- Artist: Dewolff
- Title: Tascam Tapes
- Released: 2020
- Format: Digital Download (FLAC)
- Genre: Psychedelic Blues/Funk
- Beverage of Choice: Heineken
Brothers Pablo and Luka van de Poel and friend Robin Piso have been prolific purveyors of their own special brand of not-quite-blues over the past 14 years. DeWolff shimmy and slide across the edge of dance, rock and blues with effortless conviction. Nothing sounds forced or unnatural, even when they’re throwing back to the summer days of ’78 (“It Ain’t Easy“) or laying down post-blues funk (“Nothing’s Changing“); this set of somewhat short songs provides a glimpse of what life on the road would be like with these guys – fun, frenetic and funky.
“Love is Such a Waste” clocks in as the longest track at 3:30 and hints at more than one Black Keys’ listening session but maintains the groove that DeWolff has established as their own. “Life in a Fish Tank” sets up another sliding dance beat but adds harmonica and Hammond to great effect. All ’round fun!
Like the songs, this review is short but, hopefully, sweet. Turn it up, loosen up and enjoy!