Last sunday I went to the cd-release of the Dutch Utrecht based indie heroes We Vs Death. They play instrumental music that I can describe best as a soundtrack without the movie. Or as they describe it:
These guys have been touring all over the place visiting Russia, Poland, Germany, France, England, Canada and more. Until now they had released a few split cds and some small EP's and it was just a matter of time before they finally made a full-lenght album: 'We Too Are Concerned / We Are Too Concerned'.
"Brass meets strong rhythm and guitars. A dusty sound reminiscent of bigger cities in summer, not to be found in Holland at all"
The release party was held in theatre 'de Kikker', which has a hall with a seating arrangment resembling that of a colosseum with seats going up per row. The band used this arrangment to their advantage by showing visuals on the stage itself. So the band was standing on the visuals. We sat quite high and it was really cool to see the band play while the ground was constantly changing under their feet. The ambiance was really cool and the place was completely sold out!
Interesting detail is that the complete album 'We Too Are Concerned / We Are Too Concerned' of We Vs Death is released and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. As far as I know this is the first album in the Netherlands being sold in shops under a Creative Commons license.
As for the remixers out here. These guys are cool with remixing as you could have guessed from the chosen CC license. I know of at least one remix on Simuze made by Headcollision, so feel free to contact them if you need anything special or grab some songs and start remixing!
ps: The album is also available (for a limited time) on the 3VOOR12 Luisterpaal (an initiative of the Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO) for your listening pleasure. If you like the album, support these guys and buy it!
Photo by: Gerben Greuliker