Bio

 


 

 

REIZIGER is :

 

PASCAL HENS - GUITAR
GEERT PLESSERS - GUITAR & VOCALS

KRISTIEN HENDRIX - BASS    
SVEN GIELEN - DRUMSET

SUZANNE VERMEYEN - CELLO

JORIS BULKENS - CELLO

One hell of a task for anyone being a fan, is to explain why exactly he likes a particular band without slipping back into trivia. So when a band I very much admire asked me to write a short bio, I immediately &  enthusiastically agreed ... later on doubt submerged ... what's there to say when you'd better listen?

I could rant about their history hailing from the early 90's post hardcore band Kosjer D. or their fascination with Joy Division, Dischord, Native Nod & the Dutch soccer player Michael Reiziger or about their jobs in the social sector, their deal with Stickman ... but no ... let's try to focus on their impact on the listener by means of a couple of statements.

Reiziger touches your emotion.

Easily switching from subdued melancholy to youthful enthusiasm, from restrained contemplation to razor-sharp paroxysms of anger, shifting from feather-light poptunes to a massive dead swing sound but nonetheless always keeping their specific touch.

Reiziger is a band.

No exasperating individualism, no freaky soloing, the whole is much more than the sum of 4 individuals.

Reiziger is beyond a band.

Managing to combine escapism with harsh realism & in that sense reminding me of that other great band from Limburg Siglo XX!
Moreover 3 of them work at the same floor of a mental institute, they spend their free time together ... rehearsing, touring, hanging out & sharing more or less identical socio-cultural views with other unique belgian bands such as Cornflames, Orange Black & de Portables.

Reiziger is Reiziger

Unique in sound, unique in word, unique in style.

               

                Kristian Kretin