Exposé print issues (1993-2011)
Pierre Vervloesen — Home Made
(Carbon 7 C7-006, 1994, CD)
by Dean Suzuki, Published 1996-08-01
Vervloesem is a Belgian guitarist whose music is unique and attention grabbing. You have probably never heard anything quite like it, but it fits somewhere in the realm of progressive, fusion, avant jazz, and that most vague of rubrics, new music, with bits of post-punk weirdness, avant folk, industrial noise. Whatever one might choose to call it, this is great stuff. It is distinctive – if anything, it seems to have that RIO flavor – idiosyncratic and unique the way Pascal Comelade, Durutti Column, or Lars Hollmer are. In fact, "Nullo Problemo" would fit comfortably on a Von Zamla recording with Vervloesem's guitar replacing Hollmer's accordion. One might also cite Virgil Moorefield as a point of reference. Vervloesem is a true eclectic. One moment his music careens off in one musical style and then veers off in a very different direction in the next. But no matter which direction he takes, the music is always terrific.
Related artist(s): Pierre Vervloesem
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