Apr 212014
 

Hello everyone,

Out now!

NM070: LIFE SAVINGS – ENDINGS (digital ep)

 

Life Savings is Gabry de Waaij (guitar / vocals), Nick van de Perre (bass) and Timothy Plevier (drums). Endings was recorded in 2013 by Geert van den Berg and Bas Jongboer, mixed by Bas Jongboer and mastered by Carl Saff. Artwork: Trois by Joncquil.

‘Between the three of us we know more about the superiority of Indonesian cuisine, single-channel master-volume tube amps designed during the seventies, interpersonal relations within Pantera before and after the murder of Dimebag, ways to avoid having to share your expensive whisky, why not to attempt a kickflip with a guitar strapped on just because there happens to be a skateboard lying around in the rehearsal space, sweating out a terminal illness (so you can come to band practice anyway), the sometimes unhealthy relationship between the batter and resonant head, fighting like an Asian, the latest shitty Dutch indie band related gossip and excelling at allergies than most assorted groups of three people. Also, we like to rock.’

DOWNLOAD ENDINGS FOR FREE FROM BANDCAMP!

PRESS QUOTES:

‘On Endings we hear dry, diligent drums and ditto guitars, with a singer who places urgency above audibility. And there ‘s nothing wrong with that. The Jesus Lizard palyed a similar tune twenty years ago.’
written in music

‘It reminds of those fine bands from the early 90s like Unsane, Gone Bald, The Jesus Lizard, Godheadsilo, Karate, Unwound and Shellac. That good? Yeah that good!’
subjectivisten / caleisdocoop

‘Delicate manic-nineties rock.’
indie indie

‘The four tracks on Endings show us that Life Savings listened to the grunge of the early nineties.’
white room

RECORD STORE DAY: 30% DISCOUNT

 

Because it’s Record Store Day, get a 30% discount on ALL of our releases this Easter weekend. Just use the discount code ‘rsd2014’ during checkout in our Bandcamp store. Don’t know what to buy? Below are some suggestions…

COMING SOON: HUNTER COMPLEX – HOURS (digital ep)
Featuring remixes by The No and Drvg Cvltvre!

 

UPCOMING GIGS

Friday, May 2:

Katadreuffe @ Podium Asteriks, Leeuwarden (with Apneu)

 

Monday, May 5:

Hunter Complex @ Radio Resistencia session, Intergalatic FM (tune in at 23:00!)

 

Friday, May 9:

Spoelstra @ Extrapool, Nijmegen (with Zachary Cale)

 

Saturday, May 17:

Hunter Complex @ Cultuurbarbaar Festival, Multiplex, Leiden (with Rooie Waas, Yespinkpink, World of Dust – Bhave session, dj Miss World, dj Incendiary)

 

Sunday, May 18:

Puin + Hoop @ X-Rated Stage Presents, Tivoli Spiegelbar, Utrecht (with Nao, Distel)

 

Friday, May 23:

Hunter Complex @ Lepel Concerts, Groningen

 

Friday, May 30 – Steim, Amsterdam

Coen Oscar Polack @ Steim, Amsterdam (‘An Osmotic Evening’ with Coen Oscar Polack, Jaap Blonk + more. Confronting live electronic improvisation with detoriated movies by Jeffrey Babcock.)

 

 

 

Friday, June 6:

Narrominded @ Patronaat

Hunter Complex, Floris Bates & the Rented Friends, Sweat Tongue @ Patronaat Café, Haarlem

 

 

 

Saturday, June 7:

Narrominded & WotNxt presenteren: Knollen & Citroenen #2 @ SUB071 / Multiplex, Leiden

Spoelstra (avant savant/normalism, Den Haag)

Apneu (garage op, Amsterdam)

Albatre (psychedelic jazz, Rotterdam)

Karoushi (indiepop, Groningen)

NI (avant-prog, Oostenrijk)

STILL VERY FRESH:

NM069: SPOELSTRA – SPORTS AND FINANCE (lp / digital)

 

‘Conceptual! Avant-garde! Jazz! WTF!’
dark entries

‘The nutty professor of the Dutch underground’
nou vooruit recensies

‘It’s even almost pop (…) as all the experimental effort are bounded in a clear and classic musical development.’
chain d.l.k.

