tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this vinyl / digital review

07/04/2018 : TB FRANK AND BAUSTEIN - Tock!

TB FRANK AND BAUSTEIN

Tock!

MusicVinyl / Digital


[85/100]   

Tracks and Traces
07/04/2018, Danny QUETIN

EN

What happened happened and is sometimes irreversible. The fact that The Neon Judgment has pulled the plug out of their instruments still hurts. One half of the duo had been carrying on as Neon Electronics while for some time it seemed the other half, TB Frank, had withdrawn from the unstable musical world.

But we were wrong, as there have been some rumours about a possible collaboration with Wouter Baustein. Baustein might have been under your radar so far but know he has been a busy bee that produced maybe more notes than Beethoven ever did. If you also know Baustein can virtually play every existing instrument you can imagine this collaboration with TB Frank could go in any direction.

And this is exactly what they did, the cooperation between TB Frank & Baustein has produced it’s first ‘egg’. A solid eclectic egg that you can digest hard or soft-boiled. The mother of that egg may be called Tock! from now on. Although there is a rooster on the cover pictured, but well … never mind.

Baustein's home studio was hermetically sealed to keep this Tock! (do not forget that exclamation mark!) production in complete silence and stealth! Plumed and veiled with pure skill. At the end of November already there was a first single, Mother Of Earth, taken from Jeffrey Lee Pierce and The Gun Club. The first signs of how two guitars dare and can compete with each other.

Tock! is the type of record that you cannot push into one certain box. Bombies, for example, is a track that manages to take on a particularly dark and mysterious path, only to escalate after 2 minutes into pure danceability, while they flirt with the ingredients of both New Beat and EBM. Only to add some punishing guitar play to it afterwards.

The unruly loops of Margarita provide the stability of dark heat and make the whole song sound like a formidable Mexican cocktail with the necessary wah-wah sounds.

It is clear that these two gentlemen have not gone over one night of ice, and have prepared everything down to the last detail. Electronic blues is the focus of attention for Snow White, while Mellow Like 39 finds refuge in the warmth of reggae, steeldrums as guidance for the modern rastafari.

Then disguised acid danceability creates the layers that I Didn’t carry. With a pounding drumbeat in our imagination supported by a layer of laser lights, it goes its own way only to end in a Bacchanallian party. With the spirit of Serge Gainsbourg in mind, the song Cool Moon reveals itself with the necessary sultriness and embraces the warmth of sensual enthusiasm. Modern disco at the Hotel Called Hell, where TB Frank settles vocally for Johnny Cash on steroids. Pay particular attention to the endearing sounds of the guitar that sometimes dares to remind us of Roger Waters.

Fall In Love Now shows again something melancholy with craftsmanship and to give Tock! closure we end with the track Do It Do It, presented here in the Manic Youth remix. Manic Youth turns out to be an alter ego of Wouter Baustein himself.

This Tock! from TB Frank & Baustein cannot be classified under one style, but it surely shows the pure skill from two musicians who, with their debut album, provide a refreshing and well-thought-out sum of their parts. Available as download and on a vinyl that should belong to everyones record collection!

Danny QUETIN
07/04/2018


NL

U kan de Nederlandstalige versie van dit interview lezen bij onze collega's van Dark Entries Magazine.

Danny QUETIN
07/04/2018


Music reviews

03
12
THE HERESY GENE
La Luz Del Padre
28
11
PETER BJARGO (ARCANA)
Structures and Downfall
27
11
PLASTIKSTROM
Beton Gegen Angst
23
11
MONICA RICHARDS & ANTHONY JONES
AESTUARIUM
19
11
PSY'AVIAH
Soul Searching
17
11
DAGEIST
Sexy

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

14
12
On this day, 42 years ago, Joy Division recorded their very first EP, 'An Ideal for Living'!
14
12
London Calling | The Clash Masterpiece Is 40 Today!
11
12
The Mission - The United European Party Tour 2020
10
12
Postpunk pioneers The Membranes and Kitty Lectro team up for stunning 'Nocturnal' EP
10
12
Los Angeles Synth Act More Ephemerol Debuts New Single, 'Cult Classics'
10
12
On this day, 40 years ago John Peel broadcasted Joy Division's 2nd Peel Sessions!

Concert reviews

25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019
15
01
PALAIS IDEAL & DAGEIST
B52 - Eernegem - 16/12/2018

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

09
12
FIX8:SED8
I Could Talk About The Wonder That Is Skinny Puppy For Hours
29
11
TREVOR DUNN (MR.BUNGLE,FANTOMAS, TRIO-CONVULSANT...)
'The hard thing to do is to keep it simple.'
24
11
DEAD HIGH WIRE
‘Dead High Wire Did Not Like To Be Categorized In One Box’
02
11
UNDERTHESKIN
Try To Leave The Listener In A Certain Reflection, And Maybe Bring Some Kind Of Relief
01
11
MIKE WATT(JUMPSTARTED PLOWHARDS)
In a way, the project is a total collaboration!

PHOTOS

09
12
MARK E MOON
Sportkafee Waregem
06
12
SUICIDE COMMANDO
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
04
12
NEAR EARTH ORBIT
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
03
12
DASSWAT
C.C. Palethe Pelt
03
12
DIVE
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
03
12
THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen
03
12
CLAN OF XYMOX
Gleiss 22 Münster Germany

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

14
12
ME THE TIGER
Hollow
13
12
THE HUMAN LEAGUE
Open Your heart
12
12
AN PIERLE
The Golden Dawn
11
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE
Death by completion
10
12
A SPLIT-SECOND
Mambo Witch
09
12
PROJECT PITCHFORK
Titanes
08
12
REVOLTING COCKS (THE)
Beer, Steers and Queers