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De Fabriek

Music for Hippies

Label: De Fabriek

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

In stock


**100 copies limited edition. In process of stocking** "Years and years ago, I went through my collection of old cassettes and transferred many of them. Within the dark corners, I found some rarely played cassettes by De Fabriek, and when I heard those again, I realized why I hadn't played those a lot. One was with P. Funk and called 'Music For Hippies'. Today I learned that not all those old cassettes will be re-issued on CD, which I think is good. I also learned that behind P. Funk there are a few people already involved in playing music with De Fabriek (with one of the band's sporadic live performances), such as Robin van Vliet, Rob Prenger, Moniek, Maurits de Weert, and Roberto van Veen, but they also dabbled in other bands. P. Funk, the name holds a promise.

We find traces of funk music indeed here. But none of it is very traditional. As I was playing this and thinking about the title, knowing Richard van Dellen (the primary factory worker), I realized I never thought of De Fabriek as a band inspired by the world of krautrock. Now I made the connection, only after knowing their music for close to forty years, it only seems logical. Many of the pieces here are free form jams involving many guitars, bass guitars, drums. As ever with releases by De Fabriek, it is tough to say who does what; the cover, as ever, has minimal indication. It is not a re-issue of the original cassette but rather a complete make-over, sounding much better than the old cassette. Both in terms of technology used but also in terms of the music itself.

The music here is rocky, funky, freaky, but never too rocky, funky or freaky. Things are kept within reasonable boundaries; the goal is not the freak out jam session but playing music other people might want to hear. It is a wild one, this new release, and may expand whatever you thought De Fabriek was about; I know it did for me." - Frans de Waard / Vital Weekly

Cat. number: n/a
Year: 2021

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