November 21, 2015 - Parktheater, Alphen a/d Rijn (NL)
Thirty months after Kristoffer Gildenl÷w's release party (see review) for the CD version of Rust (2013, see review) Background Magazine was asked to return to the Parktheater to witness the next step in his musical career. With a new album in the process of writing, Gildenl÷w wanted to round off his debut album before moving on. What could be a better way to do so than recording a DVD in the venue where it all began?
Over the years, Kristoffer Gildenl÷w's live band went through several changes. For these live recordings this
The show itself was a nice combination of songs from Rust and a few nice introductions to the forthcoming record. The moment the show began the atmosphere was settled. Gildenl÷w totally convinced the audience with his strong emotional vocals and I guess you must have a heart of stone when his voice doesn't appeal to you. The songs from Rust were tastefully, nicely and discreetly performed focussing mainly on the strong vocals. During the show Paul Coenradie appeared to be the ultimate side kick by adding brilliant guitar solos. He also should be credited for his nice background singing. Halfway the show we were treated to a short keyboard solo by Gutierrez Rojas. He deserves the credits for getting the audience to cooperate during the songs.
During the after party we got the chance to talk to the band members who were all willing to answer questions and posing for pictures. It seemed to me that Kristoffer Gildenl÷w had a great time according to his big smile, which meant to me that the evening was a success. Now we only have to wait for the DVD to see whether he has chosen to include yours truly's doubtful'la-la-las' or not. But even more, I'm anxious for the new album and the new compositions.
Pedro Bekkers (edited by Peter Willemsen)
Setlist Kristoffer Gildenl÷w:
Take Me Home (bonus)
Breathe In, Breathe Out
In The Evening
Kristoffer Gildenl÷w by Angelo Hulshout
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Line up Kristoffer Gildenl÷w:(left to right)
lead vocals, guitars, bass, piano
David Gutierrez Rojas:
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