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Volksweerbarheid - Van Kogels, Drank en Wrakhout

Van Kogels, Drank en Wrakhout from Volksweerbarheid is a curious item. According to Carpe Noctem this is military neo pop folk but if they must fit in the neo-folk genre they do so by default. They have released a 10-inch on Albin Julius' Hau Ruck label. 'Duel' is a buoyant acoustic guitar song propelled by sprightly drumming and some spirited singing. There's a deep pulsing bass and towards the end an accordion joins in. There's also a swamp-blues guitar reverb thing going on too. Sharp snare drumming and acoustic guitar provide the taut backdrop to 'Platzak' as the vocals career at you in all directions. Aside from the lapping waves and seagulls the final track adopts elements of jazz, flamenco, and post-punk. Discordant guitar rings, buzzing bass, and impassioned spoken vocals. It stops abruptly and with a clap of the hands it's all gone manic flamenco. A strange item indeed, and it's all sung in Dutch. The cover shot is a combination of beach photos and flock wallpaper. Like I said, a curious item. For more information go to