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ARTIST
TITLE
Fight of the Stupid
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CLOUDS 055CD CLOUDS 055CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/1/2013

Fight of the Stupid builds a foundation on classical music, where Berlin musician Tonia Reeh took her first steps. Voice, piano and the occasional sound effect are all Reeh needs to express her exhaustive compositional know-how. The album was recorded in the sound studio of the Hamburg-based Clouds Hill label, where she found support from ex-The Mars Volta member Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of Bosnian Rainbows on guitar and Jakobus Siebels and Mense Reents of Die Vögel performing as brass players. The catchy "The Accused" sticks out from the general feel with its classic pop-song structure and linear up-tempo beat. The captivating, PJ Harvey-esque "Non Believer" has intense tempo changes and beautifully abrasive use of brass instruments. And "Hellhound" is solid gold, reminiscent despite its slowness of old blues tunes and the minimalistic arrangements of Nick Cave's Push the Sky Away. This album is powerful, solemn, distinctive and complex in its beauty. And above all, it's a multifaceted musical statement on behalf of a clever, intrepid songwriter that deserves to be heard.