Rosenthal at the Monarch
Want to listen to a dreamy lullaby that will put you in a hypnotic state, even if you are merely a drunken audience member witnessing up-and-coming talent stemming from the mind of a lad all the way from Copenhagen? You ought to say yes, because Rosenthal are a talent that no one should miss out on.
While just a fresh new act to the world, Rosenthal played their fifth gig at the Monarch in Camden, and gave us a performance that showcased an original sound – a cathartic representation of Rosenthal’s brainchild Jeppe Kiel Revsbech. His music is a blend of dream pop with new wave influences, emphasising a sense of melancholy and euphoria that’s so beautiful it brings tears to your eyes. It’s not the kind of music you would tap your foot and dance to, but something to interact with and use as a tool for your own discretion. Along with Revsbech was another guitarist playing lead parts, and a drummer who went back and forth between drums and keyboards.
Rosenthal’s sound and song structures are unique on their own, as they’re not the kind of songs that feature the standard verse, chorus, verse. There were breakdowns and interludes that go into transient realms that were ambient, dissonant and avant-garde, making the audience member get lost in deep space, like that at the end of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey.
Rosenthal are deemed for success, as Revsbech offers a sound and vision that is unique to call his own, and could even transpose into something that may be a lot bigger in the future. Let’s hope that is the case, as it was an absolute joy to witness the coming of something altogether fresh and new.
For further information and future events visit Rosenthal’s website here.
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