SUNDAY, APRIL 20
location: Vrooom @ WORM
Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
doors 19:30 / start: 20:30 / door 6,- / presale 5,-
PRESALE (5 euro) here:
While Vrooom is temporarily exiled from its usual location during April, Worm will give room to its program during this evening. The program: the cream of the crop of the Rotterdam and ex- Rotterdam underground, with experimental pop, evocative ambient and moody improv/jazz.
• LASSE PASSAGE (no)
Multitalented pop experimentalist / singer/songwriter Lasse Passage is back in town. This former long-term Rotterdam resident is slowly stepping into the limelight with his recent achievements. The Dutch quality label Eat Concrete is currently releasing a mini-album tetralogy (that's four records being put out in a series). The first volume 'Stop Making Sense And Start Making Success' came out last January. Lasse creates intricate and original songs, juxtaposing bittersweet lyrics with lo-fi and minimal music. A multi-layered musical journey that remains refreshing and highly accessible throughout.
• COSTA ERNSTING (nl)
Hugo Costa & Philipp Ernsting form a new free jazz/improvisation duo from Rotterdam. Their music is created in and from the moment, resulting in a fine blend that can be both noisy and violent, sometimes melodic and subtle. Both musicians are skilled and very empathetic players, and enjoy exploring the interplay and space between pure rhythm, lyricism and harmony. The music is intended to always move forward and surprise.
• BARHÛS (nl)
Beautiful, hazy ambient from Keimpe Koldijk, one of Rotterdam's main underground players. Barhûs' sound is partly improvised; minimal threads of funeral pace synths and droning guitars are processed through reverb and thin clouds of tape noise. Carefully placed notes gradually take the listener through the reminiscences of past gaiety. Think: Andrew Chalk (earlier works) or Grouper. Barhûs refers to the small village in which Koldijk's parental house was situated. This place was his main source of inspiration, looking at it from an entirely different perspective while living in Rotterdam-Zuid.
This event is made possible with kind support from Popunie