Some things take time. A lot of time. This is one of those things. Blokade again visited the studio in october 2008, to record a plugged version of their song Wil je weten wie ik ben? We recorded an unplugged version of this song two months earlier. This time me and Rogier Mook plugged every piece of gear we could find in the mixing desk. The hell with unplugged; rock and roll!
After many, many hours of mixing, I still wasn’t happy with the results. Finally it was decided to throw everything away and start all over again using only the original recording. That worked. Blokade wrote: “Great! This sounds superb. Clearly distinction, Blokade’s sound, lovely.”
Wil je weten wie ik ben? (translation: Do you wanna know who I am?) is driven by the hihat and floortom. During the break the floortom and the bass are working as one. Great guitars and a rough voice make Blokade complete. It still is a song about doubts, playing a waiting game, disappointments in people, and the struggle between your own safe space and a relationship.
You might run across Blokade on a festival this year. In 2008 they made it to the final of Emergenza; the jury of BeachBattle described them as “a band that would fit any festival” and once again they will enter the studio in april 2009. Until that time you can enjoy yourself with the songs on their website. This new version of Wil je weten wie ik ben? can also be found on this website. Just click the mp3box below. Comments (positive or negative) are more then welcome!