Wisdom Of Crowds is the band project from Bruce Soord from The Pineapple Thief and Jonas Renske of Katatonia. They released th first album with the same title a few months ago and now they are on tour through Europe. It's not a big tour, just a few concerts in e.g. Germany, Holland, Turkey,…
But before it was time for Wisdom of Crowds to enter the stage a young Dutch band got the chance to present their songs. Cartogapher is a young band from Tilburg, Holland. The five young guys play instrumental prog rock, which has calm parts but also intensive sound eruptions. Five guys and no vocals? Yes, since the band plays with 3 guitarists which give them a surpassingly heavy sound. The songs were OK, the stage acting was fine,they did a good job as an opener and the audience gave them a warm applause. They could work on their image, since the show looked a bit like a school band playing there. But let's see. Maybe we hear more from them in the future.
Than it was time for Wisdom Of Crowds. Since they only have one album the focussed on these tracks. Definitely to mention is the fanatstic voice of Jonas Renske. It is just amazing what he can do with his voice. He has such an intense voice, that it is just a pleasure to leisten to him. Of course we know this from Katatonia and the Wisdom Of Crowds, but hearing his performance live is another story and much better. But I wonder if Renske could actually see the enthusiastic reactions of the crowd since he had almost during the whole concert his hair covering his face.
Bruce Soord did also an axcellent job. Amazing what this guy get out of his guitar and bass (which he also played during one song). Expet one song the band din't perfom with a bass player. But since they worked in a very good way with the keyboards it didn't matter. The sound was powerful during the heavy parts and fragile when the band played the calmer sections. Prog rock at it's best.
After almost 1,5 hours the band left the stage and unfortunatelly they didn't come back for an encore, eventhough the fans wanted to hear more.
I hope it was not the last time, that they have been on tour. It was a great night.
- Flows through you
- Wisdom of crowds
- The light
- Frozen north
- Stacked naked
- Your garden
- Centre of gravity
Location: De Boerdrij, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands