‘things end and then they begin again…’


The year 2004 is making Rotterdam history as the year of the breaking up
of numerous bands. I think Incense came first, then TSMO split up, then it
was Room 101’s turn and recently even Oil decided it was best for all of us
to stop trying and call it quits. As you might have also heard, Feverdream
had some problems of its own when their legendary bass player Saskia
had to leave the group to start her life without broken vans, endless touring,
smelly squats and what have you.

Anyway, the problem seemed the solution as Incense’s good ol’ Bart is now
the new Feverdream bass player and the rest of the mentioned leftovers are
doing fine in the weird but wonderful world of music making, a summary:

Room 101’s Wouter is now El Pino and the Volunteers’ drummer (and doing
one hell of a good job, too!), Arnaud is SOON releasing his first electronic
solo 12″, Jeroen kinda always was more of a solo artist, but apart from
numerous side projects he will soon start recording and engineering the
first Black Dog tracks (Bitches Acting Stoopid & Not So Down w/ Ingle-town),
produced by Dr. Drufus.

Vincent of TSMO is currently writing and arranging the best ‘de vogels’
material you’ve heard so far, besides that he’s also producing the upcoming
At No Bikini Beach e.p. (of which I’ve already heard some blasting tracks,
ACE!!!), he’s also doing occasional practising as guitar player for a new band
Remco and Bart of Incense started some time ago. Robert just bought himself
a new house and will probably never stop making music as long as he lives.

Marcel just recorded a new Das Oath e.p. which I’ve also heard already,
and I can only say about that, that it’s going to be as fresh as their recent
self titled album. Nicholas and the Nuge are temporarily out of jobs I guess,
things will work out for them soon, I hope. But the most successful dropouts
of the moment are without any doubt the David Gilmour Girls. Jasper and
Robin (ex Oil) surprised the industry with a 12″ on Relish you just have to
like. Everything’s great about it and since there’s a review online which says
it all, I won’t try and add anything to that and just lead you to this link, here.

I suppose they haven’t heard the last of us yet!
de vogel, december 2004

PS. Good luck and lots of fun to everyone involved!


  1. Bromsky
    Posted December 20, 2004 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    fijn verhaal vogel!
    Vergeet ‘De Roel’ niet toe te passen!
    kijken of Ghiez het door heeft!

    was tof weekend.

  2. moeder
    Posted December 22, 2004 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    My baby!!

    en… de het bericht – kwalitatief en kwantitatief – is ook dope, natuurlijk.

  3. Stefan Tijs
    Posted December 22, 2004 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Hoi. Ik ben op je.

  4. Posted December 23, 2004 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Ach, Quallofill is een ‘nieuwe’ band….
    er zal genoeg muziek gemaakt blijven worden!