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The Two Al's: And the cowgirls kept on dancing

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The Two Al's are Dutch explorers of the prepared piano Albert van Veenendaal and Scottish, Amsterdam-based percussionist Alan Purves. Both offer a wild ride of inventive, bizarre, cheerful, squeaky, absurd and freaky spontaneous improvised songs on their first recorded collaboration. Both musician are experienced in solo and intimate, chamber formats with adventurous like-minded musicians from the vibrant, local Dutch scene as well as other innovative sonic explorers from other European scenes. Both worked in multidisciplinary formats ...

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Corrie van Binsbergen: Self Portrait In Pale Blue

Read "Self Portrait In Pale Blue" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Dutch guitarist Corrie van Binsbergen's musical aesthetics are often compared to charismatic, extrovert guitarists from the school of Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa or Marc Ribot. Her first solo album is something completely different. It began to take form by accident after a scheduled recording was cancelled and van Binsbergen, with encouragement from pianist Albert van Veenendaal, decided consciously not to prepare for it, play tabula rasa, and see where the music will take her and take off.


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