Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class Album Review

Prinzhorn Dance School Clay Class Album

Review of Clay Class Album by Prinzhorn Dance School

The ultimate 'Marmite' duo, Prinzhorn Dance School are back in another attempt to win over the people on the doubting side, following their 2007 debut. Back then, no one knew what had hit them when this was introduced to their curious ears. The bizarre combo of a very deep bass line and unprocessed drums with some shouty shouty cockney vocals in tow single, 'Crackerjack Docker' confirmed why the big wide world would either love 'em or hate 'em. Though, deep down it seems to be more of a case of 'getting' or 'appreciating' PDS's sound rather than rubbishing them.

The more you listen to Prinzhorn, the more you can begin to understand what they're trying to do. They're a minimalistic pairing wanting their music to speak for itself, there's no false fame desired on their part. This can be told through their music, a basic sound so their kooky words and somewhat social messages on society can be the main focus. Also, based on the fact that they're not the kind of band to go promoting and promoting themselves and there's barely a handful of interviews with the band online. This is pretty refreshing in this day and age of reality show upon reality show, showcasing the fame hungry. 'Seed Crop Harvest' is the track that presents their intentions best, though this time there is a distorted riff also. 'Got off the treadmill, treadmill. Got on the breadline, breadline' is a defining line inflicting some society issues upon the simple noise makes the track a hundred times more listenable.

'The Flora and Fauna of Britain In Bloom' sounds ever so patriotic, like an ad for a landscape gardens or something. The vulnerable sounding expression of 'Skinny trees naked in winter' along with some added sarcasm in the form of 'Government handouts, Britain in bloom.' Well someone's got to say it haven't they? Opener 'Happy In Bits' was put online late last year by Tobin and Suzi, receiving a good reception after their five-year break. It withholds the same plain principles, but with a solid melody running along for a bit of a change. In fact, the majority feature a melody, making them sound more like songs and less like a rant to a beat. 'Usurper' will make its way in to your head and that with the 'it's over' repetitions and sneaky guitar solo. The intro of 'I Want You' bears an uncanny resemblance to The Stone Roses' 'I Wanna Be Adored.' A very odd comparison, you're left there waiting for a heavier riff to take over but instead you're left with a calmer affair with lyrics about 'suffocating souls.' Different.

Prinzhorn Dance School may be back, but are they back with a big enough bang? Nearly. There are some decent tracks on here for sure, and the five-year break has allowed them to experiment more, with this offering seeming to have more power behind it. But with a couple more punchy tracks and social swipes, it could have been explosive.

3.5/5

Hayley Fox




Site - http://www.prinzhorn-dance-school.com


Editors Recommendations

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Some bands are worth getting excited about and, with the festival season well under way...

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus is still receiving hospital treatment for "severe allergic reaction...

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Peaches Geldof, who suddenly died at the beginning of this month (April 7th)...

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On "The Voice"

We never would have pegged Gwen Stefani as the reality talent panelist type...

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help "X-Men" Marketing

As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have...

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Prince and Warner Bros, Records seem to have put their differences aside...

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been...

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga


More recommendations

Comments

Prinzhorn Dance School Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Prinzhorn Dance School

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All