The lights are still down when CARTOGRAPHS enter the stage at Beta2300.
I have listened to a few songs from their debut album wilt & blossom before the release party, and my first thought was that this sounded like a band from Finland I will not mention here. And I was afraid that this would be one more band trying to copy another more famous one.
Then Cartographs enter the stage at Beta2300 and they are NOT a copy. They are being themselves and what a chock that is- in a positive way!
Well, yes, of course they have their influences like every other band out there, but what this band delivers is actually something unique.
This band has a statement.
I have to keep in mind that this band has only been together for five years and already have such a distinct sound that I actually feel proud to be a Dane (well, actually I am not, but I live here).
It is rare to see such a young band knowing what they want and to play so well together.
The band plays the entire debut release, wilt & blossom, and from the beginning until the end, this is a solid performance.
The singer, Joachim Jensen, has a voice that brings such emotions to what he is doing, so I am almost in tears watching him perform as if he wears his heart on his sleeves.
After the show, I talk to the drummer, Morten, and he confirms that the band has been experimenting with different genres in the past years, but have now found the path they want to continue on. I have to agree; it seems like the correct one.
Cartographs is a band to look out for.
With the right management and the passion they have, they will take Denmark and the rest of Europe by storm
Quote from drummer Morten Scholl:
We want to make a kind of despair in people, but not in the way to let them down. But creating a space for self-reflection.
Wilt Over Time
Peace Was Never Mine to Be Found
Through The Garden Gate
More String Than Pearls
Blossom Under Leaves
Joachim Jensen - Vocals
Caspar Schaap - Guitar
Anton Dyrby - Bass
Morten Scholl - Drums