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Saturday, 06.10.2012, 20:20
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Isbells (BE)
Frugally instrumentalized songs, multi-layered, ecstatic, bittersweet, inspiring and thought-provoking. It's his own bottomless goldmine of sound creations and shiny sonic splendor.

He dropped the guitar and drums he played for diverse bands, got out of hacking for Ikea and retreated to an isolated shack for the sole purpose of creating this entirely his own project. Initially a solo effort, his self-imposed and but extremely fertile sequestration resulted in the creation of his second album, «Stoalin» and provided the musical platform and inspiration for his current band, Isbells. And that's Gaetan Vandewoude and he'll be ringing your bells in our own island cathedral.

The music's of exceptional beauty. Isbellinien beauty. And it's love at the first note when his music's evoking Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes, William Fitzsimmons, Jose Gonzalez, Simon & Garfunkel and Nick Drake with more than a touch of relevance to it all.

And it's all presented in an inimitable, intimate manner and it's that which makes this literary folk-pop so exceptional. At first you may think you've heard it all before and then you'll revise because you'll be sweetly seduced once again by this unique music's pure intensity. It's the sound of life that'll be reverberating in your ear canals and cavernous souls and it'll remind you of the truth you already know: Life's good and getting better all the time. A bientot.
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