In August 2004 the band Zonderland started with four people Bart, Michel, Bastiaan and Sietse.
Drums, guitar and two laptops.
In the beginning the focus was on subtle post-rock and looping sounds.
In 2005 Zonderland was temporarily joined by bass player John.
In 2006 Bastiaan and John both left the band for good leaving the trio heading slowly into new directions.
Over the years the trio slowly shifted from post-rock to a more drone/spacerock sound. Though, the traces of post-rock would always stay.
Over the years Zonderland played several live shows in factories and art-galleries. This included performances for theater shows, film and normal concerts.
The Sometimes Genetic Memorial is a recording done at Perron 55in Venlo for the birthday party of Ze Majjem and Cut Hands.
We as trio were asked by our friends from the radio show Ze Majjem to performa at their evening on November 12th, 2008.
In almost 40 minutes we did what would become one of our best live shows ever. Something to be proud of.
And as our last statement we have now made this release available for “Pay What You Want” (or free) download.
It is our goodbye present to everyone who supported us in the past and who just wants to hear that little bit more.
Zonderland will sadly stop making more music, we hope you like what we have done in the past.
Bart Zonderland: drums
Michel van Henten: guitar
Sietse van Erve: laptop, vocals and random objects
Here is a collection of recordings we did over the past year.
All music is improvised live in our practice studio (that’s why the sound quality is not great). Sietse made some small edits with volume and equalizing and for the rest it is pure.
Enjoy and if you want please leave some comments.
As you can notice the Zonderland page changed quite a lot. Main focus for now is making it easy for all three of us to update the site.
Beautifying comes at another stage.