Genres: industrial, electronica, experimental
Angry Fish Music
Neue Kulmer Strasse 1
July 1 - 7 2002
melodies may be basic, the lyrics may be lacking, but there's a
certain simple charm to Latz's music. While "Ring of Fire"
may sound like a piece of rubbish from the outside (an
electro-industrial cover of Johnny Cash!?), it's actually a fun listen - assuming you're not planning
on taking it too seriously. And while the shortcomings in content may
be a bit of a pain at first, Latz shows quite a bit of musical talent
on the album. "The Wicked Witch", for example, is a fast
paced, guitar-injected piece with an instantly catchy melody and a
nice dark atmosphere. While it is far from flawless, it's fast-paced
structure makes for an enjoyable listen every once and a while.
"Home" is a similarly catchy song, except it is a bit more
experimental, using a stronger wealth of glitchy noises and synths.
The songs on the latter half of "Twinnings" stray from
the more traditional elements held by the former. Songs like "A.D.A.M:
and "Black Hole" are completely experimental, blasting forth
with minimal song structure and maximal mess. This experimentalism
shows Latz exploring the boundaries of their craft, and they are
successful for the most part.
Parts of this album are easy to laugh at, they really are, but hold
on there, because Twinnings is an interesting listen.