Extrafrench 28/11/23

Comment ne pas s’arrêter sur Labasheeda, un trio rock originaire d’Amsterdam, qui nous a surpris avec “Blueprints”, un album audacieux de 10 morceaux aux sonorités Rock et New Wave qui marque un tournant décisif dans leur aventure musicale. Alliant passion et innovation, ce nouveau projet est le reflet d’un groupe en pleine évolution, explorant de nouveaux horizons sonores avec une énergie débordante et une identité musicale affirmée.Read more

Obscure Sound 22/11/23

Amsterdam-based trio Labasheeda tout a rousing rock sound on their new album Blueprints, impressing in its range of fervent alt-rock, moody post-punk, and string-laden haunts; the latter compels in particular on standouts like “Fossils” and “Procedure.” The act has released multiple albums and EPs since 2004, and continue to impress on Blueprints, emphasizing the act’s knack for stylish rock immersion alongside alternating time signature and Saskia van der Giessen confidently dynamic vocal presence.
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Thought Words Action 6/12/2023

Blueprints” is a new full-length album by Labasheeda, recently released on vinyl and streaming platforms. It’s the sixth full-length by this exceptional Dutch trio, serving as a perfect follow-up to “Status Seeking,” “Changing Lights,” “Castfat Shadows,” “The Twilight State,” and “Charity Box.” It’s also good to mention that the band also released several extended plays like “Old Traditions,” “Listen, The Snow Is Falling,” “Circle”, and “A Few Of A Population.”… Read more

De Subjectivisten 2/11/23

Door Jan Willem Broek

Deze NNM-serie is sinds 2017 een heugelijk feit, maar de Amsterdamse groep Labasheeda heeft los daarvan al eerder een podium buiten de weeklijst gekregen. En terecht, want deze in 2004 opgerichte groep rond gitarist/pianiste/(alt)violiste/zangeres Saskia van der Giessen weet het verschil te maken met hun fijne mix van post-punk, noise, post-rock en art-pop.… Read more

AM:plified 3/11/2023

Mit ‘Blueprints’ präsentieren Labasheeda aus Amsterdam ein faszinierendes Klangexperiment. Das Noise Rock und Art Punk Trio entführt uns auf eine Reise durch brodelnde Basslinien, chaotische Gitarrenriffs und melancholische Gesangspassagen. Ein Album, das mit unkonventionellen Instrumenten und durchdachten Kompositionen beeindruckt.

Labasheeda’s neues Album “Blueprints” iseine klangliche Achterbahnfahrt, die den Hörer in eine Welt voller Überraschungen entführt. Das Album beginnt mit dem energetischen Opener “Fossils”, der mit seinen druckvollen Rhythmen und eingängigen Melodien sofort fesselt.… Read more

Blueprints

LP: Presto Chango Records PCR 014-1 (on clear vinyl)
CD: Presto Chango Records PCR 014-2
Released: November 3, 2023

Side A:

  1. Fossils
  2. Closure
  3. Sparkle
  4. Homeless
  5. Curiosity
  6. Vanity

Side B:

  1. Minus Minus
  2. Volatile
  3. Procedure
  4. Tigre Royal
  5. What Remains Is Love

Saskia van der Giessen – vocals, guitar, violin, viola, piano
Arne Wolfswinkel – guitar, bass guitar, piano
Bas Snabilie – drums, marimba, synthesizer, percussion

Guests:
Laura Wolfswinkel – violin (#9)
Karen Opstelten – cello (#9, 11)
Renato Cannavacciuolo – double bass (#6, 11)
Christoph Walter – tinkling piano (#2)

Recorded, mixed & mastered at The Lullabye Factory, Amsterdam
Engineers – Christoph Walter & Tim van Veen

Screen print – Saskia van der Giessen
Photograph – Tony Thijs
Cover design – Arne Wolfswinkel