Recorded at The Groove, Schelle
Mixed by Peter Bulkens
New Barn Wolf CD "Story of Love" : originality galore.
well-received gigs in the Flemish rockclubcircuit, there's now a second demo of
Barn Wolf. This fivesome from Antwerp, four talented musicians and a wonderful
female singer, went in December 1999 into studio "The Groove" to work
with Peter Bulkens. The result is "Story Of Love", a cd with swinging
The name of the band refers to the place where they rehearse, and to the love
of Jonas, guitarist, for his dog called Wolf.
Early '99, they released their first demo-cd "Manure", which was a showcase
of the material that Barn Wolf was doing in that period. This demo was VERY well
received at the time, both by the press and the public.
The belief in their own ability is witnessed by the fact that Barn Wolf almost
exclusively performs self-written songs.
With "Story of Love", Barn Wolf has delivered a fair demo. The six
songs are definitely not all of the same quality, but the kick-off is rather nice
with the title-song, in which singer Hannah Dewinter manages to revive the memory
of Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction ea.). The optimism of the first track
is however skillfully aborted in the next song "Don't Blame Me".
Poorly sung (she apparently also has an overtensed side and a male co-singer,
maybe the first is due to the latter?), limp funk, boring ... "No More
Feelings" (there's Eddi again) starts well, but ends up as rather sterile
rock and with a chorus that sucks. "Strange" hits a sensitive
note, and hits that rather well. "That's the way" on the other
hand could've featured on an old album of the now forgotten Belgian group The
Bet and can pride itself upon a neat chorus and a good hook. A complete rocksong,
All in all this is not a real love story for me, but who knows, these things grow,
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