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El Fish & Roland
"Waterbottle "
2001, HKM / CNR, HJL42122

Songs (Click the -icons for some small realaudio-samples)
cover, sleeve1. Tengah
2. The end is not in sight
3. Canzoncina per Jaco
4. Lack of Time (the yellow indians take)
5. As bad can be
6. I've seen that face before - Libertango
7. This or that
8. Mustallah
9. Bad Tattoo
10. The Chinaman in the Dessert

Songs & Lyrics:
Jan Ieven, H.R. Smith, Steven de Bruyn, A. Piazzolal, B. Reynolds, D. Wilkey, Rohal de Ridder, R. Van Campenhout

- Rohal de Ridder
- Jan Ieven
- Steven de Bruyn
- Roland van Campenhout

Produced by El Fish & Roland
"Live in the studio"
Recorded in Art-Sound, Helchteren

Artwork : Mighty Sam & Rohal de Ridder
Photo's : Rob Stevens

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This album in the press :

- sca in Rif-Raf (ed. fr.) : "Vu la juxtaposition des noms, on s'attendait à un retour aux sources. On croyait en fait à un disque de blues réglémentaire mais c'était sans compter sur le caractère avonturier des protagonistes. Si on devait finalement qualifier cet album, on utiliserait plus volontiers le terme jazz ... pour la variabilité des formes, la liberté des sons, la conjonction d'influences éparses. Il y a aussie cette belle homogénéité, et l'enchaînement fluide des titres et des atmosphères est parfait ..."
- E.H. in Knack (Focus) : "De drang om samen een album te maken was groot, en Waterbottle is dan ook op en mum van tijd klaargestoomd. Té vlug wellicht, wat weliswaar de frisheid, spontaneïteit en directheid ten goede komt, maar sommge gerechten worden nu eenmaal beter als ze lang sudderen. En als er nog extre kruiden aan toegevoegd worden, wat toch dé specialiteit van El Fish was."
- md in Humo : "... Mijn grenzeloze bewondering voor frontmannen Roland van Campenhout en Steven de Bruyne (sic) maakt het er allemaal niet makkelijker op, want hoe vertel je de mensheid dat je vreest dat twee van je helden een publieke misstap aan het zetten zijn? Ik weet het niet. ... Te jazzy of niet jazzy genoeg? Te bluesy of niet bluesy genoeg? Ik weet het niet ... Misschien hadden El Fish & Roland gewoon wat langer moeten wachten om een plaat te maken tot ze bijvoorbeeld wat meer krachtige en prachtige nummers geschreven hadden ..."
- JDF in The Ticket : "Aussi colorée et emballante que l’illustration qui orne sa pochette, la musique de ‘Waterbottle’ explore les chemins buissonnier. ... le timbre de Roland reste impressionnant mais l’instrumentation reflète une telle ouverture d’esprit que les catégories elles mêmes s’étiolent. Ils nous livrent en effet un flux tendu de musiques de tous horizons ... Un disque destiné aux amateurs de surprises festives."

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You can order this CD from a number of locations (prices researched on September 20, 2001, but nothing guarantees they still are the same when you read this).

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747 Bef.
2,77 euro

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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More on El Fish & Roland

- El Fish bio in the Belgian Pop & Rock Archives
- Roland bio in the Belgian Pop & Rock Archives
- official El Fish website =
- Wouter Degraeve, tel 0496 109420, mail

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