Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog News, Press Releases
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Anneke is leaving The Gathering
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedAnneke is leaving The Gathering

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
avestin View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: September 18 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 12620
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Anneke is leaving The Gathering
    Posted: June 05 2007 at 17:25
This is from The Gathering official website - http://www.gathering.nl/
06/05/2007  Anneke is leaving the Gathering
  Dear all,

We are very sorry to announce the fact that Anneke has decided to leave the band in August 2007.
Anneke has several reasons not to be a member anymore. *We really regret the fact we could not find a way to continue together.*
However, we [the Gathering] will be working on new material with male & female vocalists. Expect a CD release somewhere in 2008.

With Anneke we've made great albums and did fantastic shows, which we are very proud of!
We had a great time! We wish Anneke all the best for the future.

The remaining festivals we will play together with Anneke. No new gigs will be scheduled.
The last gig with Anneke will be the Ankkarock Festival in Finland, the 4th of August.
Also the new DVD A Noise Severe as well as the double live CD will still be released this summer.

Frank, Hans, Marjolein & René.

note from the webteam: Anneke's statement will be published on her myspace account.
Source: Hans Rutten


Edited by avestin - June 05 2007 at 17:25
Back to Top
The T View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 16 2006
Location: FL, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 16440
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2007 at 18:28
Well, then it's official...The Gathering IS DEAD. She was the element that saved the music from being completely weak...Specially in the last album (HOME).
Back to Top
Dean View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin and Amateur Layabout

Joined: May 13 2007
Location: Albion
Status: Offline
Points: 33272
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2007 at 18:41
From her MySpace blog she says that she has formed a new band, Agua de Annique, whose album Air, will be release in the Autumn.


If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman
Back to Top
Mellotron Storm View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: August 27 2006
Location: The Beach
Status: Offline
Points: 8209
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 00:59
I feel so sad...
"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN
Back to Top
Moatilliatta View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer


Joined: December 01 2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3083
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 01:25
Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Well, then it's official...The Gathering IS DEAD. She was the element that saved the music from being completely weak...Specially in the last album (HOME).
 
Indeed...she basically was the music. The music, to me, has always been just a backdrop for her stellar vocals. I suppose on the pre-Souvenirs albums there was a little more going on musically, but they have never really been  a stand-out group of musicians. I like or love all of the releases they've put out for the past decade or so, and it's basically all credited to her work. We'll see what happens, though.
Back to Top
Marwin View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: December 13 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 166
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 04:05
Damn i have to go see them this summer while i still have a chance.CryUnhappyMandylion is one of my favourite albums Broken%20Heart
http://myspace.com/toxicmindfin
http://myspace.com/porcelainprog
Back to Top
MikeEnRegalia View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: April 22 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 17173
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 05:24
I think that it totally makes sense for her to try something new ... Home was a decent album, but didn't really leave a lasting impression on me.

Edited by MikeEnRegalia - June 06 2007 at 12:08
Back to Top
Tristan Mulders View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: September 28 2004
Status: Offline
Points: 1723
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 11:55
I never really bothered with The Gathering until a friend of mine handed me a copy of "Home" and I really liked it! (Even though Anneke's accent ruined the songs in places.. but that's because I'm spoiled at school and I got used to it in the long run and liked the album!)...

I bought Mandylion (2cd) today for 7,99 Tongue
Interested in my reviews?
You can find them HERE

"...He will search until He's found a Way to take the Days..."
Back to Top
Man Overboard View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: November 07 2004
Status: Offline
Points: 3749
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 12:52
They're considered prog?  Confused
Back to Top
MikeEnRegalia View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: April 22 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 17173
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 13:31
^ maybe you're one of the "prog snobs" after all!LOL

P.S.: I know what you mean - but it depends on the album really. IMO How to Measure a Planet clearly qualifies as Post Metal (and it's as different to most other Post Metal albums as the Sigur Rós albums are different to most other Post Rock albums).
Back to Top
The T View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 16 2006
Location: FL, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 16440
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 13:41
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

^ maybe you're one of the "prog snobs" after all!LOL

P.S.: I know what you mean - but it depends on the album really. IMO How to Measure a Planet clearly qualifies as Post Metal (and it's as different to most other Post Metal albums as the Sigur Rós albums are different to most other Post Rock albums).
 
