April 20, 2010

Fokofpolisiekar - Swanesang

Genre(s) - Rock
Origin - Suid-Afrika, poes
Year of release - 2006
Bitrate - 128 kbps
Size - 44.62 MB

With South-African rave-rap group Die Antwoord a major hype in the Netherlands, and through their collaboration with Fokofpolisiekar in one of their songs, I found this awesome and controversial band back again after many a year of very specific amnesia. Its most remarkable feature seem to be the Afrikaans lyrics at first, which mean more to me than they probably do to you, but it hides a lot that only comes out after repeated listens. Though generally considered a punk rock band, this is full-bodied, driving modern rock geared remarkably towards atmosphere, and as such it reminds me just a little of latter-day Katatonia or Klimt 1918. The use of Afrikaans remains an interesting novelty however, especially from the melancholic raw throat of Francois "Van Coke" who translates a punklike disrespect for the whole of society. Let this grow on you, I think you won't be disappointed.
  1. Morning star, Durbanville
  2. Heiden heiland
  3. Swanesang
  4. Bel vir middelvinger
  5. Vastbeslote korporasie (deel 1)
  6. Prioritiseer
  7. Vir altijd 7 november
  8. Ek skyn (heilig)
  9. Brand Suid-Afrika
  10. Backstage (als daar een is)
  11. Déjà vu
  12. Vastbeslote korporasie (deel 2)
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  1. Die Antwoord and Katatonia in the same review, fuck yeah I'm downloading this!

  2. I'm really diggin' this, not what I expected at first but a great listen nevertheless. Thanks for sharing it with us!