Bodi Bill’s celebrated debut „no more wars“ is roughly one year back and time is ripe for more. The new record “next time” delivers basically more or less more of the same. But why change a winning team?
Bodi Bill still move along the rift between electronic pop and intellectual hipsterdom. With fragile yet firm voices they sing their lines over a construction of mostly broken beats and mainly electric instruments. Everything very accommodating and fit for today’s tastes. I listen to this record quite a few times but I still don’t know what to do with it. Most of the playing time it is too soft for the dancefloor. Then “small sorrows, great songs” comes along and it’s hard to stay seated. Actually that’s my favourite song on the record. Dancing is something I totally suck at but truly love doing. The rather listening oriented songs seem to me to be too complex to listen to them casually while working or something yet not demanding enough to listen to keep one interesting when listening to them intensely. They spread an aura of dandylike coolness combined with the smell of postmodern architecture. Not really my cup of tea. But maybe it is just that I prefer dancing over getting sprinkled with pleasant sounds combined to songs right now. But as good as this record is I do believe that many people are gonna love this record a lot more than I do. Oh, and play it loud. When played too quiet the best sounds and the good basslines can’t really unfold!