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4.00 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prelude to surf, wind and desire (3:12)
2. Crab meets crab (3:24)
3. Kite control (7:19)
4. Gale force seven (5:52)
5. BSKRZ (14:23)
6. The creep from the deep (10:51)
7. Cod (5:26)
8. The diver and the shark (4:35)
9. Surf, no wind and desire (5:53)
10. Burnin' off love (4:57)

Total Time: 65:52

Line-up / Musicians

- Maļ / lead vocals
- Frank Nuyts / programmings, Korg O1W, marimba, backing vocals
- Frank Debruyne / Soprano & Tenor saxophone, backing vocals
- Koen Van Overberghe / Korg M1, Roland U-220, backing vocals
- Iris De Blaere / Yamaha Grantouch
- Maarten Standaert / electric bass
- Jan De Smet / drums

Releases information

CD Carbon 7 C7-045

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HARDSCORE Surf, Wind and Desire ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(60%)
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Review by Greger
4 stars HARDSCORE is a group formed around Frank Nuyts, the bands composer. Frank was once an awarded classical composer but changed his musical directions and formed HARDSCORE, a band without musical boundaries. Their music is complex, often humorous, blending chamber music, classical music, jazz, pop and rock into something that could've originated from the musical genius Frank ZAPPA. It's performed on both electric and acoustic instruments with a female vocalist and highly technical musicians.

The main-theme of this album is centred on the sea with all the creatures living in and around it. Sometimes the musicians are bursting into a complicated freaked-out rhythm- pattern; sometimes slowing down to let Maļ's beautiful voice come through.

Perhaps you could call this music for musicians, but I think that it can be enjoyable for everyone who's not afraid of some intriguing compositions. RECOMMENDED!

Review by Sean Trane
4 stars Belgium bands seem to fall into two categories: first we have the symphonic bands like Machiavel , Isopoda , Phylter etc... then we have , most thankfully, the other ones much more adventurous and complementary to Belgian Surrealism/Conscious Absurdism mood , Canterbury or RIO prog bands( among which Present, Univers Zero , Cro Magnon, Aksak Maboul, Finnegan's Wake etc... Hardscore is somewhat unique that they come from the northern (flemish bands are generally more symphonic) part of the country whereas most of the RIO and Canterbury bands come of the francophone side.

HARDSCORE falls in the second category (RIO and Flemish) , being an unlikely mariage of Zappa music , Kate BUSH vocals and songwriting , and percussions that the Moerlen brothers (from GonG and GONGZILLA fame) would agree upon. One can trust Greger Ronnqvist's description of their music as it is quite acurate but really you will be amazed by the Kate Bush singing , something he apparently failed to mention.

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