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Mirage of Bliss
     

Mirage of Bliss

by Maximilian Hecker
 
Maximilian Hecker's seventh album is unquestionably polished sounding, doubtless helped by the keen ears and experience of Killing Joke veteran Youth, wearing his long-established producer's hat throughout. But the German singer/songwriter is a classic example of the kind of figure

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Maximilian Hecker's seventh album is unquestionably polished sounding, doubtless helped by the keen ears and experience of Killing Joke veteran Youth, wearing his long-established producer's hat throughout. But the German singer/songwriter is a classic example of the kind of figure in music who has succeeded so well in interpreting a particular sound -- in this case, the epic melancholy of Coldplay in particular -- that there's little else to say about the end results. Nearly every song is a steady, mid-paced, well-sung evocation of rock & roll as mood music for vaguely grey afternoons, minus anything that makes it memorable after immediate listening. Perhaps that's not entirely true -- there's amusement to be had in the ghost of the Smashing Pumpkins' lead guitar figure for "Today" on "Head Up High," while "Heavenlies" rocks things up a little bit -- a little. Otherwise, there's just not much else to add other than the fact that someone somewhere has doubtless worked out some TV soundtrack and commercial placement for a song or two here even before its formal release.

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Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Blue Soldier Records
UPC:
0673790028853
catalogNumber:
26071892

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