• progressiverock
  • punk
  • mathrock
  • post-rock

Vr 02-10 | Patronaat | Open 20.00 u, Aanvang 20.30 u | 10,-

Stage 1,5: Irrational Library presents The Fire Harvest + Combo QazamHost: Mr Weird Beard
DJ Disfingered

Stage 1,5: Irrational Library presents The Fire Harvest + Combo Qazam

Well alright folks, The Irrational Library presents...is back in action this fall. After - well we all know already - we are able to start ptting on shows once again. Due to the "protocol" of the now, we will be doing the shows in the small hall instead of the cafe. It is limited seating so reservations need to be made. Tickets cost 10 euros. Seating preferably in couples but singles of course welcome. A whole bunch of protocol but still a damn fine evening. But in the meantime...what about the bands?

We get to start off the season with te one and only The Fire Harvest and Combo Qazam. Both bands promise an exciting, diverse and fun on evening of musical entertainment. Some check it out. Hope to see you all there.

The Fire Harvest
You’d be forgiven to think that not having a story and not striving for success or money are goals in themselves. However, the four members of The Fire Harvest are just pure music lovers, survivors of a rich music scene that originated in the Dutch city of Utrecht in the nineties. The Fire Harvest is a group that simply never stopped, and they continue to develop with each release. The band consists of four Dutch blokes with different personalities who have known each other for fifteen years, and what results if they come together each week: music somewhere between slowcore, country-noir and post-rock. What comes out are sober, gloomy and at times haunting songs with tormented singing, reminiscent of the likes of Palace Brothers, Idaho and Low. 

Combo Qazam
consists of four early Millennials who grew up in an analog world, where they first learned about creative freedom. Now, as adults in an algorithmic era, they feel ambiguous. People often feel detached and controlled, but it is precisely the digital, global society that offers opportunities to break existing structures and celebrate life together. Combo Qazam is operating on these crossroads of analog and digital, old and new, hope and fear.

You hear this dichotomy throughout the music of Combo Qazam. The band can sound mechanical yet humane at the same time. Prog-like perfection goes hand in hand with Pavementesque dissonance. Aloof lyrics are being sung with heavenly harmonies. Scraping guitars and goofy samples are being recorded on 4-track cassette and in Logic Pro. The beat is leading you through eerie melodies, with hints at postpunk, mathrock, kraut and noise.

With DJ Disfingered and Mr. Weird Beard.

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