Label: Black and Tan Records
Number of Tracks: 13
Review by Craig Whittington
This band is essentially two musicians, Jasper Mortier on bass and drums, and Jan Mittendorp on guitar. They have backed long lists of artists on tour and are veteran road dogs. ElectroBluesSociety is their outlet for creating experimental music with their musician friends. Effects are used where they haven’t before, and not subtly. The vocals are one place they are cooking up something new. Natural and traditional sounds are not the goal here. I’d describe it to you, but since it doesn’t sound like the sounds I’ve heard before, I can’t. There’s a fun aspect to that, and I believe that is the intention. There’s parts I like. I like trying to figure what the Hell they are doing. I think it is likely not an homage to Blues Societies, but clever word play and humor. My feelings ain’t hurt and that’s only my interpretation of the thing. More than once I’ve thought an album was crazy until I really became acquainted with it. I myself have been held for 72-hour observation just to be sure you, the general population, are in no danger. That information might be fun, same as this record, but I can neither confirm nor deny.
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