Sep 13, 2009

DE MASKERS - SENSATIONS IN SOUND (ARTONE 1966) Vinyl Rip




Profile: Dutch beat group, established 1965 in Amsterdam. Members included: Hans de Hont, Alewijn Dekker, Jaap de Groot, Ador Otting and Jan de Hont.
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I could not find more infos about this group but one thing I can say for sure! They are far better from other groups of the era even better than some big British or US ones!
The thing that really impressed me is their sound which is not exactly "classic beat" of the era but also has some psych elements & it's also haunting in parts!!!!
My vinyl copy is not exactly "brand new"...but it's difficult or impossible to locate a better copy.
It seems no one knows the existence of this LP & in their short bio only a 1972 greatest hits compilation is mentioned which has nothing to do with their sound here & also some early 45s.
If someone knows something more about them it would be nice to leave a line here.
A mega rarity...don't miss it!
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do...
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Georgie,

The Maskers also ZZ & The Maskers.
http://www.jandehont.nl/
http://nederrock.pmouse.nl/nederrock.htm

jancy from wingsOfDream

http://onwingsdream.blogspot.com/

Trolley said...

your blog is awesome. thanks alot.

teo said...

Thankx for this nice garage beat record.

Always great surprises in your blog.

Thank you again.

Cazorla said...

great...just great beloved G

Psych-Out said...

Thank you sooo much

Georgie Hirezola said...

thanks guys.....
I still have a couple of rare Dutch Lps like this one...stay in tune!!!
Georgie++++++++++++++

No Peace for the Wicked said...

incredible site. I originally stumbled upon it through my ongoing pursuit of Fairport Convention's early work. I'm rather new to blog sharing but there is something incredibly personal in your approach and layout. Thank you for sharing this explosive, innovative (relevant or not) music with the world forty + years after its initial invention.

gavin ugly said...

I too found this album at a car boot market in the UK. The record was kind of crackley but the sleeve is perfect just a pin hole where someone has proudly stuck up to a their bedroom wall. Even more perfect is the fact the entire band has autographed it along with the message "All our love to our friend Sue from De Maskers".

It is a favourite of mine excepting the slower Angelique and Danny Boy. Three's a Crowd is a work of Yardbirdsian stature and Who pomposity complete with speed freaking feedback excerpts. The rest I always classed as superior Dutch Intelligent Mod / Folk Beat oh and Kasbah is all Dutch Coffee Shop Weed Smoking coolness.

Kees said...

Hi, I was very surprised to find this album! This quality is a lot better than my (very old and scratchy) copy. Thanks a lot!
Take a look on http://dezaansebrouwerij.blogspot.com/ And you'll find more of de Maskers.