Friday, January 25, 2008

Paleis van Boem - Mowgli Goes Kaka (LP, Plexus 08-23355, 1985)

Today I read a film review of a new Dutch film 'TBS' and it said it had too much music by Paleis van Boem. Some research learned that Paleis van Boem did a lot of movie soundtrack, including Oscar winning 'Karakter'. The band is a duo of Martin Vonk (Rotterdam, 16 january 1959) and Jaap de Weijer (Wageningen, 20 may 1959). In 1985 they recorded their album 'Mowgli Goes Kaka', which apparently is their only release ever. It's full of percussion music, which in those days was fasionable (Motel Bokassa and Slagerij van Kampen were other Dutch percussion only bands). This one is rather subdued and not rhythm heavy, more Steve Reich than ethnic, if you catch my drift.


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