Subbacultcha, the Amsterdam-based “Unruly Music Magazine”, treated their friends last Friday not only with with some smooth pumpkin soup but also with a chance to sway along with the tunes provided by Wise Blood.
In the intimate setting of the Subbacultcha-headquarters, Chris Laufman opened his European tour with a brief appearance in front of the 50 head of audience. The audience, consisting of creators and contributors of the magazine and their friends alike, got an acoustic taste of the mashed-up songs of mr. Laufman. He may have surprised, and certainly amused, the viewers with his opening line on his unfamiliarity with the keyboard. Despite the fact that it was his first time of playing one, he definitely made up a groovy couple of songs out of it. Ending with his interpretation of Billie Jean – “let’s see what we can find from this keyboard” – he catered a guaranteed smile to everyone’s lips.
With his nonchalant but humorous take on performing, and his stronger-than-strong voice, Wise Blood gained at least one more follower from me. After his last EP “These Wings” (2011), I am most certainly looking forward to a full-length release from this category-crossing artist.
Viba = guaranteed.