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Art Bears



3.88 | 100 ratings

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4 stars An excellent, very very artsy album. Words that come to mind are violent, bleak and cold.

Dagmar Krause's powerful and unique voice dominates most of the record, with sparse and percussive stabs of innovative instrumentals arrangements serving as a backdrop, with the occasional studio experiment The lyrics are stark and often beautiful portraits of the dark ages, with allegorical undertones.

At times the album is soft (although it never even comes close to anything other than "difficult" listening) and at times it becomes maniacally frenzied, as in the show stopping "Rats and Monkeys," which is a great track for getting whoever is in the room to promptly leave.

In short, it's not for everyone, but if you can get past the somewhat abrasive quality of the music, you'll find it very rewarding.

thellama73 | 4/5 |


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