Their sensitive lyrics tell us of getting closer and drifting apart in an confusing world. But the ambitious electroacoustic sounds of "Mai Guai" transfer the identities of three self-confident young women to the cosmopolitan dancefloor of an extraordinary night. Still, the most original instruments of serious songwriting dominate the highly emotional songs of Ganes. But on "Mai Guai" - which means "never trouble" - the steel wired guitars, the summerly violins and the all-weather piano are powered by sensitively used electronics, which became a strong ally for the band.
The Ganes-feeling got an exclusive motor, keeping a straight course even on the most anfractuous sound serpentines. This is the sound of intelligent songwriting on the threshold of eternal summer: delicate, but with a grip, sometimes melancholic, sometimes manic, temptingly airy, at times hymnic and then, again, fulfilled with the gravity of an involuntary farewell before time. The new ganes sound like life itself, more than ever. The electro-acoustic eruptions on "Mai Guai" extend the width of emontions in comparison to their debut "Rai de soredl".
Oftenly, it is only delicate shades changing an exhilarating summer night into a depressing desert trip - and vice versa - in the abeyance of multi-cultural transit areas. The three consummate musicians, who named themselves Ganes after the not-so-innocuous fairies of their home country, master the game with those shades like only few artists of their generation. Since the two sisters and their cousin found themselves musically in 2007 as singers, violinists and percussionists on Hubert von Goisern's legendary concert boat, they consistently advanced live and in studio recordings. Today, they stringently mix computer beats with steamy percussion, violins with voices and the friskiness of a weightless moment with the experience of long, music-academic studies - which are easily thrown over board by the three young women, if necessary.
This is, by the way, also what they do to their newly-discovered electronics, if they feel like it. As soon as the three pilots of a truly global world music consider their exclusive motor to be obstructive, they simply turn it off, because sometimes a piano, a flugelhorn and three distinctively expressive voices will do to say what needs to be said. Ganes' use of new sounds is just as consequent as their waiving sometimes. "We now exactly know how we want us to sound like", the songwriters say and embrace life on "Mai Guai" with even more relish, but also more pitiless than on their debut album.
Everyone listening to them gets an idea of how painful, but also how rampantly joyful it was to give that knowledge its enchantingly engaging shape. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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