WHAT'S BEYOND THE SUNS
ALBUM BLACK FLAMES, STRANGE WAYS RELEASE:
APRIL 29, 2002 REVIEW: JULY 2, 2002
Polish band in Release; that's rare, I can tell you. Stettin's God's Bow
is just one of many East European bands determined to win the hearts of
people worldwide. The scene is alive and moving in a lot countries, we
never heard of in the past. New people and ideas is just what we need.
Poland is likely to play a larger and larger part ahead, because of its
size, position and people.
Since 1997, God's Bow have released a previous album via Dion Fortune
in 1998 as well as appeared on numerous compilations, live stages and
magazine pages. They now shine as one of the brightest Polish stars. The
new album "What's Beyond the Suns" immediately wins me over
with it's etno ambient electronics in the school of Dead Can Dance and
Bel Canto (two of my "house bands"). Beauty, emotions and atmosphere
are keywords when Agnieszka Kornet and Key P embark on a serious musical
and philosophical journey. The songs with vocals leave more to desire,
mostly since they are too loud in the sound picture. This album has lots
of moments, even though it's hardly perfect. But give God's Bow more time
to grow. Then, who knows what can happen. I believe there is room for
more talented bands in this genre.