Leaether Strip - "Civil Disobedience"...a review
Year 2K8 and we have another Leaether Strip - album called "Civil Disobedience", presented as 2CD (regular album) and 3CD (limited edition with "One Eight Nine Two" - CD).
I remember a lot of people yelling that this is way too much output by Claus Larsen. Those who are convinced by it will not think different about it since this is the third regular AE - album after Mr Larsen`s comeback in 2005.
In my humble opinion it is the third high quality Leaether Strip - release (regular albums) and after five years of total silence the productivity generates a lot of creative output.
I liked "The Giant Minutes To The Dawn" very much due to its tracks like "Go Ahead", "Will The Sun Return?", "Commotio", "Caught In The Headlight", "The Trouble" and to top this album it would really need a lot.
This said, "Civil Disobedience" is NOT "The Giant Minutes To The Dawn No. 2".
It is again a great Leaether Strip album. You will get all you love AE for.
Rough, harder tracks like "Civil Disobedience", "Going Nowhere", "Pissing On My Territory" or "Could Ya Did Ya" along with soulful and atmospheric tracks: "The Damaged People", "It Hurts Doesn`t It", Soul Collector" or "In The Arms Of A Demon".
Seen by many as a highlight should be "When Blood Runs Dark" (Claus Larsen welcomes bagpipes and oboes to his music) or the brilliant "The Evil In Putin`s Eyes" as this is as well a new facette in the music of Leaether Strip.
"One Nine Eight Two" features twelve tracks in "80s - AE - style". Mentioned should be "You Don´t Look The Same" (great synth pop song) and the surprising "Stop Me!"
In my opinion , "Civil Disobedience" is on one level with "The Giant Minutes To The Dawn" although beeing different.
The main aspect is that you will discover a lot (of sounds and goose - pimples) with every new listening session.
I enjoyed listening to it very much and it is still in heavy rotation.