How To Get Rich In Rotterdam, Geluidshouwerij

D.A.P.A. / Oefening Kunstbaardt in Rotterdam
How To Get Rich In Rotterdam, Geluidshouwerij
D.A.P.A. / Oefening Kunstbaardt in Rotterdam

You have to wonder whether the world needs more re-heated 80s DIY (wondered the arch-peddlars) but when Discos Trangeneros shake that tree, good and necessary and important things fall from its branches - many of you we know have picked up that mighty Effenaar 7” and the revelatory “lost” LP from The Manchester Mekon. Their superb archival project continues with this, the first ever compilation of How To Get Rich In Rotterdam and Geluidshouwerij. No? These were all projects of  Rotterdam-based Chris Lindquist, Paul Stote and Linda Lindquist in the early '80s. How To Get Rich In Rotterdam, the duo of Chris and Paul, released only one larky self-titled 7” (precisely as it should be) in very small quantity (ditto), in two different covers (yep); years later it would figure in Kugelberg’s Top 100 DIY Singles (“brilliant, plodding art-slop”) and enjoy a very particular kind of post-Mutant Sounds cultdom online (standard). Oefening Kunstbaardt and D.A.P.A. were two albums that Chris made under the name Geluidshouwerij, the first in partnership with Paul again, the second solo. Never before released on vinyl, they’ve been restored from the master tapes for this release. Taken as a single body of work, it’s just phenomenal: rooted in the Homosexuals/A&S school of confusion, it runs the gamut from skittish tape-loop experiments to brooding minimal synth (‘Snow Blow’) to full-on pop-narcotic like ‘Dapper Dan’ (Sensational Creed-ish post-punk chugger) and ‘Cool Wind’ (like Nick Nicely backed up by Moral!) and delapidated dub a la Brenda Ray / General Strike - adding up to pretty much the best one-stop DIY LP you're ever likely to come across.  Sanjay literally hasn’t listened to anything else for the past week. Black vinyl edition of juz 250, and pretty much indispensable. 

 

 

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