Rotterdam resident and journalist Richard Foster profiles the city’s alternative scene with Nick Luscombe.
‘A mix of brutal pop and experiment’ - that’s the state of Rotterdam’s alternative music scene according to journalist and resident Richard Foster, who shares the sounds of the city’s underground with Nick Luscombe. Guitar racket and lo-fi frenzy abounds: Marijn Verbiesen (aka Red Brut) blends tape noise and field recordings, and the punk is as abrasive as you might expect from a band called Neighbours Burning Neighbours.
Plus, Nick takes us into another urban world through the Seoul soundscape evoked by Park Jiha, and a reworking of the music of Australian songwriter Penelope Trappes by Mogwai.
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