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Kale Plankieren – Dutch Cassette Rarities 1981 – 1987 Vol​.​2

Kale Plankieren – Dutch Cassette Rarities 1981 – 1987 Vol​.​2

After last years excellent discoveries from Volume 1, another batch of ‘lost’ and unreleased Dutch (cassette) material is coming back to the future. For this sequel we dug deep into the Dutch lowlands and again found some independent music that’s still relevant today. In the process we met even more amazing musicians and heard great stories from a distant-not-so-distant past. Expect a wide palette of DIY and experimental sounds by artists from Groningen, Zwolle, Arnhem, The Hague, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Deurne. Volume 2 will also feature a beautifully designed inlay with liner notes in Dutch and English.

Mastered by Wouter Brandenburg, designed by Steele Bonus and compiled by Mark van de Maat.

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Review

In the early 1980s, a musical “Do It Yourself” movement emerged in the Netherlands, which released its sounds mainly on cassettes. Bands and artists as diverse as RTC, Van Kaye, De Fabriek, The Hi-Tones and Eric Toornend from Groningen, Arnhem, Rotterdam, The Hague, Tilburg and Deurne spread far away from the musical mainstream and independently with this easy-to-produce and inexpensive medium from the music industry their tracks and sounds. Amsterdam-based Mark van de Maat released a second compilation of forgotten and previously unreleased material on his Knekelhuis label. As with the first part, this is an extremely informative retrospective that still sounds musically relevant after more than thirty years. 

HHV Mag