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1. Bella ciao
2. Le marriage
3. Under the bunker
7. Egyptian Reggae
9. You gonna quit me, baby
10. Le divorce
11. L'amour, je suis seul
- Wim Goedertier : bass, percussion, harp
- Jan De Vos : guitar, vocals
- Geert Goedertier : guitar, clarinet
Recorded, at some time in March 1999, in some garage, somewhere
Press Release (band is not responsible for the poor english below :
Araña stands for mixing all kinds of music styles vehemently. The rhythms
come mainly from the south, the bassline is pumping and stimulating, sometimes
cool or tranquil. The clarinet gives the music a shade of jazz and often takes
the klezzmer-path. The rhytm-guitar mingles latin-american influences with western
folk. The vocals (in Spanish, in French or in nonsensical language) and the general
atmosphere testify of the band members love for gypsy music.
The large repertoire consists mainly of self-written songs, supplemented with
some cover-songs (Mo' better blues, Egyptian Reggae, La Bella Ciao ...)
Araña grew from an occasional get-together in 1997. What followed was
a year of occasional practice sessins and gigs. In 1998, the cooperation grew
stronger, they worked on a repertoire of their own, and came out in the open with
a number of try-out gigs in café's and manifestations.
Recently, the band recorded a cd (with the name Moskovitch), published by the
band itself, and are doing gigs in abundance.
The italian evergreen "Bella Ciao",
the R.E.M.-song "Under the Bunker",
a version of Jonathan Richman's "Egyptian Reggae"
... and all that wrapped in a gipsy coat and drenched in slivovitch of a good
year : those are the ingredients of the Ghent-based trio Araña.
The set-up (acoustical with a guitar, clarinet, bass and woodblocks) sometimes
sadly brings about the notion that this is the backing band of a singer that went
for a leak and didn't come back. From the gipsy music they have the shamelessly
romantic side, but the stirring, sweaty aspect of the gitans isn't so well captured,
at least not on this demo.
A good point is that their own compositions, and most of all the divorce-trilogy
"Le divorce" and "L'amour , je suis seul" proudly stand up
between the traditionals and the covers. The song I like most is "Convertible".
Conclusion : a tad too "well-behaved", but it is a "grown-up"
- Geert Goedertier (09/225.96.88). Mail : Geert.Goedertier@rug.ac.be
- Jan De Vos. Tel : 09/233.90.69. Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wim Goedertier : (09/252.67.18)
Araña beschikt over een eigen geluidsinstallatie ide een kleine tot middelgrote
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