"Humanoid" is the second CD of Marjan Debaene, and I hadn't even noticed the first one ("Growing Pains" from 1996). This release also did its best to pass by almost unnoticed among the big releases that were done in and around April. Only in the region of Dranouter - West-Vlamingen among themselves - do they seem to have a big esteem for this talented girl from Ieper and offer her a yearly place at the Folk-festival there. What follows could be an attempt at rectification :
Roughly speaking, the songs on "Humanoid" can be divided in two
kinds : those who start of intimistic and slow and finish up larger and blooming,
and on the other hand those songs that kick off in a higher gear and don't come
back afterwards. This line "hard/soft" is - for me - also the line between
the weaker and the stronger songs on the album.
And your opinion?
- Weekend Knack 17/4 : "Marjan Debaene, another very very young talent, is complementary to Neeka. The vocals of Debaene are more soulful and clearer, but her lyrics are a bit less well-thought than those of her colleague. ... Musically speaking she has grown poppier and more self-confident. This young lady also has a bright future".
Did you see a good (or bad) review of this album ? Tell me about it !
- The homepage of Marjan and MAP-Records can be found at the Folkfestival
You can order this CD from a number of locations (prices researched on July 31st, 1999, but nothing guarantees they still are the same when you read this).
The lowest price is in yellow, the highest in red. This price comparison doesn't 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.
Have you seen this record elsewhere on the net, do you own an online-CD-shop with Belgian products in it, or if there's something wrong with my calculations : let me know.
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