HET DINER - SEPTEMBER 20th
Tom Trago & Maxi Mill, together as Shoebox, present Sunday September 20th their new album Falling In The Right Place. During a 4-course dinner a live-band will perform and showcase their album for the first time in Het Muzieklokaal.SHOEBOX: FALLING IN THE RIGHT PLACE Back in 2011, a mysterious, hand-stamped 12” single emerged from the Netherlands with few clues as to the producers behind it. Since then, two more similarly styled vinyl EPs have followed, with a third due to hit stores imminently.
Now, ahead of that release, Shoebox have decided to finally unmask themselves via a digital-only album showcasing the best of their work to date – and a track or two from their forthcoming EP.
When they started the project at the turn of the decade, Amsterdam friends Tom Trago and Maxi Mill decided on anonymity in order to allow the tracks they made to be judged purely on musical merit. Now the series is established they’ve rightly stepped forward to take credit.
“Falling In The Right Place” deftly showcases the depth and variety of the duo’s tracks as Shoebox, confidently moving between sample-heavy deep house blues (“I Got A Feeling”), heady ambient excursions (“Sagittarius Rhymes With Aquarius”, “The Number of Good Givingness”), tactile and jazzy dancefloor dreaminess (“Room No More”), defiantly intergalactic club cuts (“The World of Aquarius”, “Blue Heat”), harp-laden, bass-heavy house bliss (“Other Way Round”), and heavily edited, hard-to-pigeonhole brilliance (closing cut “Tronada”).
In turns hazy, colourful, intoxicating and out-of-this world, “Falling in The Right Place” is a fitting full stop to the first chapter of the Shoebox story.
During De Zondagsschool parts of the Shoebox (Tom Trago & Maxi Mill) album will be performed and interpreted live for the first time during a 4-course meal in Het Muzieklokaal.
Tickets are €55,- (€45,- Diner & €10,- Concert)
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Rob van de Wouw, trompet
Stefan Schmid, keys
Kasper Kalf, double bass
Felix Schlarmann, drums