Art Rock Show – Nordisk Krim (Week 13)

Sinds 2012 brengt de Noorse band Tusmørke met de regelmaat van een klok nieuwe albums uit. Dit jaar werd het een dubbelaar met wel heel speciaal thema…

Graham Thomas van The Progressive Aspect (TPA): “Although the band tackle some fairly macabre subject matter, treating it with a respectful reverence and sense of drama, they also have an absurdist streak which surfaces from time to time, keeping the atmosphere from getting too serious. The musical palette is an odd mix of influences, including the spacey synth burbling and bass drive of Hawkwind, the psychedelia of Gong and Amon Duul II and the Gothic drama of Van der Graaf Generator. There’s also a quantity of folky Tull flute adding a lighter side. This audio concoction works remarkably well, and although all these influences are from the ’70s, that’s all the rage right now, what with Ring Van Moebius and Wobbler keeping the market in second hand Hammond organs afloat, and now Tusmørke can be added to that roster. (…)

In conclusion, after cursory inspection and wondering if I really wanted to listen to the whole album at all, I can now say in all honesty that I’m very glad I did, and have played it right through many times. It has an integrity and sincerity which is admirable, and was a subject which clearly inspired the band to new heights. It takes a very seventies musical palette and uses it to great effect despite the obvious influences, and manages to sound different enough to have relevance. It’s without doubt their finest achievement to date, and I do hope it finds them the wider audience I believe they deserve.”

Naast Tusmørke met Nordisk Krim, Pymlico (Nightscape), Deluge Grander (Oceanarium), Agusa (Agusa), Siiilk (Endless Mystery) & Beardfish (Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00
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