The Irrational Library (band)

The first reviews are coming in. This one from the OOR, Dutch music magazine.

Album ‘ Everything at All Times and All Things at Once ‘

The Irrational Library brengt nieuw album uit op 20 september
Dig in! And Get Down! The Irrational Library uit ‘Haarlemtown’, Holland, brengt op 20 september hun tweede album Everything at All Times and All Things at Once uit.

Maar wat is het?
“Well, it’s spokensoul-rocknroll-funkedupfreedom-boogieforyourbrains-partyprotestmusic!”,Aldus frontman Joshua Baumgarten. “It’s what you get when an expat American Jewish Poet, a Protestant Stadsdominee, a lapsed Muslim musical multitalent and a Dutch guy with a penchant for weird word puns walk onto a stage… The one and only Irrational Library.”

Everything at All Times and All Things at Once is de opvolger van het in 2017 verschenen debuut Now That We Still Can. Sindsdien stond de band twee keer op Le Mini Who?, Bevrijdingspop Haarlem en speelde ze shows dwars door Europa van kleine ‘arthouse venues’ tot aan de grote zalen.
The Irrational Library bestaat uit frontman Joshua Baumgarten, baritonsaxofonist en gitarist Tom de Haan, Mishal Zeera op bas en drummer Lars van der Weiden.

The Irrational Library is calling out to the world to wake up! to get up! to dig in and to get down!
Op 20 september presenteert The Irrational Library hun nieuwe album in The Wolfhound Irish Pub in Haarlem.

Check out the new single from The Irrational Library…. To Know That You Know Nothing… on youtube through this link.

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Irrational Library – Everything at all times. All things at once


Album ‘Now that we still can.’ — released 19-10-2017
Now That We Still Can, 52 minutes and 1 second of groovin’ and movin’ “spokensoulrocknrollfunkedupfreedomboogieforyourbrainspartyprotestmusic” that elevates the socially critical yet still humorous spoken word poetry of poet Joshua Baumgarten laid out as the bands foundation. The foundation to a brick house built upon by the full frontal bass rumble of multi-instrumentalist/producer Mishal Zeera, the rock steady backbeat of virtuoso drummer Lars van der Weiden and the sweeping baritone sax and guitar sounds of Tom de Haan. The Irrational Library, a band that does not shy away from saying that they actually do, have something to say. To liberate yourself from your mental slavery. To inspire and share insight. To get up to get down while having a good time fighting the good fight. The Irrational Library, a band not so much recreating the rock n rollin wheel but truly making the choice to spin it, at their own tempo.

Label Self released               

Genre spoken word with psychedelic funky groovy get up and get into rock and soul

Hometown Haarlem, The Netherlands

Influence Gil Scott Heron, MC5, Morphine, Curtis Mayfield

Described as the light at the end of the tunnel

Biography
The Irrational Library is een Haarlemse rock band met de wortels stevig geaard in de regionale en wereldse tegencultuur. De Nederlands-Amerikaanse band produceert een vuige groove die sterk is beïnvloed door iconen uit de beat, provo en punk culturen. De ritmesectie van de band, Mishal Zeera op bas en Lars van der Weiden op drums, zet de maatschappijkritische poëzie van de Amerikaanse artiest Joshua Baumgarten op een muzikale trein met het snelheidsvermogen van Booker T & The MGs of The Outsiders. De baritonsax van Tom de Haan duwt deze trein nog harder voort met strakke melodieën en psychedelische improvisaties.
De groep is een exponent van een bredere subcultuur die al jaren de combinatie van kunstvormen promoveert in protest tegen alles wat goed geknipt, truttig en politiek correct is. Als alternatief nodigt The Irrational Library uit tot dansen, kritisch denken, neuken en oprotten. De Engels/Nederlandstalige poëzie van Baumgarten doet dit expliciet, de viermans band drukt dit muzikaal er nog wat harder in.

Videos

Fake news

Don’t ask the world

Haarlemtown/Liberate yourself

The Irrational Library (band) instructional video

The Irrational Library release show/Pletterij Haarlem

Social links

facebook 

instagram

bandcamp

LISTEN spotify / Now that we still can

Bookings
Treetop Agency

Simeon Pranger

simeon@treetopagency.com

Contact                               

joshua@irrationallibrary.nl

 (+31) 6 2753 8051


Physical album available for purchase at The Irrational Library HQ in Haarlem and at Concerto Records Amsterdam.

Mail orders contact

Joshua@Irrationallibrary.nl


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