December 06, 2016

Wardrobe: Man Of Straw

Belgian musician Johan Verckist is a gentle dogmatist when his Wardrobe project is involved. He didn't want the musicians to hear his compositions for his forthcoming debut album Crawling before they entered the studio. Like the great session players of the early Seventies they had very little time to "learn" them, ensuing in - hopefully - a happy marriage of craftsmanship and spontaneity.

The first single Man Of Straw flows gently, a mesh of acoustic guitars, a bass player feeling his ways around the back bear and a drummer rising to the occasion. Verkickst slightly nasal storytelling voice is smack in the middle, with the musicians circling around him. Producer Pascal Deweze (Novastar, The Van Jets) acted as an enabler to make the concept a reality.

The video contains footage from the Max Fleischer movie Dancing on the moon. Crawling will be released on February 17, 2017.

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