Album Review

De Kift – “Yverzucht” – [Mississippi Records]

David Richoux   2/8/2011   12-inch, A Library

This is info from the publisher: “De Kift emerged from a Dutch squatters’ movement and the punk waves of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Their debut vinyl LP Yverzucht was released in 1989. Ferry: guitar & brass (Svatsox); Wim: drums (Rondos, the Ex); Jacco (GRRR): bass; Maarten: vocals (Pistache B.V.). De Kift were a tremendous and original force at the time. Sparse, rhythmic, angular, yet energetic music. Staccato punk with fanfare elements. Maarten’s lyrics were recited, spat out and crooned, bleak reflective explorations of the Dutch mental state of the times. Maarten (as well as Jacco) departed the band after debuting Yverzucht. Out of the ashes, emerged a new conceptual, literary De Kift that would play on for 20 years. De Kift were part of the squatter movement. Playing benefits, raising funds, eyebrows and soundtracking a lifestyle on its last legs.”
Since this release the band has grown, added a brass section and is producing some amazing video tracks. http://www.myspace.com/dekift and http://www.dekift.nl/ for more updates

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