After a successful release of the EP Black Light District in 2002, the Gathering release in 2003 their most precious Souvenirs.
Again the Gathering rock, groove and take you on a exciting journey through highly impressive emotional music, in which Anneke van Giersbergen reflects on her mental "souvenirs" of real life experience. Souvenirs breathes a fascinating modern dark sound in which a perfect musical balance between organic and electronic sounds go hand in hand with more psychedelic film music.
Together with producer Zlaya Hadzich [Motorpsycho, Sonic Youth, Low, Agresion] the band streamlined a mere 50 minutes of music and is joined by Trickster G [Ulver], who sings the song A Life All Mine together with Anneke. With the release of How To Measure A Planet? , the Gathering invented the term "triprock" to escape the pigeonhole community and with Souvenirs again they prove to be pioneers in bending modern sounds into beautiful, experimental and emotional music.
released 24 February 2003
Anneke van Giersbergen
Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
Produced by Zlaya Hadzich
All songs composed, performed and arranged by the Gathering and Zlaya Hadzich
All lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen except Monsters and We Just Stopped Breathing by Zlaya Hadzich, A Life All Mine by Trickster G. and Anneke van Giersbergen
Recorded @ E-Sound Weesp, Loud Amsterdam and A1 Amsterdam
Engineered by Zlaya Hadzich, Sietze Gardenier, David Klooker and Ignaz Bruens
Mixed @ A1, Loud and E-Sound by Zlaya Hadzich, René Rutten and Michael Buyens
Mastered by Alan Ward @ Electric City, Brussels
Artwork design and dtp @ iNDEX Utrech
All photography by Esther Marbus except flowers by Niels Coppes
Endorsement by Kock and Jac Bogers
Trickster G. - lyrics and vocals on A Life All Mine
Dorothy - backing vocals on You Learn About It
Wouter Planteijdt - electric and acoustic guitar on These Good People and You Learn About It
Mathias Eick - trumpet on We Just Stopped Breathing
Kid Sublime - beats on We Just Stopped Breathing
Michael Buyens - bass on You Learn About It and Monsters
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