A much-savoured transformation on their third release!
08:00pm Räpe Blossoms
Goede show! Kort, maar uitermate krachtig!
I traveled to Brussels primarily for this show during a short stay in AMS. Iceage performed better than ever, but the sound at your venue was the very best I have ever heard. I am an avid concert goer from NYC, & I wish there was an AB there, or at least somewhere that sounded just as good.
From furious, heavily distorted post-punk to dark, sometimes humour riddled (forerunner ‘The Lord’s Favorite’!), alternative rock that heavily flirts with The Libertines and Nick Cave. This tour de force can be ascribed to Iceage, from Denmark, who are clearly exploring new musical horizons with their third release ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’. Pitchfork describes it more lyrically: “they’ve traded vodka for whiskey and embraced the joy of country twang, a better backdrop for singer Elias Rønnenfelt to channel his inner Nick Cave against”.
Whereas we mainly heard distortion and fury on previous albums ‘New Brigade’ and ‘You’re Nothing’, we now welcome piano, mandolin, violins, organ and even trumpets. Talk about a turnaround! But the raw energy, the quirky sound and the unique, drawn-out atonale vocals have luckily remained intact. Exciting, non-conformist band!
As of 6 October ’14, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ will be out on the Matador label of Savages, Mogwai, Interpol, Fucked Up and Kurt Vile!
“Noisy krekels” is what they were called in De Morgen, in honour of their Autumn Falls visit to Bruges… And also “Gentenaars die de luisteraar omver blazen met oprechte, gitzwarte songs”. Their latest LP ‘Ruinenlust’ focuses entirely upon the transient and harbours six unconventional, prickly songs that aim at the underbelly. Or, as the guys from Räpe Blossoms themselves say: “noise is intiem en ruw, en gaat gepaard met oprechte emoties”.
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