Dusch-Dusch-Bang! They let enough time go by. It’s no wonder that this new JEROBEAM Album discharges like the pressure release valve of an overheated steam boiler. Is that Pop? Of course it’s Pop! Pop cut out of a corsage with a switchblade and shooed out in front like the artificial rabbit at the greyhound dog races. The Merkel / Greb rhythm fireball shoots off as if God were a high speed train and the Meters a kettle of color. No wonder that with this propulsion, the voice of the master of ceremonies, Salomon, sunk deep in cutting twang guitars and overzealous vibrating Tiger Organ cascades, glides over and over again in Barock highs. That he nevertheless succeeds in imparting the Dionysus stage props the necessary air dried tenderness may be owed to his Hanseatic ancestry, to the few sprinkled in low tempo numbers and the fact that during the recording he was supposedly (at least partially) drug free.
ON "HOW ONE BECOMES WHAT ONE IS":
Lennart A. Salomon: vocals, guitar, organ
Thomas "Slowey" Merkel: electric bass guitar
Benny Greb: drums, congas, tambourine
Produced by Two Horses and Kaneoka One. All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Two Horses and Kaneoka One at Hazelwood Studios Frankfurt / Germany.