The Academie voor Popcultuur (Dutch for Academy for Popculture) has released the fourth installment of the Annual “Get Loaded” album.
The 4th issue was released at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival and is released on very special red vinyl disc…. With a CD clicked on the middle of the vinyl, like you would expect in a jewelcase. A creative way of making a cool CD-cover.
Noir kicks off with “dear dad“, an epically long progressive Metal (Correct me if I’m wrong) track. And is followed by Florian Wolff’s “the best girl“. A Very fun track to listen to with a lot of hit-potential, would it have been released towards the summer. It does cheer me up on a grey, rainy day like this. Which suites the third track a lot better; Miss Ippi‘s song “Treehouse girl” is beautiful, so i suggest you to hop on over to her Myspace and give her work a thorough listening.
Found in the metal and rock part of the CD is Believeisadoubt with “Lost Note” Showing the bands potential. Number seven of the CD is Kris Vesseur with “women and warmth“, a nice ballad to listen to, especially since it is preluded and followed by a lot of metal… As good as these songs might be in they’re own musical genre, the Academie voor Popcultuur is much more diverse then this. Promising as the CD started, it’s diversity is a little poor.
Reaching track ten is a godsend with Annelotte Zomerdijk‘s analog soundscape, “Alien Abortion“. Sticking to the electronic vibes is my friend Grootmeester Jan a.k.a Dial-A-Poets with a funky playful track called “Disgusting“. (Which i remember hearing at Frisse Fratsen..) Thankfully Electro-House is not ignored on the compilation in the form of Frankie Mango with his tune, “Felicidade (2008 RMX)“. A track cut-out for the dancefloor. The combined forces of Estaw & Elroy finish off the dance tracks with a sample driven tune called “Round like this“. A funky track to dance to, i only miss a climax of some sort.
The CD finishes off with a nederhop track called “December” by Vieze Vingers. Knowing how many MC’s are at my school, I’m wondering why there arn’t any more Hip-Hop tracks on the compilation. Like i said before the CD isn’t very diverse, but i have to grand it credit for being a lot more round and creative than it’s earlier editions. The mastering of the album sounds good, with every track having the same volume and width. Though i miss some high frequencies overal, which would have made it all sound even more grand. Like i mentioned before i think the CD could have been, overal, more diverse. Compared to the earlier volumes of Get loaded this one stands out, head and shoulders, above the other three. I hope the trend stays for next years edition. Until than, enjoy the album. As i’m giving it away for free!The CD was pressed a thousand times so getting a hold of one is tricky.