November 29, 2013

Mama Loo: Whitecap

Mama Loo are a Dutch trio who like to tell stories wrapped in adventurous progressive pop. Taking cues from early Seventies predecessors like Alquin and Supersister main man Edwin de Herder leads his band through the back alleys of popular music, with quirky rhythms, a bit of funk, talk box, and a string section. Rory van de Bergh is a fluid, melodic bass player and De Herder's long time drummer Gerrie Spaansen can catch up with De Herder's improvised guitar solos without missing a beat.

Whitecap is one of those albums deserving the listener's undivided attention. Lead single Dance gets stuck in your head real quick, but songs like Bitter Heart and the jazzy inklings of Storm need some time to sink properly. Can some enterprising soul offer these men a vinyl release?

Mama Loo:
Edwin de Herder: guitars, vocals
Gerrie Spaansen: drums
Rory van den Bergh: bass

Mama Loo: Whitecap

Whitecap is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

  1. Whitecap like lions faces
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Dance
  4. The Undertow
  5. Bitter Heart
  6. The Horse Child
  7. Storm
  8. Cotton Candy
  9. Death March

Live dates:
  • 12/08 't Kroegie - Hoorn (CD release party)
  • 12/18 Café Briljant - Haarlem


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