The album stands out due to its warmth and intensity. Traditional country and folk instrumentation is supplemented by Glockenspiel, violin, Rhodes and Theremin, which fit in delightfully and unobtrusively.The songs were recorded live at Blubox Studio/Troisdorf and have been produced, mixed and mastered by Guido Lucas (Genepool, Ken, Scumbucket).
Sisterkingkong are frequently being compared to Pavement, Yo La Tengo, The Shins, Band Of Horses or Lou Reed by their supporters. While the band acknowledges the compliment, it is of secondary importance since the musicians around Dirk Geisler, deeply rooted in Dortmund`s waterfront, have long developed their own distinctive sound.
Geisler is in charge of lyric composition; his texts reflect life`s ups and downs in a myriad of facets, but rarely entail hopelessness. One of his songs serves as a summary of virtually classical, bittersweet notions: “The Glory Is Lost”, asserts Dirk with monotony reminiscent of Robert Allen Zimmerman at his saddest moments. Underneath the hi-hat rattles with a shaky beat as the accompanying slide guitar provides the listener with rainbows of sound experience.
All is pretty! Or like Sisterkingkong claim: “The Best Is Yet To Come”.
2 The Port That We Like
3 Miss Brown
5 The Glory is Lost
6 For The Family
7 Down The Drain
9 Sightseeing in New York
10 The Best Is Yet To Come
11 Beast Burn Please Burn