Songs (click on the -icons
for a small audio-sample) 1.
2. Tequila (and 23rd)
5. Red issue
6. Wake up
7. Nurse's waltz
8. Bleedin' all
9. Evil S.
10. A moon over my house
11. Such a bone
Written & Performed by David Bartholomé
Produced & Recorded by Rudy Coclet
- Olivier Bodson (trumpet)
- Eric Morlot (drums)
- Geoffrey Burton (guitar)
- Marc van Eyck (drums)
artwork : fortemps-huygebaert.com
About a year or three ago the winner of Concours Circuit, the "battle-of-the-bands"
in the South of the country (back then under the name "Nose Kitchen"),
a well-received 4-track CD "Cuckoo" in 1998, and this "Feuded"
full-cd in October of last year. A "band" that consists of òne
musician, and òne sound-engineer. A "difficult" man, an "artist".
That Sharko for ya.
He certainly has a "face of his own", as becomes clear from the 12 tracks
from "Feuded". Or btter : he has 12 faces, or ar at least 12 mirrors
that reflect the personality of David Bartholomé in different distortions
and false measurements.
Unfortunately, there are only 4 or 5 real songs on "Feuded" (the "song"
still being the cornerstone of my musical society). The rest of the short tracks
are painfully pathetic ("Artist"), short filmic experiments ("Red
Issue", "Nurse's Waltz", "Evil S.")
or inititiatives to things that could become beautiful, but get squashed, faded
out or smothered after half a minute or so ("The 60's", "Bleedin'
All"). More than one place on the album resembles a badly tunes radio-station
(reminded me of Shock Headed Peters).
But there are also a lot of damn fine things to discover on "feuded",
under the original artwork of the digipack. Such as "Moon over my house",
a real gem of a song that sadly gets trampled by a mixture of a fanfare and a
horde of Austrian fascists. Or such as "Such A Bone", for that
one chilling bit "We have no sex life, but I keep buying condoms, and we
have no love life, but I keep loving her, loving her". Or "Tequila
because of their strange grooves. Or the merry chorus of "Wake Up".
A découvrir !
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This Album in the Press
- dp in Gonzo Circus : "het Waalse Sharko breidde 12 rokerige low-fi
structuren samen tot "Feuded", een veel "arty" en weinig "farty"
gestalt. ... Vergelijkingen zijn uit den boze want elke song toont op zijn beurt
een ander Sharko gezicht. Bij momenten reincarneert Feuded zelfs het onnavolgbare
(fr) : "Dès la pochette hors normes, on est prévenu : Sharko est encore
une de ces bizarreries que l'on ne sait pas par où tenir, qui ne se laissera pas
enfermer dans une boîte si facilement, qui mérite une dizaine d'écoutes avant
que l'on commence à y comprendre quelque chose. ... "Afraid not to be on your
playist / Good God, I'm an artist" - allons, il ne faut pas s'inquiéter comme
ça, ça devrait pouvoir s'arranger facilement."
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