Three generations of unique Dutch musicians find each other in a common urge to improvise in which aesthetics, poetry and ensemble play have a major role. The listener is taken to an almost dreamlike new reality.
Under the Surface is a new Dutch band formed by drummer Joost Lijbaart (1967), guitarist Bram Stadhouders (1987) and vocalist Sanne Rambags (1994). Their debut album released on Challenge Records in 2017 was nominated for an Edison. The improvisations of Under the Surface are far from abstract and sound as thoughtful compositions; Rambag’s voice rhymes, whispers and sings over the melody lines of Stadhouders and the subtle percussion of Lijbaart. The atmosphere is made out of silence and reveals the pure kindred spirit communion between the musicians.
Sanne Rambags – Vocals
Bram Stadhouders – Guitar
Joost Lijbaart – Drums
Live during the online edition of Transition Festival in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht – March 26, 2021