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CD OF THE WEEK (January 1999) :

(Genet Records 1998 - GEN-1220)

Songs (click the -icons for audio)
1. Waitingday
2. Honest
3. Resignation
4. Aspro 10 000
5. Our kodo
6. Thank you for the warmth
7. These dislocations
8. Aren't we detecting ?

Musicians :
- Sven : drums
- Pascal : guitar
- Geert : guitar / vocals
- Kristien : bass

Recorded & mixed by Patrick Ladebie & Michel Van de Westen.

Cover art : Liesbeth Bernaerts

Press Release

The number 1 emo-core group of Belgium has performed in a lot of European countries already, among other as the support act for bands such as KARATE, The Van Pelt and Blonde Redhead. On the latest editon of Pukkelpop, they were among the big surprises.

Last year REIZIGER has released a mini-cd as well as the beautiful full-length "Our Kodo", both on Genet Records. The last one contains minimial, melancholic pop songs that stand out by virtue of their almost transparent guitar sound.

REIZIGER easily takes the measure of any dull guitar band from Belgium. Their songs are much more like a ride New York - D.C. than a steamtrain expedition between Mechelen and Erps-Kwerps.

- Don't bind my hands - MCD/LP - Genet records.
- Our Kodo - CD/LP - Genet records

Upcoming releases :
- Split 12-inch BOB TILTON/REIZIGER (end of March 1999)
- The kitten becomes a tiger- CD/LP - Genet records (April)


17/08/99 Antwerpen Kraakpand Triskel, Jr ewing
25/08/99 Amsterdam Royal ... Get up kids
28/08/99 Hasselt pukkelpop
05/09/99 Deinze ... Hot water music
17/09/99 Kuurne
24/09/99 Hechtel De schans Cornflames
25/09/99 Zoutleeuw Fence, Perverted
26/09/99 Hamme
01/10/99 Hasselt MOD JF Muck,Flippo manchini
02/10/99 Brasschaat Jimmy eat world
03/10/99 Arnhem (NL) Goudvishal
14/10/99 Leuven Sojo Black heart procession
29/10/99 Lille (F) TBC
30/10/99 France TBC
31/10/99 Barcelona (E) B-core
01/11/99 France TBC
02/11/99 Italy TBC
03/11/99 Perugia (I) cantieri 21 Eversor
04/11/99 Roma (I) Brancaleone Melt banana
05/11/99 Padova (I) Plan 9 ??
06/11/99 Cheb (CZ)
19/11/99 Spijkenissen (NL) Texmax


In the press :

- I  haven't found any reviews of the album unfortunately (probably because I read the wrong sort of press).

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My Opinion

"Our Kodo" is not the easiest record to put in your CD-player (although it comes in a standard box, has a standard format and begins playing as soon as you press the "play"-button). These guys (and girls) from Hechtel in Limburg aren't exactly party-animals, and they don't write straightforward songs.
They label themselves as being "Emo-core", hardcore with emotions.
Yet the record is neither very hardcore (the rhythms are never "extremily" fast or loud), neither is it very emotional (eg. the latest Whitney Houston or Alanis Morisette are a lot more emotional experiences for me : they make me want to hurl, cry, vomit ... so consider that a plus for Reiziger). What remains are 8 songs that start by sounding somewhat alike, but start to show a distinct identity after a few spins. If you want names to compare the group with, I'd mention The Fall ("Waitingday" could be a song from them), Sonic Youth (the wandering guitars). The best song of the cd is the last one, the powerful "Aren't we detecting ?", which merits a radio career.
I have some reservations on the too tense vocals of the singer and the cheap-ish production, but still was very pleased with discovering the work of this inventive guitarband.

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More about this group :

- The official place on the Net of the group is probably Genet Records.
- Contact :
Reiziger - Hoogstraat 1 bus 1 - 3940 Hechtel - Belgium
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Where to buy this CD ? :

You can order this CD from a number of locations (prices researched on Janyary 12th, 1999, but nothing guarantees they still are the same when you read this).

Shop Price of the CD Shipping + other expenses Total


Frontstage --- 50 ---  
Azur 600 0 600 BEF  
HVH-Megastore 638 54 692 BEF  
Proxis --- 60 ---  

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.

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