De Mens "Liefde"
Frank Vander Linden hits again, with 13 variations on "le même t'aime".
Be warned though: the liner notes contain nude pictures of Frank van der Linden
and not of guest-vocalist Tine Reymer (don't say we didn't warn you).
Mauro "Songs from a Bad Hat"
After upsetting the Belgian music scene and beyond with his Evil
Superstars, and after some freelance work for Mitsoobishy
Jacson, Kiss My Jazz and even Kris
de Bruyne, Mauro is now the name of a band,
and "Songs from a bad hat" that of their debut CD. And what a CD...
Miam Monster Miam "Hey Tank!"
Miam Monster Miam is an almost solo-project of Benjamin Schoos, who released 19
of the dreams that haunted him on a surrealistic and psychedelic CD + a series
of collages. Syd Barret meets Magritte.
Melon Galia "Les embarras du quotidien"
2 girls & 3 guys from Brussels, playing English pop on French lyrics, those
are the elements of this nice debut cd of Melon Galia. Fresh, sweet and juicy
like a ripe melon.
Metal Molly "The Golden Country®"
*** Five years after being an overnight grunge-rock
sensation in the Lowlands and a sudden split, these guys have matured and grown
together again in a Welsh studio, with a new musical horizon and producer Mark
Wim Mertens "Integer Valor Integrale"
Triple CD of one of the most intesting minimal composers. Yet this is far from
Mitsoobishy Jacson "Boys Together
Out Rageously" *** Take 1/3rd
of Nemo, 1/3rd of Metal Molly, and 1/3rd of Evil Superstars. Blend together. Shake
firmly. This is what you get : a tasty cocktail.
De Mens "Sex verandert alles".
Fourth album of this potent powerrocktrio singing in Dutch. The "Best of"
is better, but this comes second.
Moxie "Blue Sky, Maybe" Debut
album, produced by Kyle Statham of Fuck. Guitarsongs with female-male vocals.
Mambo Chillum ***.
Debut of a band that has already split by now. Fifties rock, swampblues, bluesrock,
swing, mambo, jive ...
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