The Notwist – Good Lies

Ah, that was nice, 48 hours in a completely www free environment is the cleanest way to refresh a blogger’s appetite. Not that I was completely divorced from new music, I took a couple minutes out every now and then to get down with the Notwist’s new song ‘Good Times’. I am a relative newcomer to the German quartet (‘Neon Golden’ to be precise, 5 albums in) and if ‘Good Times’ is anything to go by upcoming album ‘The Devil, You + Me’ should see them move away from their electro leanings and back to their guitar indebted origins (they recorded the album with some help from the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra so I’m probably way off the mark here). Either way this is a pretty excellent taster for what lies ahead. The Notwist are adept at squeezing interesting sonic patterns from somewhat overused resources, so where ‘Good Lies’ should fall on its arse through repetitive chord changes and minimal lyrics it instead accompanies the listener on an intriguing journey where around every corner lays enough thrills to keep the pulse racing. This is a rare quality so make sure your bookmark this band for further inspection. KD

The Notwist – Good Lies

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Year: 2008

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