today we released the first single from ElectroBluesSociety
B&T 960 – ElectroBluesSociety – Duck (single version)
This is the first ‘official’ release from this new duo. Modern technologies and 30+ years of live stage experience using computers, a double bass, guitars, foot pedals, vintage amps, midi controllers, an old drumkit and lots of cables. At their website you can find more information, video’s and more music.
The single is released digital only and here are the links to a few popular platforms
B&T 959 – Boo Boo Davis – Live And Almost Unplugged
So far all of Boo Boo’s records were cut in one take live in the studio, but without an audience. This is the first time we have released a record that is recorded live WITH an audience. Boo Boo, John and Jan are not famous for playing soft or subtle but sometimes they really take it down if the situation asks for it. Cafe de Amer is a small barn in the middle of nowhere in the north of Holland. Over the last twenty years this place has become a famous stage where musicians from all over the world come to play for music fans from all over the country. The place holds a maximum of 100 people and the distance between the musicians and the audience is less then 3 feet. Over the years Boo Boo has become a regular and this was his sixth show in De Amer. The recordings for this release are made with just one stereo microphone in the middle of a completely packed room.
This record will be released digital only and here are the links to a few popular platforms.
Die Galgenbäume waren im frühen 20. Jahrhundert beliebte Werkzeuge für abgefuckte weiße Rednecks, um die von ihnen verhaßten “Negroes” daran aufzuknüpfen. Die seltsame Menschengattung gehört – speziell im Süden des Landes – heutzutage in den ach so fortschrittlich-modernen und demokratischen USA immer noch zur Elite. Das Thema hat zahlreiche Musiker inspiriert, u. a. “The Weavers” in den 60er Jahren oder die legendäre Folk Sängerin “Odetta”. Das niederländische Label “BLu ACiD Records” hat sich ein Fieldrecording des US Kult-Musikwissenschaftlers Alan Lomax vorgenommen und es in zeitgenössischer Bearbeitung von JOHN BLAKE singen lassen. “Gallows Tree” kommt als bluesiger Downtempo-Groove (72 bpm) mit starkem Lowdown-Rhythmus und mit etwas Phantasie kann man sich direkt vorstellen, wie die Baumwollsklaven damals zum ursprünglichen Spiritual-Negro-Worksong für ihre Masters schufteten.
today we released
BA 519 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake – Gallows Tree
The third single from the recording session that BLu ACiD did with singer John Blake earlier this year. Another 21st century take on the worksongs that Alan Lomax recorded in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950’s. The track will be released digital only and is available on all download and streaming platforms. Here are a few links:
today we released a new single on BLu ACiD Records:
BA 518 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake – Georgia
The second single from a recording session that BLu ACiD did with singer John Blake. A 21st century take on the work songs that Alan Lomax recorded in Mississippi in the 1950’s. The single will be available on all download and streaming platforms. Here are a few links.
Recently BLu ACiD did a recording session with singer John Blake and we captured at least five great new songs. Today we release the first single from that session. The music will be available on all digitial platforms and here are the links to a few of them.
here is a new video / track from ElectroBluesSociety. We shot this video live in our rehearsel room; we are not only playing the instruments but also operate the midi controllers and the camera.
This video shot was shot live in their rehearsel room while recording a new track. What you hear is what you see ! Two guys with vintage amps & drums, guitar, bass, mac ooks and midi controllers trying to find a new musical form. This is not for purists !!!
BA 516 – BLu ACiD – Silence
an electro soul ballad, released digital only and available on all major download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to itunes and spotify.
It is very hard for me to explain what I do during my live sets. I use my computer as a second instrument and it gives me access to my complete record collection and I can use, mix and manipulate everything that is on the hard disk with my guitar and also add images. As you can clearly see it is a Work-In-Progress; trying to create a new musical language by using all technical possibillities that I can lay my hand on. Here is a short video impression of miXendorp live at Roepaen Blues Festival in April this year. It will help to visualize a little of what I am doing during a live set.
Material is shot and edited by Erik Spikmans of VormEnVast.