‘Your record player is going to cry.’
festivalinfo

‘A shaky imbalance between heart and head.’
kindamuzik

‘This guy is crazy. This was already the case in Boutros Bubba with his unlikely guitar playing. On his own, without companions, he becomes uncontrollable.’
perte et fracas

‘Spoelstra . The name evokes a local window cleaning company, but while listening to this eight -track record of the man from The Hague, a different picture looms.’
planet trash

‘These complex songs owe much more to the world of math rock, progressive rock, the one man band that could be King Crimson’
vital weekly

 

BUY SPOELSTRA – SPORTS AND FINANCE HERE!

NM065: PUIN + HOOP – ER ZIT EEN GAT IN DE SOEP (cd in handmade sleeve / digital)

 

PRESS QUOTES:

‘A nice piece of abstract ambient.’
kwadratuur

‘One of the records of the year.’
chain d.l.k.

‘Influences of a very early Kraftwerk’ & ‘very adventurous’.
festivalinfo

‘Ambient-kraut.’
le son du grisli

‘A cd for those who love cosmic sound experiments.’
dark entries

‘Three tracks of ear bleeding, often harmonic, and very concentrated loops and hums and throbs; a record that’s got something of T-Dream’s Electronic Meditation about it.’
incendiary magazine

‘Ambient and classical, but not entirely as we know it.’
written in music

‘Alsof Pink Floyd ten tijde van Ummagumma met een licht Rooie Waas voor de ogen Godspeed You! Black Emporer een kusje op de wang geeft, terwijl Flying Saucer Attack en Celer al op het soepbot zitten te knagen.’
subjectivisten / caleidoscoop

‘Think Fennesz, Zoviet*France, Troum and Emeralds combined into one band.’
vital weekly

‘A mix of Machinefabriek and Godspeed You ! Black Emperor’
mousique

BUY PUIN + HOOP – ER ZIT EEN GAT IN DE SOEP HERE!

NM068: KATADREUFFE – MALCONFORT (lp / digital)

 

LATEST PRESS QUOTES:

‘This powerful musical statement sets the bar very high, but the complex, thoughtful compositions and strong instrumental control are very impressive.’
kwadratuur

‘A polder-variant of Wire, with a Dutch engineering ingenuity.’
revolver’s lust for life

‘This is the best salami with hard, tough, but oh so tasty bits!’
gonzo (circus)

‘June of 44, Don Caballero, Paul Newman, The Shipping News, Bastro, of A Minor Forest, Colossamite/Dazzling Killmen’
derecensent.nl

‘I love this disc as it infuriates me.’
perte & fracas

‘And yet the songs make a harmonious overall impression.’
nonpop

‘Typed with one fist in the air.’
oor

‘The physical discomfort, the agony, the perpetual torment, the total exhaustion translates itself into a musical adventure.’
dark entries

BUY KATADREUFFE – MALCONFORT HERE!

NM064: COEN OSCAR POLACK & HERMAN WILKEN – FATHOMLESS (lp / digital)

 

LATEST PRESS QUOTES:

‘A wonderful atmospheric whole.’
kwadratuur

‘This two long tracks are an uneasy listening but charming as they reveal a form conceived for the portrait of landscape in an evocative way. Recommended.’
chain d.l.k.

‘Fathomless sounds like an imaginary spiderweb. It progressively starts to immobilize the poor victim in an intriguing and murderous soundscape.’
side-line magazine

‘Hear how incredibly clever these gentlemen give voice to two very different worlds.’
festivalinfo

‘An evolution which is more likely a de-evolution of sound, since it gets thinner and cold as the minutes pass by.’
chain d.l.k.

‘An impressive listening experience.’
written in music

 

BUY COEN OSCAR POLACK & HERMAN WILKEN – FATHOMLESS HERE!

NM053: HYDRUS – NODES (cd / digital)

 

LATEST PRESS QUOTES:

‘Electronics in top form!’
kwadratuur

‘Nodes reminds me of mathematics; complex formulas and sophisticated tricks leading to a precise result!’
side-line magazine

 

BUY HYDRUS – NODES HERE!

NM063: HUNTER COMPLEX – HEAT (lp / digital)

 

LATEST PRESS QUOTES:

‘An album that takes you by the throat from start to finish.’
the post.online

 

BUY HUNTER COMPLEX – HEAT HERE!

That’s it for now!
All the best from us at narrominded.com