Music Review | posted 19.05.2020
Red Axes
Red Axes
Dark Entries, 2020
Text Lars Fleischmann
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Already three years ago Red Axes were considered stars of the underground, even style-defining was their mix of psychedelic organic sounds and classical club music. Only supposedly it became more silent after the two Tel Aviv guys Niv Arzi and Dori Sadovnik released their album »The Beach Goths«. Their own label Garzen is still running and is specialized in music from their Israeli homeland (not exclusively, but mainly). From there on they tried to go new ways as musicians. That led (one could argue now whether unfairly) to more restrained reactions. The two EPs on K7! took you first to Africa, then to Vietnam and corresponded with the music there, the two records on Phantasy Sound were successful experiments. Somewhere between the Ivory Coast and San Francisco’s Dark Entries, the two seem to have found each other again and refer to themselves as the most important influence. So the third album is now called like the band: »Red Axes«. For Niv and Dori it is correspondingly also the first »real« album, as this was the first time that they had a holistic approach to their work. This is questionable to say the least and the claim of the LP itself is detrimental, because Red Axes’ unique selling point is their versatility and creativity. This is especially noticeable here on the second page, which is a lot of fun with Italo charm, EBM borrowings and a wacky pop attitude. The A-side on the other hand is a bit too cool and tries to work off the current 90s sound dictum.

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