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Willim Welsyn en die Sunrise Toffies - Kompos en Kraai

2008-07-04 19:49
So, the young Willim Welsyn en die Sunrise Toffies have emerged into a destitute non-genre. Unfortunately, their slightly punkified interpretation comes off smelling of Voëlvry verkramptheid. There aren’t enough new ideas, or well-executed old ones, to make a killer album.

Plain music is often saved by mind-expanding lyrics, but the fact that “Jy is so hartseer soos ‘n skoolhoof wat sy pianis verloor” can become the cornerstone of a six-minute epic cements a disappointing truth: Kompos en Kraai is not good enough.

- Niel Bekker
Blues rock used to be the be all and end all of cool Afrikaans music. Battery 9 couldn’t change anyone’s mind, but Fokofpolisiekar did. Suddenly Akkedis, Beeskraal and even Koos Kombuis faded into the background.

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