I haven't heard that one but even NIGHTTIME BIRDS has post-metal elements, as I said in my review. But then, the other album I have, HOME, is not post-anything at all, maybe post-trauma, as it's SO quiet that you really think they had earache or something.. it isn't too proggy (actually, prog is not the first word that comes to mind to describe it) but, again, Anekke saves what could've been an utterly boring album.
 
 
Back to Top
MikeEnRegalia View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: April 22 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 17173
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 13:45
^ actually it wasn't an earache but the guitarist's father died during the recording sessions. Add to that the fact that they recorded the album in a church ... 
Back to Top
AngelRat View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: July 14 2004
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Points: 1014
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 15:49
This news saddened me a bit, I like their stuff (well, most of it) and they were a truly great live act. I'm looking forward to hear Anneke's new band.
Back to Top
Man Overboard View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: November 07 2004
Status: Offline
Points: 3749
Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2007 at 01:09
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

^ maybe you're one of the "prog snobs" after all!LOL

P.S.: I know what you mean - but it depends on the album really. IMO How to Measure a Planet clearly qualifies as Post Metal (and it's as different to most other Post Metal albums as the Sigur Rós albums are different to most other Post Rock albums).


Maybe I've just heard the wrong stuff...  what I heard was generic metal with keyboards and a female singer.  Could've easily been the wrong stuff, judging by many of the comments in this thread, I suppose.  Tongue
Back to Top
Casartelli View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 17 2006
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Points: 210
Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 05:46
This week I received Anneke's "new debut". It's half-presented as a solo effort, although Agua De Annique is presented as a band (there's only one person photographed throughout the booklet).
 
The music still needs to grow a bit on me. With "Home" I was not that impressed at first listen either, but to me it has grown into 2006's record of the year (and by quite a distance).
 
Seems we have a candidate for "new artist addition" anyway. Smile
Back to Top
Dean View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin and Amateur Layabout

Joined: May 13 2007
Location: Albion
Status: Offline
Points: 33272
Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 05:55
^ since you have heard this album, which sub-genre would you suggest that Agua De Annique best fits into?


If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman
Back to Top
Casartelli View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 17 2006
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Points: 210
Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 06:38
I should listen to it a few times more to really judge... but as it seems quite in line with TG's work from Nighttime Birds until Souvenirs (but also focusing a bit more towards pop-rock), Crossover Prog doesn't seem too far off. It's not really metal I think...
 
But I'll come back to that!
Back to Top
Dean View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin and Amateur Layabout

Joined: May 13 2007
Location: Albion
Status: Offline
Points: 33272
Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 06:40
Cheers, if you finally decide Crossover, then let us know and we'll look into it. Thumbs%20Up


If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman
Back to Top
aapatsos View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams

Joined: November 11 2005
Location: Rotherham, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 7224
Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2007 at 21:39
I am still mourning about the departure from the Gathering... Cry

her new project actually sounds very close to Gathering's latest albums
which IMO where almost 'Anneke's' albums...
"Prog Heavy Petting" show - every Monday 7-9pm UK time on http://www.justincaseradio.com, the first progressive radio in Greece
Back to Top
Hamfari View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: June 25 2007
Location: Iceland
Status: Offline
Points: 131
Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 23:46
I´ve listened to it two times, the first time it was ok, the songs sounded too alike though, on the second listen I liked it more, it´s mellow and reflective. Doesn´t sound like a masterpice but it´s nice, it´s better than "Home" also.  Maybe it will grow on me more?
Nobody needs to go anywhere else. We are all, if we only knew it, already there.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.108 seconds.