One might call it a luxury problem. Bas van Nienes had travelled all over the world over the years, together with his musical companion Jeroen van der Werken (the other half of their electro-pop duo Anderson). Tokyo, Berlin, Los Angeles and Stockholm: been there. The hippest clubs and festivals, radio and TV shows: done that. Loads of new friends and acquaintances: bought the T-shirt.
After the intensity of touring – seemingly endless flights, hours and hours of driving, surviving on fast-food and sushi, adrenaline days, sleepless nights – the trip would end where Bas had started it: at home.
As a tribute to his Fatherland, Bas put together an album full of sublime miniature pop songs.
The result 'Het land dat ooit vol eerbied zong' was released in February 2012 and received only positive reviews in the Dutch and Flemish press.
Since Bas' love for electronic music didn't disappear, he decided to ask a wide range of national and international artists to re-arrange the colors of his debut album. Now a new rainbow shines above the Fatherland.
Kleurplaat will be released on September 17th by VOLKOREN/PIAS. It contains 13 remixes in all colors of the rainbow, ranging from fresh-green and candy-pink (THE BELLS, FINDEL, JESUS AND THE CHRISTIANS) ranging from bright-purple (DAVID DOUGLAS, Eliakim ), dancefloor-red (Constanze & JORGE LOVE TECHNIQUE, TIMO Rozendal), ocher-yellow (DUFVAN), ocean-blue (MACHINEFABRIEK, CLOUD HOPPER GIZ) and grass-green (NAEPOLITAN SOUNDS) to chocolate-brown (Kettel).
Mensenkinderen, het alter ego van Bas van Nienes, groeit uit tot een volwaardige fanfare. Waar Bas op zijn
debuutalbum alle liedjes zelf in elkaar knutselde, trommelt hij nu een compleet muziekkorps op en krijgt zijn vervolgplaat een koperen glans....more