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Softer and more introspective Sioux,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Superstition (Audio CD)
This is a polished pop-rock album set to 90s rhythms that are thoroughly integrated in the Banshees vision. Most of the songs are melodious like Belladonna on Hyaena or The Last Beat of my Heart on Peepshow. Superstition kicks off with Kiss Them For Me, the lilting hit about starlet Jayne Mansfield that comes with a catchy tune, buoyant dance beat and Indian drums. It is followed by Fear (of the Unknown), a typical edgy Sioux outing with a gothic feel.
The uptempo rock number Cry has atmospheric sound effects in the rhythm break & outro. Siouxsie goes torch on Drifter, a track with expansive soundscapes and a touch of tenderness. The enigmatic ballad Little Sister passes by soothingly and before you know it, you're in Shadowtime, a siouxcessful slab of psychedelia, a style that recurs in Silver Waterfalls which is even more enchanting with its sitar-tinged sound. Silly Thing is another tuneful ditty while Got To Get Up has an orchestral air & uplifting feel.
The atmospheric dirge Softly could have come from This Mortal Coil or the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Siouxsie's voice had lost none of its lethal bite, but here she becomes convincingly sensitive as she intones "Softly the moment has gone/So softly the moment had flown". The same sensitivity surfaces on The Ghost In You, where guitar and sitar go full throttle on a truly magnificent arrangement, with references to the Tiananmen Square massacre. And so Siouxsie takes leave of the ghost in us with A Kiss Eternal.