Tomorrow We Sail, Fons Jörgen and Lasse Passage

I must have past the Synagog in Groningen countless of times, it’s at the entrance of a very lovely shopping-street and looks quite impressive. Still I had never actually set foot in the Synagog. Not until yesterday evening, when those fine people of wishfulmusic had been able to organize a very fine musical evening in it.

The evening was opened by Fons Jörgen, leadsinger of Groninger rockband A Liquid Landscape and I’ve seen him before in Simplon at Sofie Letitre’s album release. Like then Fons treated us to a set of beautiful songs, small fragile and already the sound of this Synagog worked wonders, it sounded fantastic.

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After a short break Norwegian musician Lasse Passage played a set and this was definitely something different. Lasse used a reel-to-reel player for the music and some kind of device to run his vocals through. A very different take to making music, but it worked: he got the whole Synagog to dance in the end. It was terrific.

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But wishfulmusic did save the very best for last. The sublime Tomorrow We Sail -a band of seven no less- sounded utterly magnificent in the Synagog, the resonance of the hall worked magically. The band, alternating between a very fragile folk-like sound with beautiful harmonies and full out bombastic prog-rock, totally won me over. Simply beautiful!

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Fantastic organisation again wishfulmusic and do use that Synagog again! :)