ALBUM DOLORES, VIRGIN RELEASE: MARCH 13, 2000 REVIEW: MARCH 10, 2000
My first Caesarís Palace encounter was back in 1998. The
single "Sort It out" had a sudden impact on me, initially not for its
greatness, but due to the fact that it was totally different from everything
else. Rockíníroll, pop, psychedelica, punk, dub and electronics all at the same
time, with a vague retro shimmer embedded. It may sound like total music chaos,
but it sounds logical, like a new nameless genre being born.
"Cherry Kicks" continues where the last album,
"Youth Is Wasted on the Young", began. Itís maybe a bit more pure pop
now, but still very catchy and likable. More electronics are being used as
well, which adds to an even more innovative music mix. Jocke Ňhlund, also
member of Teddybears Sthlm, has claimed that old krautrock and similar music
always has meant a lot to him.
Cťsar Vidal may not have the purest of voices, but it has a
fair amount of personality and is just the type of vocals that fit this type of
sound. The small "but" of this review involves an occasional
harmlessness, but itís almost relaxing not to have to pay wholehearted
attention all the time.
The title track, "From the Bughouse" and "Subhuman
Girl" have become my favourites so far. But then again, Iím still