Blutengel - Fountain Of Destiny (CD
Once again Blutengel dedicate themselves to the eighties and dress in "Fountain of Destiny" ten iconic songs from the probably musically most formative decade in their very own garb. In doing so, they manage the incredible balancing act of respectfully retaining the original essence of the piece on the one hand and putting their own stamp on each track on the other.
Maybe that works out so well because his songs "still sound a bit retro today", explains mastermind Chris Pohl. And so the two new Blutengel songs fit in perfectly: The instrumental "Journey to the Edge of the Night" is just great, while "Unsere Zeit" gives the hope that is so urgently needed right now, without sounding pathetic.
The cover songs were of course handpicked by Chris and Ulrike Goldmann and are those tracks "that seemed out of this world to me from today's point of view", Chris explains with that certain sparkle in his eyes that you only get when listening to eighties music.
Be it the emotional "Forever Young", the already in the original wonderfully wacky "Dr. Mabuse" or the dystopian "Down in the Park" - there is heart and soul in each of the cover versions, which offers a treat for the ears with professional skill and a natural feeling for the right sound.
The Wild Boys
Down in the Park
The Sun Always Shines on TV (Blutengel Version)
Ship of Fools
Journey to the Edge of the Night (Instrumental)