In the grayness by concrete of the Amsterdam suburbs we find Pascal Pinkert (Dollkraut) working on his darker wave salvation, going by the moniker of De Ambassade.
The conceptual idea was to reflect the front cover artwork into the colored vinyl represses. We can see the 3 primary colors, plus black and white. That means one last choice of ‘color’ was still waiting to be released.
As we know, many people cannot wait to get their hands on a single. This is the final repress from ‘Wat Voel Je Nou’ in white colored vinyl. Still in production. But for pre-order at our Bandcamp.
X. Knekelhuis & De Ambassade
Music – De Ambassade
Lyrics – Miriam Bruijning
Vocals – Pascal Pinkert
Mastering by Rude66
DIY in sound and design, the arrangement of De Ambassade catalogue blend perfectly on Knekelhuis Records!
This debut EP forming an alliance between the past and the present deliver one take recordings, drowned in reverb, using preferably older recording methods.
The result are poppy wave tracks that shiver your spine and let you chant along to lyrics from the dutch lowlands.
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Perfectly moody new wave regressions from Pascal Pinkert’s De Ambassade, boomeranging back around on blue vinyl for 2018 with its 2nd vinyl pressing
The A-side’s title cut is a groggily measured shot of Dutch language vocals penned by Miriam Bruijning with Pinkert, and sung by Pinkert to his own arrangement of jangling new wave pop guitars and nippy drum machine crack.
The B-side is even better. On ‘Geen Genade’ Pinkert’s vocals mostly take a back seat to the synths and drums, which drive like a sleek European machine down long, straight, clean roads with solid drum pulse and expressive synth strokes making it come off like a Dutch-speaking John Foxx piece.Boomkat