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Dewolff - Strange Fruits and Undiscovered Plants [REMusic Records - 2009]

Robin Piso (Organ/Vocals), Luka van de Poel (Drums) and Pablo van de Poel (Guitars/Vocals ) are the energetic trio called Dewolff. You can immediately catch onto the musical area of influence for this band by looking by the album's psychedelic inspired cover art. Dewolff sound is very deep in the psychedelic rock of the sixties and seventies, mixed with other genres that grew up in that era.

The thing that is most remarkable about "Strange fruits and undiscovered plants", besides the magnitude of dedication this band shows for this particular type of music, is the fact you could put this album in a record shop in the seventies (you will have to turn this into a vinyl while you're at it!) and no one will notice this is a band from the future. This album will automatically appeal to fans of every band you can think of that where big in those years, be it Led zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath or someone else from this Psychedelic/Blues/hard rock hall of fame.

The first song "Mountain" opens with a heavy guitar riffs that manage to revive Black Sabbath from the dead. I have mentioned this briefly before so I will say it again, the members of Dewolff are wonderful and professional sounding players and they know how to navigate themselves through the song and make it really enjoyable. "Medicine" is a powerful follow-up with more sensitive musical ingredients to it. The further you go through the strange fruits that Dewolff offer, the deeper you are drawn into this psychedelic world that is made from heavy guitar riffs, wild Hammond, hard drumming and smoky environment.

"Strange fruits and undiscovered plants" ends with a much more exotic anecdote in the form of the song "Leather God", with good vocal performance and the understanding that Dewolff, perhaps born in the wrong decade, are to be taken seriously and respectfully even by those who don't necessarily find the magic in those golden days. The reasons are their high energies, true dedication and musical skills, all combined in order to make a pretty good album, bringing back to life some memories in the process.

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Oren Ben-Yosef
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