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Anderes Holz — Continuo
(Tonzonen TON129, 2022, CD / LP / DL)

by Jon Davis, Published 2022-09-05

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Listening to Continuo by Anderes Holz is a very interesting experience. Sonically, the group has a fairly wide-ranging take on rock music, incorporating at various times heavy riffing, motorik drumming, progressive rock changes, various world-influenced sounds, and just plain weirdness. At times, the energy level is punkish, but they also have times when they work a groove like a classic krautrock band. Both male and female vocals are present, for a breadth of tones. If you look at the credits, however, you’ll notice something decidedly odd — there are no guitars in this band, though you’d swear you hear them. Dominique Täger is playing an electrified Waldzither, dragging an obscure folk instrument into the future screeching and wailing. He does occasionally play it without distortion, but most of the time its tone borders on metal. There’s also a theremin listed, courtesy of bassist Christine “Tine” Walterscheid. Drummer Boris Boškovski also provides some of the vocals. There are occasional sounds that seem like they come from keyboards, though I don’t see any listed. In any case, this is imaginative music that’s a lot of fun to listen to, and I can recommend it to anyone who likes their rock with some twists and quirks.

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