‘invertebrata 5’ reviewed in Vital Weekly

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 in Blog, invertebrata, Podcasts, Reviews

invertebrata - 5 - album cover artwork

A very nice review of INVERTEBRATA 5 appeared in Vital Weekly 877 last week:

INVERTEBRATA – 5 (CDR, private)
This is the fifth album by Bert Vanden Berghe from Belgium, who plays mainly ‘randomly detuned & often prepared (most acoustic) guitars […] sometimes combined with digital edits and electronic additions’. I have no idea about anything else from him, as this is the first time I hear his music. The music was recorded on a multi track recorder, which is something one can hear when playing this. Vanden Berghe plays in a free mode strumming the strings, letting objects glide up and down the fretboard, sits in front of the TV, and in general does all sorts of things that your guitar teacher didn’t teach you. It’s sort of thing I like to do on an acoustic guitar whenever I can lay my hands on one, thinking I am as good as Derek Bailey. Or as good as Vanden Berghe, as I think these nine pieces show a lot of strength. The electronic sounds play a small but vital role, add perhaps an interesting level of alienation to the music. Like being captured in a space ship and playing to save his life? But all of the electronic sounds are minor, it’s the guitar playing that counts here. Quite an imaginative release! (FdW)
Address: http://invertebrata.bandcamp.com

Thanks Frans de Waard for these very nice words!!

The track ‘Don’t Shoot The Pianist’ was also included in that week’s podcast:

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Tracklist for Vital Weekly 877:

0000 Tune
0014 Springintgut – Teslaphasic Talking
0317 Them Bones – Smoke
0618 Voice Of Eye & Thomas Dimuzio – Lysithea
0925 For Kings And Queens – Robert Ashely’s Visitor
1226 Earzumba – Fur Elise
1527 Instagon – Fnord
1826 Fluorescent Grey – Jeweled Flora
2114 Frank Rothkamm – Tuba Pacifica
2417 Invertebrata – Don’t Shoot The Pianist
2718 Simon Whetham
3022 Orphax – Live At MFR HQ
3327 Madoka Kouno – Out
3634 Tune

The album  ‘5’ can be listened, downloaded or purchased here:

http://invertebrata.bandcamp.com/album/5