"Sonic architecture on an American tour de force".
Henrik Traberg | Denmark | 03/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At the end of the eighties many observers said that rockmusic was dead. Then the Swiss trio The Young Gods introduced their sonic architecture, witch changed the future of rockmusic. The trio only use voice, samples and drums, and yet the make one of the most impressive walls of sound built on the components of tempo, movement and balance. Their 4th album "T.V. Sky" stands, with Nirvana's Nevermind, as the most important and album of the nineties. "T.V. Sky" is the most American influential album jet by TYG. Especially the almost 20 minutes long composition "Summer Eyes", shows that The Young Gods in an extreme intelligent way, manage to combine the universe and expression of bands like the Stooges and the Doors with elements from heavy metal, Stravinskij and samples you never thought was from an electronic instrument. If you think that rockmusic doesn't exist any longer, then simply listen to The Young Gods, and that will change your mind."
One for the skinflowers...
Henrik Traberg | 03/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Gasoline Man" is the only song I have ever felt compelled
to dance to - particularly when that bluesy bass riff kicks in after
Franz goes "Thank you wolf, you told me how to bite".Many
said The Young Gods were trying to adopt an American style with this
album, but the sound is still distinctly European with guitar samples,
electronic noises and sound-washes constructing each
song."Gasoline Man" and "Skinflowers" will be
remembered as European rock classics, but the real highlights of the
album are the ghostly "She Rains" and the stunning,
twenty-minute-long "Summer Eyes" ( which is comparable with
the sixteen-and-a-half-minutes-long odyssey "Moon Revolutions" on
"Only Heaven" ).