subgenre classifications fall short. And why does it matter anyway? Just listen to the music...

raigor | 5/5 |

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