Friday, 17 April 2009

Celan - Halo (2009)


Celan is a new band fronted by Chris Spencer of Unsane with Ari Benjamin Meyers (Einsturzende Neubauten), Niko Wenner (Oxbow) and a few guys from a German band called flu.ID which I've never heard of before.  Much like Spencer's last side-project The Cutthroats 9 it doesn't really go in any new direction from what Unsane's been doing for the last 20 years.  But hey, "If it ain't broke why fix it" right?  Although that may not be entirely true.  The album artwork has roses on it as opposed to bloody corpses.  The song "Washing Machine" is a simple gentle piano piece and the final track "Lunchbox" has a slower meditative build which won't be found elsewhere on this album.  The rest is the pissed-off pummeling that you'd expect from Spencer and he probably wouldn't have it any other way.

8 comments:

  1. i love unsane,i love cutthroats 9 and judging from your words and the one song i've already heard i'm gonna love celan.thank you very much.

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  2. Well, I loved Unsane at their beginning, but then it was less interesting I think. And I haven't heard about cutthroats 9 (for instance ;) )... So that's maybe because I think Halo is a really good album, I was really amazed and I like it very much. Thanks for it :)

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  3. Find more Celan in my mp3blog and forum searches:

    HERE
    and
    HERE

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