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Eerie Wanda – Volcano Lagoon

Eerie Wanda began as the music project of Dutch singer/songwriter Marina Tadic. Born in Zenica, Bosnia and raised in The Netherlands, Marina joined the Amsterdam group Earth Mk. II on guitar after graduating art school in 2012. Finding inspiration in bands like The Velvet Underground, Beat Happening, & Young Marble Giants, Marina decided to try her hand at writing her own songs.”

The band comprises of Marina Tadic (songwriting, vocals, guitar),
Jasper Verhulst (bass, production), Bram Vervaet (guitar),
Nic Niggebrugge (drums).

JB Meijers is releasing his 2nd solo album “The Secret Year” (the first was Catching Ophelia, 2009/V2), due out on March 22nd via Basta Music. The album was recorded in Brussels’ ICP Studios, contains 10 self-written and -produced songs.

“J.B. Meijers (1972) is a respected producer and musician. He has worked with an impressive list of names on the Dutch music scene, including De Dijk, Carice van Houten, Acda en De Munnik, Go Back To The Zoo, Eboman, Metropole Orkest, Daryll-Ann, and Frank Boeijen.  He has also shared stages and studios with such non-Dutch artists as Solomon Burke, Van Dyke Parks, Ken Stringfellow, (The Posies, REM), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and Howe Gelb (Giant Sand). He recently produced albums by Dusty Stray, Sonja van Hamel and Eva Auad, all released on Basta Music. JB continues to be involved with Basta, this time as recording artist.” –Basta Music

From the album The Secret Year’” by JB Meijers, set for release March 22, 2013.

Schnauzer Radio Orchestra

Basta Music‘s new signee, Dutch based studio artist, Schnauzer Radio Orchestra a.k.a. Rob Geboers will release the debut full-length early 2013. The album is described as a combination of video-game-music, exotica, big band swing, and vinyl loops on his blog.

Schnauzer Radio Orchestra – Winterwonderland Christmas stylophone feature

James Avati – A Life in Paperbacks (VPRO television, 2000)
Excerpt from the documentary “James Avati – A Life in Paperbacks” by Koert Davidse and Piet Schreuders, an independent graphic designer based in Amsterdam, also known as a co-founder of Beau Hunks with Gert-Jan Blom and a contributor of Basta Music.  Camera: Ton Peters Sound: Gusta van Eijk

JAMES AVATI (1912-2005) earned renown as a pre-eminent paperback cover artist in an illustrious 40-year career that began during the paperback revolution of the 1950s. His work helped popularize the literature of Erskine Caldwell, James T. Farrell, William Faulkner, Alberto Moravia, Ayn Rand, Louis Bromfield, Robert Penn Warren and many others.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams
“It’s the Talk of The Town
(And Other Sad Songs)”
original release: Idiot Records/1985,
available now via Basta Music
Liner notes and art direction
by Piet Schreuders,
cover painting by James S. Avati
for the paperback novel
‘Down All your Streets’ by Leonard Bishop
(Signet Books D1009, 1953)


Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Gigolo And Gigolette)
Music by – Harry Warren
The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra (an inspiration of Ton van Bergeijk and Gert-Jan Blom (Beau Hunks)— has it’s roots in the Dutch small bands discipline, from which it emerged around 1984)
Featuring [Tenor Sax] – Roland Brunt
Album: It’s The Talk Of The Town (And Other Sad Songs)

“It should be noted that the Broken Dreams Orchestra did not really exist as a band. It was as they advertised; “… a dream, purposely evoked each Spring and shattered each Fall”. Until 1987 when The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams ceased to exist.”

The Black Atlantic – Heirloom
Recorded & Mixed by Wouter Kors and Mark Nieuwenhof / Mastered by Juno Jimmink / Camera Operators: Rick Roos, Robby Wouters and Boudewijn Rosenmuller (also editing)

An acoustic indie pop band from Groningen, the Netherlands, The Black Atlantic performing ‘Heirloom’ of their debut album “Reverence for Fallen Trees” (2009) at the New Ground Studio.  The complete studio session will soon be available through Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck.

<a target="_blank" href="" >Reverence for Fallen Trees (live) by Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck</a>