DeWolff, Orchards/Lupine, 2011
In my previous post about this young Dutch trio, I already hinted that for their age, the guys made a very mature impression. And we’ d better prepare to be amazed if they managed to keep up the quality.
Well rest assured, the band did just that. Still rooted in that corner of the music world where Hammond (oh yeah baby!) and Mellotron are accompanied by powerful drumming and wailing guitars (yeah again!) and diverse vocals, with two feet firm in the music of the seventies, this album shows growth. More diversity, memorable music and melodies and all that with a sound that sits comfortably with the instruments used. Like they have a time machine and put it to good use.
Among my favourite tracks of mine are the relative short Evil and The Midnight Sun, which has some great hooks, Everything Everywhere because of it’s variety and mood swings, changes of pace and use of dynamics, and Love In C Minor because of it’s quirky intro, and mid paced riff that sticks and the excellent Hammond play and musical interlude that reminded me of King Crimson battling with Black Sabbath on a Sunday afternoon.
So older, wiser and better. Will be fun to watch how far they will be able to take this as they deserve a big audience!