woensdag 28 april 2010

Roadburn 2010


Plagued by a vulcano with issues; the festival was once again an incredible feast and convinced everyone once again. Roadburn was a fantastic trip and even though some favorites had to miss the party; the other great ones did their stuff to make the festival once again come close to perfection. Goatsnake showed us what a reunion should be like; tight, pure and devastating. Brant Bjork is still singing around in my head and with Karma To Burn we were treated to two unbelievable parties. Tequila! The peak of the big feast of recognition was ofcourse during Garcia Plays Kyuss; during which honorable John was on occasion almost inaudible due to the fact that the entire audience was screaming along with the lyrics! The countdown for Roadburn 2011 has started…

woensdag 14 april 2010


Seeya on the flipside!

donderdag 8 april 2010

Biggus Diccus – Twelve Inches of Love

Biggus Diccus – Twelve Inches of Love
Unsigned/Tuition – 2010
Waardering: ***

Unfortunately; not much information can be found about the Irish Biggus Dickus. Well, that makes it easy and fast so we can hit the bar and drink our fill. But let’s sum up what we do know. Everyone knows the Monty Python Biggus Diccus sketch of course. Well, this album called Twelve Inches of Love is the musical stoner variation on that sketch. Biggus Diccus is an Irish rockband with musical influences and aspirations sought in bands like Queens of The Stone Age, Black Sabbath and high quality lyrics found in acts like Turbonegro, Bad News and all that leads to an experience resembling a good old Spinal Tap scene. Its is all done very nicely; but with most parody acts you have had your fill after one, though very enjoyable, listening turn. Which is the case with Biggus Diccus; let’s hope that Declan Murray (the main man behind this thing, singer/songwriter and man behind The Unseen Guest and The Four In Hand) refrains from naming his next band after a seemingly dead Parrot…

woensdag 7 april 2010

Voice of The Seven Thunders – Voice of The Seven Thunders

Voice of The Seven Thunders – Voice of The Seven Thunders
Tchantinler recordings / Twisted Nerve – 2010
Waardering: ****

Voice of The Seven Thunders is the new name under which English Rick Tomlinsen’s magical freak and fruts is sent out into the big wide world. Apparently Voice of The Seven Woods was no longer the right word for the musical content; and he surely has a point there. The new record is even more prone to experimentation and definitely less folk oriented. It’s electrified! It rocks and it shaves! It reminds of Popol Vuh and Amon Düül II; who decided to delve even more into the Arabic, Egyptian and Indian musical influences which are used by bands like Woven Hand. Other worldly influences are also constantly lurking around the corner. Like a true sound-artist he sculpts his intriguing structures, which grab you by the neck-hairs and drag you with them through the seventies and never drown in artsy fartsy posturing. And whether the songs drag themselves along like dead animals or run like coyote’s on speed; it all sounds damn tasty!!