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Shiny Gnomes – Searchin For Capitola CD 2017
The 11th album of Shiny Gnomes – and the psych-rockers from Nuremberg have redefined themselves again!
Ten songs were recorded in a relaxed, creative atmosphere by Frank Mollena (Bambi Davidson, Missouri) at the Nuremberg LoneStar studio.
As always, Psychedelia is the link, but the variety of styles is amazing – whether Power- Pop, Americana, Prog-bonds, Folk and Surf-beats or even mindblowin’ Funk…
But it is less about styles than about an emotional songwriting, between reality and fiction: “Feel like starting again”, almost programmatically, like an anthem, always increasing … “Grimmer Days”, pure Americana with comment on the situation based on Jerry
Garcia … “Capital of Sky”, which, after a slow dreamy intro, catapults itself into the highest spheres … “Rivers and Mountains”, from a spacy waltz to the holy Rock final ….
Thus, the band fills all the songs with changing sounds and playing styles and ensure the highest variety and complexity. Music you can dream and dance to.
Dorit Lacusteanu uses her drums sometimes heavy, sometimes almost stroking – Andreas Rösel with his bass lines is the driving force and an anchor at the same time – Gazi on the keyboards performs one magical sound color after the next from his keys – and Limo finally uses acoustic guitar next to electric guitar while his singing hovers above the sounds as always.
The best album of Shiny Gnomes for over 20 years!
With kind support of Carter Cain at Pedal Steel Guitar and Frank Mollena at Synth and Drum-Box.
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