»Berlin Hi-Fi«

The new band of Paul Wallfisch, ex-Firewater singer and keyboardist, from New York is: Botanica. A pretty good mixture of 60’s/70’s pop sounds (lyrical electric guitars with tremolo and cheap organs) together with melancholic vocals and worked out lyrics. It’s rather nice but it has the strange tendency to swop styles every next song (Bad Seeds, David Byrne,

Brian Wilson, The Stranglers etc.). Like NY goes Manchester or Pop goes Rock or something in between. It is pretty smooth and very gentle to my ears but that seems more because I can easily recognize each genre of music borrowed than really digging a new style and personal approach. I almost would miss Coldplay right now. For convinced listeners mainly.