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Bob van Luijt's Square Orange: The Core

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What's the appeal of a square orange? Place it on a table and it stays put. That's about it. The musical equivalent, in the shape of Dutch bass guitarist Bob van Luijt's Square Orange, has much greater appeal. The quintet's debut album, The Core, features van Luijt's original compositions: a set with impressive stylistic range. The review copy of The Core was beautifully packaged in a distinctive black cover with a bright orange band. Information was scant, however--the musicians were named but it required some investigation to identify who plays what. Such a minimalist ethos isn't carried forward ...



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