Koleva: vibes, percussion
van Barneveld: guitar
Luc Ex: ac.bassguitar
From the Rubatong website / http://www.lucex.nl/rubatong.html
was put together by Han Buhrs in 2006. Sure, the musical backgrounds of the
members of this quartet differ substantially: there's an improvising bassist
that once started off playing punk, a percussionist who is usually engaged in
performing the sophisticated precission of contemporary classical music, a
guitarist that is known for mixing rock and rap music, but never abondoned his
lyrical options and a vocalist that will tempt anything between raw throat
sounds and singable language -be it english, dutch or french- to become a song.
Rubatong, in theory, that is.
there's more: this quartet appears to be able to unite around crystal-clear
little tunes as well as loud collective rhythmes and sound bursts, thus
providing a wide dynamical range within its repertoire.
The diversity of their musical backgrounds is not a leading principle for the Rubatong musicians. It's just usefull information that they bring in during rehearsals.
Han Buhrs performed and recorded with Palinckx. René van Barneveld was part of Urban Dance Squad, and Luc Ex was the frontman of The Ex.
nothing like today / say something, twit
(2012, 7", eu, red note 18)
|2013/02/23 concert 'Plusetage', Baarle-Nassau, NL|