Dreamy, soft, moving into triphop territory. My Baby mag worden beschouwd als een van de vernieuwende krachten binnen de blues en rootsmuziek van de Lage Landen. A nice title, however without electronics there would not be a lot of rhythm left. Take the first single of the album, 'Love Dance'. The stage lays some limitations to a trio, the studio does not. Around since 2012, having come out of The Souldiers, the band is ready to release its third album.
Johnston's guitar is simply beautiful, a folk influence reveals itself. My Baby's second album Shamanaid came out in 2015. Opener Electrified is direct raak, met bezwerende zang en ritmes, waarna in Same Wave even wat gas terug neemt. Not that I like every song as much, but somehow that seems beside the point. In 2013, their debut album My Baby Loves Voodoo! Het traditionele blues -rock publiek zal My Baby denk ik niet snel in de armen sluiten.
In other words for each region that day has a different date. My Baby played festivals like , , , , , , toured , and and played 2016 6 times. Cato van Dijck loses her harder edge and sings ever so dreamily. Invloeden vanuit Afrika, het Midden-Oosten en ook de hedendaagse soul verrijken hun op countryblues en dance-invloeden gestoelde aanpak. In 2012, he performed together with the band during his Dutch tour, including and the North Sea Jazz Club. While that band could never have played a song like this in this vein.
Laatstgenoemde is een zeer bekwame slide-gitarist. Beats are a part of this song, but not unlike my favourite Warpaint song 'Love Is To Die', there is this organic quality, in this case a violin, that give both songs a unique quality. It is in this that Psychedelic infuses with the feeling of reflection. By the end of 2016 the band spread the word that they were finishing their third album Prehistoric Rhythm. Some of the songs are more experiments in sound than true songs in the traditional sense.
The folk side of Jefferson Airplane pushes itself on me, listening to 'Moon Shower'. For now I'll enjoy myself with the record. The song is twisted around when it gets a jig like infusion taking the tempo up. My Baby's version of the blues meets De Staat in 'Make A Hundred'. A strange hybrid of many things, but above all the word excitement is what hovers in my brain the whole time while listening.
Ook traden de Amsterdammers in 2015 op als voorprogramma van Seasick Steve, tijdens diens tournee door Groot-Brittannië. The over excited one, see above and the soulful one, where Cato van Dijck shows that she can sing with the best of them. All I have to do is picture myself in a venue with My Baby playing this song. I just love this track. © 2009 - 2019 — — Kamer van Koophandel: 50991779 Built on. Cato van Dijck bezit een uitermate soepele stem, waarmee ze alle kanten uit kan, maar haar teksten zijn eerder associatief dan verhalend. Met het Oosterse, vervreemdende Haunt Me Slight Return sluit My Baby dit mooie album in stijl af.
Again modern rhythms touch upon the over a century old music from the cotton fields in the Mississippi delta. Where the band creates a load of atmosphere of soul, not necessarily without rhythm, but full of classy guitar parts and effects creating the right atmosphere. Yes, 'Ancient Tribe' is exciting. The first single Love Dance came out on February 10, 2017. Pulsating, deep, like a living creature from ancient fable days it slivers through the song, just like the delayed guitar part that keeps repeating itself throughout the song. All sorts of instruments, sounds and atmospheres are incorporated into the My Baby sound.
Having seen the band last year at Haarlem's Bevrijdingsfestival, I had the band noted for future listenings. With the release of its new album, it's time to start moving the caps on the keyboard myself. Let me try to explain why. The music is an hybrid of blues, soul, dance electronics, funk and sheer energy. In the past Erwin Zijleman wrote about My Baby on this blog.
The rhythms on display here have nothing to do with those days. In tracks such as Ancient Tribe, Haunt Me, Sunroof Diesel and Cosmic Radio, the temptation to make an immediate statement is dismissed, for to wallow in something that fascinates is paramount, it truly asks nothing more than reflection. Now I'm a sucker for songs, but find I come a long way with Prehistoric Rhythm. The theatrical and poetic are very much in evidence as the album progresses, the slogan wearer left very much in their own ideology and the open minded become excited about the feeling of electricity running through them. Promo photo: Semuel Souhuwat 'Moon Shower' is totally organic. Prehistoric Rhythm, the sense that at one time we, as a species could think through a situation and debate properly without having slogans shoved in our faces, may be long gone, however it is always worth letting the music do its magic and taking in the silence that surrounds the patterned beat.