Since 1989 the Netherlands quartet of Olga Wallis, Freek Kinkelaar, Frans de Waard and Niek Groothuyse have created a unique blend of pop music with ea approaches, here in their 16th captivating release.
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Label: Important Records
Catalog ID: IMPREC339
Squidco Product Code: 15402
Mixed by Erik Drost and Petra Randewijk. Mastered by Raymond Steeg.
Frans de Waard-sounds and treatments
Freek Kinkelaar-voice, instruments, treatments
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"Frans de Waard (1965) has been producing music since 1984. First as Kapotte Muziek, but throughout the years, he also worked as Beequeen (with Freek Kinkelaar), Goem (with Roel Meelkop & Peter Duimelinks, both of whom are also a member of Kapotte Muziek these days), Zebra (with Roel Meelkop) and such solo projects as Freiband, Shifts as well as his own name. He has worked for Staalplaat (1992-2003) and since 1986 as a reviewer for his own publication Vital, now only Vital Weekly, an online music magazine, which has been the online source for underground music since 1995, and which celebrated it's 1000th issue in 2015. In February 2007 he played various solo concerts as Goem|FDW in Japan, as part of a package tour with Pan Sonic. Frans de Waard also likes to play sets of improvised music with whoever is available, just as he did with people like Guiseppe Ielasi, Jaap Blonk, Howard Stelzer, Roel Meelkop, Andrew Liles, Radboud Mens and the mayor of his home city Nijmegen. In 2008 film maker Harrie Timmermans made a small documentary about his work with Kapotte Muziek under the title 'What You See Is What You Hear'. He has given workshops and lectures at various places, such as Extrapool, the art academy of Maastricht en 's-Hertogenbosch, the Glinka Conservatorium in Moscow and Lithuania. With Scott Foust he formed the duo The Tobacconists in 2009, with Wouter Jaspers the duo Ezdanitoff in 2010, with Jos Smolders he started playing as WaSm in 2015 and in 2016 a new duo With Sindre Bjerga as Tech Riders. In 2012 he added Modelbau to his long list of names, this time for all things lo-fi and noise based.
In 2016 Timeless in France published his first book, an autobiography of life in Staalplaat called 'This Is Supposed To Be A Record Label'.
Frans de Waard has played concerts in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Canada, Japan, United States, Russia and Italy."-Frans de Waard Website (https://fransdewaard.com/biography/)
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1. Good Day Good Bye 0:42
2. Patience 2:45
3. Someday Today 4:00
4. A Snared Dwarf 6:23
5. Giant's Hill 4:36
6. Howard Is Not At Home 5:56
7. The Centipede Song 3:28
8. A Gall Ill Sow 5:16
9. Young Man With A Horn 1:08
10. Port Out Starboard Home 3:35
11. The Lord Is My Shepherd 7:56
sample the album:
Some bands produce a CD every week; by now it seems 'normal' to have three year gaps in releasing records for Beequeen, which is a fresh antidote to the music business of more = more. For Beequeen, like good wine, things mature given more time. Whereas 'Sandancing' (2008) featured Olga Wallis a guest singer, on this new album she's a fully fledged bandmember, adding her beautiful voice to Beequeen's off beat songs. Port Out Starboard Home features surreal dream-pop, but always with that unique twist that is Beequeen. The album is loosely based around the theme of 'traveling'. The prophetic opening of "A While A Way" (how true) transports you into the CD, which equally balances on vocal and instrumental pieces from introspective moments of 'Patience' and the title track to the up-tempo 'Someday Today'. Beequeen displays their wicked sense of humor in 'The Lord is my shepherd'. This new album is again produced by Erik Drost (The Legendary Pink Dots) with the help of Petra Randewijk.
Since their start as Beequeen in 1989, Freek Kinkelaar and Frans de Waard have produced numerous released for labels such as Staalplaat, Anomlous, Auf Abwegen and Infraction, moving from a classic drone approach up to the year watermark year 2000, when Beequeen decided to go out into a pop-folk-electronic direction, resulting a string of well received albums for Important Records, which more and more focus on the vocals of Olga Wallis, Freek Kinkelaar's guitar and keyboards and Frans de Waard electronic treatments.."-Important Records
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