Songs (Click the -icons
for some small realaudio-samples)
3. Rotten Star
4. Thoughts Behind the Scene
5. Electronic Jacuzzi
6. Turn up the Satan
7. R2 D3
8. Dracula Cowboy
9. Get Up
11. One Shot Ballerina
12. Bingo it's heaven
- John Stargasm (John David Israel Descamps): the black holer
- Sanderson Poe : double bass explosion
- Fabrice (Fabrice George): sushi drumkit
- Mika nagazaki (Michael Hasson) : bass symbol
- Greg (Gregory Remy): guitars
Produced by Ghinzu
Recorded at Ghinzu Plant (studio Molière) & G Lab (studio Caraïbes)
Design : Dragon Ben
Another band from Brussels with loads of respect for Radiohead, dEUS &
Co. And another one for which this inspirationn in the Antwerp scene and in English
instead of French rock is more than worthwile (see also the recent releases of
Sharko and The Grandpiano).
What am I saying? Mooooore than worthwile. Write it down, pass it on, tell it
to the neighbours, spread the word and certainly don't keep this for yourself
: Ghinzu has delivered a great CD.
Sidenote: the rock press in our country may be quite chauvinistic and celebrate
each buffoon with a hit in 55 magazines, but when it can't recognize real talent
and make their audiences know that there's a bunch of new yung godz without the
pressure of moneywasting promomachines in action, it fails miserably. Such as
in this case.
Back on track : A great CD doesn't mean a perfect one, but certainly one with
only a handful lesser ones. I'm not exactly wild about "R2D3"
(Hooverphonic without Geike and abou three minutes
too long) and "Get Up" (silly kung-fu pastiche with a sleep-provoking
smooth rock after that), "Revlis" (an instrumental that seems
kind of superfluous) and "One shot ballerina" (naked piano-ballad
that lacks the ability to move me). The rest of the tracks however are all fingerlicking
good, a whole bunch of songs that have wild arrangements that always manage to
get back into the tune in time, with the vocals acting as the unifying factor.
The CD is opened and crowned by the single "Dolly Fisher", a
great song that is very undeservedly still not widely known.
Put them in your cd-player, download them on your hard-disk, program them on your
festival (attention though : they have a really silly stage-act that involves
the use of purple wigs), plug them on your tv-station ... Or at least remember
the name : Ghinzu!
And your opinion?
Did I get it all wrong, or was I spot-on ? Do you want to share your opinion about
this cd ? Send it in, and I'll put it up here !
This Album in the Press
- MPSU in Mofo : "Son nom (calqué sur une marque de couteau
japonais) ne l'indique pas, mais Ghinzu est bruxellois. Le quator a sorti un premier
album fort prometteur et étonnamment maîtrisé pour un premier
- jgm in Rif-Raf (ed. fr) : "Il y a une chimie particulière
dans Ghinzu, qu'on attribuera aux différences et complémentarités
des membres du groupe, aux expériences jazz, métal, psyché
et certainement encore autres, réunis avec la volonté de former
le meilleur groupe belge depuis un certain temps, sans aucun complexe".
- Le Soir : "Le premier album Electronic Jacuzzi de
ce groupe basé à Bruxelles force le respect. En effet, la Noise-pop
de Ghinzu fait preuve dune maturité rare pour un premier opus axé
sur le piano et la voix de son chanteur pour le moins inspiré. A recommander
à tous les mélomanes en manque de dEUS".
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take things into account like deduction of shipping expenses when ordering more
than 1 cd, bonus points, differences in guarantees ... Shipping prices are those
for customers in Belgium.
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with Belgian products in it, or if there's something wrong with my calculations
: let me know.
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