Farmhouse Odyssey – Rise Of The Waterfowl (2016)

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This is one of the bands who actually discovered me through my review work, and asked me if I was interested in writing an album review for their second album named Rise Of The Waterfowl. This was a though album to review, because these gentlemen made something quite brilliant. I love the album sleeve, the bright colours and the psychedelic look of it makes me curious… And the music fits the album artwork! Continue reading

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Iris Interviewt: The Aristocrats (Written interview in Dutch)

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My latest interview (translated in Dutch) with The Aristocrats is now on Progpraat! Go check it out:

Iris Interviewt: The Aristocrats

If you want to listen to the original interview in English, click here:

Purple Flower Progressive Hour Christmas Special! Interviews with Theo Travis, HeKz, Aristocrats and IQ!

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Aristocrats

The Aristocrats Live At The Boerderij Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 9 December 2015

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I never had the chance to see drummer Marco Minnemann and guitarist Guthrie Govan perform with The Aristocrats, although I’ve seen them perform live as members of Steven Wilson’s solo band. I was also very curious how bassist Bryan Beller would play and sound like because this would be the first time I would see him live. I had the honour to interview all members of the band right before their gig, you can listen to the interview here. Continue reading

Soft Machine + Satisfaction Injection Live At The Boerderij, Zoetermeer, 2 December 2015

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Soft Machine are a well-known progressive rock/fusion/jazz rock band, which had many line-up changes over the years. The most recent line-up consists of the following members: Roy Babbington on bass guitar, John Etheridge on guitar, Theo Travis on saxophone, flute and piano and John Marshall on drums. I had the honour to interview Theo right before the gig, you can listen to the interview here. The current line-up used the name Soft Machine Legacy, but since this year the band dropped the word ‘Legacy’ and are continuing their work and performances with the original name. Due to illness, John Marshall was unable to tour with the band. Luckily the band found a good replacement drummer, named Nic France. I’ve never seen Soft Machine perform live and don’t know what to expect at all. Would they be playing old material, or only their most recent work? The Dutch fusion/jazz rock band Satisfaction Injection had the honour to play before Soft Machine was going to perform. Continue reading