We have made a few remix/mashups of tracks from the album, which will be drip-fed onto the site as they are finished. They represent (perhaps) a more plangent interpretation of the original pieces! You can download them here as well as some older live tracks.
Nick was interviewed by an old musical mucker, formerly of Nottingham, now residing in Minneapolis. They get to chew the fat this friday and play some Das Rad (amongst older classics) – listen live or stream afterwards 😉
“Boom” was played on The Sound Projector Radio Show in April 😉
We’re featured (second track) on Sid Smith’s latest must-listen podcast 😉
A great review from freq.org.uk !
We’ve had a smashing letter from one B Brush esq. who was delighted to hear that we named one track after half of his famous catchphrase “What’s up Doc?” (shurely shome mishtake)
Venerable reviewer shows discerning taste – review by Sid Smith
“Influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, the UK trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars & electronics, Martin Archer on sax, reeds, winds, keys and electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums and percussion, and Julie Archer on voice, bringing 70s sounds to modern sensibilities and superb creative playing, a great achievement.”
Das Rad is a Sheffield group driven by guitar, sax, and drums, hellbent on a motorik plummet down through the orange glow of the urban night. Combining developed arrangements with textural and improvised pieces, the driving rhythm encourages tyre-slash guitar to burn rubber across the surface of Tenser, ending in a Hendrix-inspired crash’n’burn. Play this mutha LOUD! The final word is with the band:
“We think of this as a European record by European musicians, and we’ve reflected this within the song titles, our own small protest against the political and social insanity which coincides with the release of this work.” Indeed.
And from Philadelphia
We’re featuring soon on a Finnish Radio show