Recorded & mixed by Patrick Ladebie & Michel Van de Westen.
Cover art : Liesbeth Bernaerts
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
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
24/09/99 Hechtel De schans Cornflames
25/09/99 Zoutleeuw Fence, Perverted
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).
Did you see a good (or bad) review of the album ? Send it to me !
"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
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
And your opinion?
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this cd ? Send it in, and I'll put it up here !
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