Gary Numan at Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 16.10.2017 – review

Gary Numan at Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 16.10.2017  – review

  It was Monday morning, after our walk along the promenade at Brighton beach. There were many seagulls flying on the bright blue sky when suddenly a sandy-coloured fog materialised as a filter in front of the sun. The temperature changed as the sun became a clear red dot that we observed without any eye-protection. I guess that by then Gary Numan’s tour busses had to have arrived at the Brighton Dome, the venue for…

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Review concert Gary Numan: Pioneer Of British Electronic Music at Exhibition Centre Liverpool 27-07-2017

Review concert Gary Numan: Pioneer Of British Electronic Music at Exhibition Centre Liverpool 27-07-2017

    If you ask me, I would guess that tonight, when Gary Numan was presenting his new songs for the very first time, he was just as eager to perform them as the fans were wanting to hear them. The first time is always special, isn’t it? The pledge campaign which has accompanied the making of the new album had already raised the veil a little bit, just like the post-apocalyptic video for the…

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Interview with Johan van Mulken, the man behind the Downhill festival

Interview with Johan van Mulken, the man behind the Downhill festival

  According to Johan van Mulken, the qualities which are crucial to organise a festival like the Downhill festival are being stubborn and passionate, having many many years of experience and a large network, being ready to take a risk, having some self-confidence, and being capable of relying on the professional team of more or less 10 persons that he usually gathers. Johan started the Downhill festival out of frustration in 2004, when there were…

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The Red Paintings ‘Deleted Romantic Tour’: Kulturrampe Krefeld Germany, 10 May, 2017 – review

The Red Paintings ‘Deleted Romantic Tour’: Kulturrampe Krefeld Germany, 10 May, 2017 – review

  Caution! Be very careful because you could easily get addicted to The Red Paintings and before you even realise it, you could become a member of their very loyal fanbase called ‘The Red Children”. Welcome to the beautiful theatrical world of The Red Paintings! A world so different from all you know, that it is utterly unique. This Australian orchestral art rock group put on a performance unlike any you have ever seen. They…

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THE RED PAINTINGS ‘DELETED ROMANTIC’ Tour 2017 preview

THE RED PAINTINGS ‘DELETED ROMANTIC’ Tour 2017 preview

  You want it You need it bad There’s nothing better than this! But maybe you don’t know it yet! Have you ever experienced missing out on a band completely? And after discovering you had to buy the whole back-catalogue and felt sad you missed those concerts just around the corner some years ago? Old clocks …. just an illusion of time. Once again, it’s happened to me now. Now it’s time to choose a…

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CUBANATE ‘BRUTALISM’ album review

CUBANATE ‘BRUTALISM’ album review

  It’s scary how time flies! After C-Tec, a side project with Jean-Luc De Meyer of Front 242, the MC Lord Of The Flies collaboration with Raymond Watts of PIG and, recently, that strong solo album entitled The Hum by Marc Heal, we find Cubanate back on track. The Cubanate songs still sound as vivid as they did back then, although they have been remastered for this retrospective album called Brutalism. As soon as I…

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Laibach at Volksbühne 19.04.2017 review

Laibach at Volksbühne 19.04.2017 review

  On this night, the Slovenian group Laibach took over the small atmospheric theatre named Volksbühne situated in the middle of a busy street in Cologne, Germany. For the audience, the name of this theatre invoked the name of Laibach’s album ‘Volk’, a collection of songs inspired by national anthems. The German word ‘Volk’ means ‘people’. The theatre used to be called Millowitsch-Theater in 1936 but now it’s named Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz. It used to…

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BATERIA VOLLE PETAJ – 25 YEARS OF UNDERGROUND PERCUSSION

BATERIA VOLLE PETAJ – 25 YEARS OF UNDERGROUND PERCUSSION

  Bateria Volle Petaj was founded 25 years ago during a carnival in their hometown Maastricht (The Netherlands). While pioneering the South American percussion style they searched after and worked on their own recognizable sound. Being the oldest samba/percussion band in Maastricht they’ve written history under the name “Volle Petaj” since 1992. The group developed into a unique formation of spirited percussionists and have built up a firm (inter)national live reputation. Volle Petaj (Maastricht dialect…

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Meta Meat – “Metameat” album review

Meta Meat – “Metameat” album review

  In these dark days where mutual respect is often replaced by spreading fear and hatred against the unknown, this self-titled album of Meta Meat is kind of the soundtrack to these fast-changing times. How accurate this album is! Phil Von (Co-leader of Von Magnet) and Some Kilos (half of 2 kilos & more and drummer for Von Magnet) worked together on this mutual project called Meta Meat on the labels Ant-Zen and Audiotrauma. Not…

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Underviewer – “Wonders & Monsters” album review

Underviewer – “Wonders & Monsters” album review

  Are you also longing for that ‘old-school’ Front 242 sound instead of their, nowadays more danceable tunes? Then this album by Underviewer is a must-have. Strangely enough it’s their first album after their formation about 35 years ago. Underviewer can be seen as post-Front 242 with Jean-Luc De Meyer and Patrick Codenys as the pioneers in charge. Starting in 1979 they didn’t even have the chance to bring out any music before becoming full-time…

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