As long as Truck keeps staying away from mainstream demands, and keeps on putting bands that the orginaisers and local people enjoy, then it will keep being the top festival in Britain.
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The Barn isn’t a tent with a pretentious name, it’s an actual barn with the lovely rural scent of cow shit left with it. It does however provide excellent acoustics which are rare at these festivals.
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Next up in the barn are The Early Years, a band I am quite looking forward to after hearing glowing reviews, and a championing from Brian Eno (who it later turns out was also there observing).
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“What would broken beat, new jazz or avant pop sound, if it was created behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s and 80s?” says the guide book. Frankly we dread to think, but we’re intrigued.
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Indeed, what a performance! A man wanders onstage, reads a newspaper for a bit and then wanders off. A gimp-like thing in a black bodystocking and silver cape ballet dances around the band who by now have shifted into some delicious if rather camp early 80s style electropop. Where do we go from here?
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“It’s also got thee most autistic artwork I’ve seen in a long while, and I’m convinced its inspired by computer programmer nerds.”
Disrupt – Foundation Bithttp://www.konkurrent.nl/ www.myspace.com/werkdiscs
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“And anyway I packed my case and ran to Düsseldorf airport, but I forgot to wear any shoes, and the man at security just looked at me… I got some very nice trousers, very expensive but beautiful material. And that’s the reason I got divorced… ”
Haldern Pop Festival 2008, Part 2
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"There is a rarefied magic about Haldern that transcends the usual plus points I associate with summer festivals. Maybe it’s because Haldern is a small, home-grown affair and one that has cussedly stayed that way. "
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Strangely for a guitarist it is the electronic parts of the album that are more convincing with only the penultimate track standing out for it’s guitar work.
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This kind of garage rock is best delivered in significantly shorter bursts. There just isn’t enough invention on display to make the song interesting for its entire length.
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