Germany - Full Moon 135 - 09/26/07
The Geometry of the Tempest
Golden Apes are already on their fifth album and their version of darkwave is rich in both light and shade. Singer Peer Lebrecht has a good voice that's perfect for the music.
"Ferryman" has anthemic qualities and the bass line is out of this world. Lebrecht briefly echoes Andrew Eldricth but quickly avoids plagiarism. "Satin Gardens" is cathy and moody, Lebrecht's sonorous voice at its best. "Coming Home" offers brief shelter from the storm, as the singer sings of longing for home. Golden Apes are clearly a band that should be better known than they are. They have talent and songs to spare.
Copyright © 2007 Anna Maria Stjärnell