Music From Memory
Following on from their compilation EP of last year, Music From Memory return with a further six tracks from Dutch musician Richenel. Continuing with recordings taken from his debut album “La Diferencia”, originally released in 1982 on the cult Amsterdam cassette only label Fetisj, the tracks on Music From Memory’s second EP “Perfect Stranger” includes alternate takes drawn from Richenel’s personal copy of the album alongside a further composition which didn’t make it onto the original Fetisj cassette.
A somewhat illustrious figure in Dutch pop history with his flamboyant appearance as well as having one of the more exceptional male voices to come out of the country, Richenel would go on to record a number of successful albums and hit singles in the Netherlands and beyond. This largely unknown album on Fetisj however, seems to embody the spirit of another time; a particularly unique and richly creative moment in Amsterdam’s musical and cultural history and one that is deserving of a much wider audience.
“Perfect Stranger” is co-compiled by Orpheu De Jong.