‘Opposites attract’. That’s quite appropriate when talking about Machinefabriek and Soccer Committee working together.
Their music seems quite incompatible at first: intimate acoustic folk vs. gritty electronics.
But Mariska Baars (Soccer Committee) and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) have been playing together more often in the past.
On the beautiful Piiptsjilling for instance, together with Frysian poet Jan Kleefstra (one of the most beautiful releases of 2008 for me).
Especially if you think you know what to expect, Drawn may come as a surprise.
Mariska Baars’ voice is heavily treated to dreamlike, almost hallucinatory effect.
This results in ‘Drawn’ being a bit more ‘Machinefabriek’ than ‘Soccer Committee’…but on the other hand this would have been a very different release without Mariska’s influence.
Whatever way you look at it, this is another impressive release in their discography. Check it out (and order at www.machinefabriek.nu)