19 Jan 08 00:00 |
HEATHEN HEARTS FESTIVAL
MV & EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD [usa] NEOKARMA JOOKLO TRIO [it] ZIM ZIM ZIM [be]
MATT VALENTINE and ERIKA ELDER are walking the roads of pure gold and beauty with their new backing band. Their recent outcome on the NY label Ecstatic Peace shows a more straight-forward song based approach of the band. More than ever these thoroughbred neo-hippies find themselves somewhere in the regions of Neil Young’s “Tonight’s The Night” and On The Beach. Fuzzy riffs, rootsrock and intoxicated lyrics are the ingredients of this combo that doesn’t need much to give their audience an out-of-body-experience. NEOKARMA JOOKLO are a cosmic improvisation group that varies in line-up from duo to sextet. “Neokarma Jooklo proposes an intense improvised live-set of experimentations, mixing electronic sounds and dilatated atmospheres with ethnic and folkloristic sounds, which can remind to the audience a kind of oriental, mystic and meditative soundscapes, using the secrets of trance music and progressive creation of the sound.” Difficult to explain it better than they do it themselves. Ugly feminists in the experimental scene were impatiently waiting for it: a cute looking duo that makes all the men speechless with their performance. Wietske Van Gils and Sarah Geens, or ZIM ZIM ZIM create lightly noisy meditations with likembes, etnic whistles, loopstations en small keyboards. Fresh stuff from the Belgian underground.