On the Horizon: Perfume Projections, Crying Boys Cafe.

On the Horizon: Perfume Projections, Crying Boys Cafe.

If you’re reading this right now then the tragic likelihood is that you’re not currently over in Utrecht, NL revelling in the irrefutable brilliance of Le Guess Who? Allow an already immoderately ashamed we to souse you in some of that shame: shame on you. For few, to no metropolitan festival experiences beat it and over the Saturday afternoon, to stave off the impatience, its organisers scatter Le Mini Who? throughout this almost unfeasibly sightly city. It was upon an elegiac once-over of the timetable to this downscale offshoot that I happened to stumble upon Jasper Hupkens’ Crying Boys Cafe. Hailing from 50-odd km down the road where lies Rotterdam, this latest one draws inspiration from slightly further afield: for Be So recalls the dolorous soul of Michael Hadreas, dusts that down, picks it up, and filters it through David Longstreth’s newly wiped Dirty Projectors. Like Swing Lo Magellan with a rather more Deep South stomp stamped down heavily into it, it’s a grubby, cotton-pickin’ piece of perfection. Oh, though if you’re in the vicinity of Utrecht this weekend, well, Hupkens et al. play somewhere or other early Saturday afternoon. Too distraught with it all to look again at exactly where…


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