Review: Ladytron :: Time’s Arrow



Transience is a topic that sooner or later nobody can avoid. After a good 20 years of band history, the moment seems to have come for the Liverpool quartet Ladytron. TIME’S ARROW is the name of the new record, their seventh, and the title says it all: It’s about memory, forgetting, the fragility of human civilization. The music rather suggests oblivion, the ten songs flow along like this, in a constant sea of ​​warm synthesizer sounds.


Especially after 2019’s self-titled quasi-comeback album, which oozed energy and fury at the apocalyptic world we live in, TIME’S ARROW is downright slow-paced and enraptured. Little stands out, maybe “California” with its dreamy guitars or the synth-pop gem “City Of Angels”. But there is no real hit.

The vocals have always been distorted on Ladytron, more in the background of the mix – but here too the music is dreamy, more electronic shoegaze than the catchy electro-pop of yore. There is nothing new or innovative about it, neither the shimmering 80s synths nor the beats, which are mostly located somewhere between disco and krautrock. But sometimes that’s just the thing: calm, nostalgic songs to switch off.

Author: Elias Pietsch


Kimbra :: A Reckoning

The future of soul may lie somewhere between vulnerability and shaking walls.

Sam Smith :: Gloria

The non-binary pop star keeps both genre and gender boundaries fluid.

SG Lewis :: AudioLust & HigherLove

The disco prodigy knocks the worst dust out of the white polyester jacket.


Album of the week: Florence + the Machine, Kat Frankie and Perel

This week we’re reviewing the new records from three amazing artists: Florence + the Machine, Kat Frankie and Perel.

Music from Swan Song (stream on Apple+)

What is the name of the music from the movie Swan Song?

Spider-Man: No Way Home: Multiverse, Metaplane Humor & Marvel Trailer

The new Marvel film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” promises the usual impressive superhero spectacle. In addition, fans of the old Spider-Man films will get their money’s worth this time. Is that enough to pick up people outside of the Marvel Bubble?