Favourite Records of the Year. Selected by: The Notwist
It is known that there might be up to six years between records by The Notwist; also that each and every second of waiting time between them is probably worth it. ‚Close to the Glass‚ is another demonstration for this, by not only being a prime example for all their strenghts, but also being their most diverse and layered work to date. This isn’t the only thing that is nourishing for the next few years, The Notwist stay present even outside of their album: the so far limited edition only collection ‚The Messier Objects‚ gets a regular release soon, and on top of that there’s another tour pending (including a visit to Graz on March 25th 2015). Meanwhile, Markus Acher tells us his recommendations of the past months for the Heavy Pop advent calendar.
Virginia Wing – ‚Measures of Joy‚
On a first listen this new english band sounds a lot like the unforgotten Broadcast (in a positive way!), but there are so much other references and influences that these really great pieces sound new with every listen. Genious record, psychedelic, catchy and surprising.
Dean Blunt – ‚Black Metal‚
At the moment I’m listening to ‚100‚ on repeat. With the much to short ‚Over My Shoulder‚ by the Pastels I always wished it would continue forever. Blunt sampled it. Looped it and made another beautiful, new piece of it.
Many thanks to Markus Acher / The Notwist for the participation to the Heavy Pop Advent calender 2014 – and of course Florian Steinleitner for his kindness!