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Release date: 2003
Style: Experimental rock


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01. These Good People
02. Even The Spirits Are Afraid
03. Broken Glass
04. You Learn About It
05. Souvenirs
06. We Just Stopped Breathing
07. Monsters
08. Golden Grounds
09. Jelena
10. A Life All Mine

Lyrics (10)

Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
Hans Rutten - drums
René Rutten - guitars
Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
Frank Boeijen - keyboards

guest musicians:
Trickster G. - lyrics and vocals (10)
Dorothy - backing vocals (4)
Wouter Planteijdt - electric and acoustic guitar (1, 4)
Mathias Eick - trumpet (6)
Kid Sublime - beats (6)
Michael Buyens - bass (4, 7)

Additional info
Produced by Zlaya Hadzich.
All songs composed, performed and arranged by the Gathering and Zlaya Hadzich.
All lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen except "Monsters and We Just Stopped Breathing" by Zlaya Hadzich, "A Life All Mine" by Trickster G. and Anneke van Giersbergen.
Recorded at E-Sound Weesp, Loud Amsterdam and A1 Amsterdam.
Engineered by Zlaya Hadzich, Sietze Gardenier, David Klooker and Ignaz Bruens
Mixed at A1, Loud and E-Sound by Zlaya Hadzich, René Rutten and Michael Buyens.
Mastered by Alan Ward at Electric City, Brussels.
Artwork design and dtp at iNDEX Utrech.
All photography by Esther Marbus except flowers by Niels Coppes.
Endorsement by Kock and Jac Bogers.

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Step into the darkblue room, turn on the soft skyblue lights, sit into your new chair with remote control for even more comfort, take your favorite I. Asimov book and press the 'play' button of your CD-player. The CD should certainly be The Gathering ? Souvenirs.

The Gathering is getting more and more interesting. The new album Souvenirs is like an experiment. The Gathering is mixing gothic metal with trip-hop and ambient. Experimental Gothic - I would say. And indeed it is. "MassiveAttacklike" tunes and familiar gothic sounds drifting and floating on the background and the eversoft voice of Anneke Van Giersbergen just take you away. Take you onto some soft rainclouds. Everything is not bright and shiny.. but it's not bad either. It's the reality with its good and sad sides.

published 24.09.2003 | Comments (2)

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musicalkaratekid - 26.02.2012 at 01:26  
Rating: 9 The Gathering at their most experimental, this sees the band eschewing most of the guitar work, and giving way to such underground genres as trip-hop and electronica. However, the melody and spooky atmosphere they do so well is here in spades-not only that, but every song here works well as a contribution to the album as a whole, as well as on its own.

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