D’Haene – Vinyl review
Listening to a new band is always an exciting journey. It’s like exploring unknown lands, where you have to be prepared for the unexpected! And listening to D’Haene‘s new and second album Vinyl, that’s how it felt. Discovering unknown pleasures!
Vinyl can be classified as a rock album, though with a hint of 70′s soul music and a pinch of American blues. Quite a complicated mixture, isn’t it? All influences blend together very well and with Bob’s vocals it sounds more complete. It is in fact the first time I am listening to something of this genre. Getting used to this album will take some time and has to be listened to properly to appreciate the details, and not while writing an email or sms’ing a secret lover. Once hung in there, you’ll love it. D’Haene’s music is like Uma Thurman. Uma Thurman is sexy, but you never really knew why she looks so sexy. D’Haene music got that little bit of unexplained Uma Thurman mystical factor. It is indeed very good music, but you’ll never specifically know why. There are no unique catchy guitar solos, or impressive drum loops, or some instrument or specific piece of music that steals the limelight, but the whole package will.
While most of the drum works are influences from 90′s alternative rock, and some specific rolls even from 70’s classic rock, most of the slow guitar riffs and long lasting notes are on the edge of the American blues genre. The bass guitar lines are impressively awesome, and give the whole album a different and a catchier sound, while Bob D’Haene’s vocals do the rest of the job for completing the whole great package. It is indeed an expected mixture of genres for a band coming from the USA (New York), though they would fit much better in New Orleans.
This is the kind of music you need for Summer that will accompany you while licking the sun rays at some beach, and with your mates and a beer in your hand, giving out votes to chicks passing by in their bikinis, in slow motion. This album is also ideal if you want some music with which occasionally you need to head bang with, and pretend to know how to play a guitar (air guitar).