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October 13th 2013 | DISREC25 | LP/DL


01 O
02 Hund
03 Action
04 Sirene
05 Polyp
06 Krypt

Complicated popmusic, nothing for strong nerves, rather more than less and definitely inappropriate for the youth of today…

The three still young Cotton Ponies from Eastern Germany leave the paths of their childhood heroes – Shellac, Hasselhoff, Sonic Youth – off to new shores. They are, besides Garage-darlings Zentralheizung of Death des Todes, the only survivors of the “I Love Marbach”-collective, origin (amongst others) of the fantastic agency “Eine Welt Aus Hack” (Busdriver, Felix Kubin, Iceage, Thee Oh Sees, Die! Die! Die!, Ty Segall) and Experimental-Festival “Teenitus”. After the last DIY release “Sometimes I feel like gold, but the most I feel like silver”, “Zwist” is their first real state of affairs.

Coming from the grunge- and noise-world, Cotton Ponies’ music is now more than ever an experimental netting of fragile but complex soundsculptures, intense mind-tourette and nebulous songwriting. On stage the three ponies rotate on their instruments and yell rather Dadaistic passwords at each other, with the exception of “Krypt” – the last song on “Zwist” – which actually features emotionally urgent vocal-lines.


Florian (git/dr) / Luis (b) / Kirmes (git/dr)
All ponies have voices



"Fintenreicher, zwischen Dinosaur Jr, Shellac und Tortoise hakenschlagender Noise-Pop." VICE

"Während David Hasselhoff den Container verlassen hat, veröffentlichen drei seiner deutschen Jünger als Cotton Ponies ihr Debütalbum. Aber keine Angst, die Cotton Ponies listen etwa auch Shellac und Sonic Youth unter ihren Einflüssen. Und ihr Noise-Rock kann dabei gerne auch in Richtung Pop stolpern." SPEX

"What seems on the first listen as an extension of not only post-rock but the scene evolving around the Discoporate crew in what was formerly Eastern Germany becomes, through multiple applications, a very listenable and promising, if not regrettably too short first offering from Cotton Ponies." BEATS PER MINUTE

"Gefällt." NEØLYD

"Cotton Ponies sneak up on rock, they sidle alongside it, not meeting its eye, and slap it with a feel-change before it even knows they’re there. Extremely intelligent and rewarding music." OLIVER ARDITI

"Wer sich "definitely inappropriate for the youth of today" ins Info schreibt, gibt auf jeden Fall mehr als deutlich zu verstehen, dass er mit Szenequatsch nix zu tun haben will. Sie würden sich zwar sicherlich nicht beschweren, wenn Bands wie Shellac oder Sonic Youth sie ins Vorprogramm holen würden. Wenn man "Zwist" eins vorwerfen darf, dann die Tatsache, dass die Platte mindestens ein Stück zu kurz geraten ist. Glücklicherweise gibt es ja die "Repeat"-Funktion, die ich bei "Zwist" immer wieder gerne nutze." BABYBLAUE SEITEN (11/15)