Thursday, May 10, 2007

and Andrew, Asmus, Frans & Freek...

Beequeen hardly appears on compilation CDs. You know. One of the good reasons is that we are very slow and precise when working on something and we rather keep it for our own full length CDs. Did I mention that our next CD 'Sanddancing' is nearly finished? All the music has been recorded, and just a bit of vocal(s) will be added by Olga this week and then it all goes to Erik Drost who will produce it for us, again. It's going to be a great CD, more song based than 'The Bodyshop', although there are two short pieces, well of sorts. You know. So 'Sanddancing' started out with recording a track called 'Where No Doves Fly' (Freek gave it a title, I keep thinking about the artists formerly known as simple), but it's not on there. We gave it to yet another compilation, called 'Listen To Something Different', which celebrates 10 years of a record shop in Rostock, called Ars Macabre. The only time I visited Rostock I really didn't like the city, quite aggressive people and such like, even at our concert in the port harbour (the Stubnitz was closed or something like that), but the only flickering light in this dreadful city was Ars Macabre, maybe a touch too gothic for my musical taste, but it had a great design, like an electric chair as a listening post. Come to think of it, it might be right after they opened when we were there? Oh no, this CD was compiled when the shop existed 10 years, but that was two years ago. Anyway behind the nice social-realism cover we find the old boys network: Muslimgauze (his tracks was submitted by Staalplaat), Ditterich von Euler-Donnerspeg, The Hafler Trio, Asmus Tietchens, Windfahnenamt, Troum, Inade, Columne One (it says so on the cover), Rapoon, Etant Donnes, Aube and Controlled Bleeding - well that makes Beequeen and Troum quite young. It's a dark matter this compilation, but not as gothic as one could perhaps anticipate. I'd say: buy loads!


vils said...

Hi Frans!

Is this compilation available yet? I scoured the Ars Macabre website to the best of my ability but could not find it listed for sale yet.


Frans de Waard said...

no surprise as this is out maybe 2 days. but i have some copies to sell. it would 15 euros worldwide postage. my paypal is