Monday, May 25, 2009
Van Mens (tape, HP5, 1984), Character 6 - Eminenties (tape, HP6, 1986)
Two weeks ago I borrowed a small box of tapes from a friend and today is the final post I can make of this box and today is the final post with two highly obscure tapes. One is by Van Mens from 's-Hertogenbosch, a group around Frank van Mens (text, voice, music), Huub Urlings (music), Frans Leonard (music, production) and Josan Frissen (voice). Instruments used, according to the cover, TV, vacuum cleaner, various keyboards, various snares, percussion, rhythmbox, glass, voices, bagpipes and 'canned applaus'. Sound poetry meets experimental music. Mostly in Dutch, but quite nice.
On the same label, HP (not present in de Nederlandse Cassette Catalogus), is an even shorter cassette (single), with two pieces, 'Als Hij Komt...' (if he arrives) and 'Welkomstlied' (welcome song) and judying by the (stolen!) cover by cartoonist Opland, this deals with the visit of the Pope to 's-Hertogenbosch in 1985. I think with pretty much the same people. Maybe the donator of these tapes cares to leave an anynomous comment on this?
Not for sale