Category: Nederpopclassics


GASHUNTERS is a prog-project from the Netherlands build around composer/musician/lyricist HANS GEURTS. Gashunters is a studio project that started in April 2013. In something more than a year they already released 3 albums and a single. The latest album “The End of the Big Bang” was released in April 2014 and later this year the next album will be released. In a Gashunters 2.0 version some musicians and vocalists will be participating, e.g. guitar hero DANI ROGOSIC! Not only the amount of music from Gashunters is impressive but also the music itself. This Sunday (July 6th) Hans Geurts will be in our studio to talk about this impressive project!



A double-headliner show tonight! The Rock Files allready visited our show two times. Tonight we welcome them again to meet the new female bandmember Brenda Joan van Kampen. We’re proud to have The Rock Files for the first time live on the radio in this new line up.

We also have an interview with Gary Lucas who just released the album “Other World” together with Peter Hammill. Gary is in the music-scene since the late-sixties. Het was one of the memebers of Captain Beefhart’s Magic Band. He also recorded with Brian Ferry and Jeff Buckley and made more than 20 solo-albums.


This Sunday we’ll talk with Eddie Mulder. Eddie is guitar- and bassplayer from the Dutch prog-trio TRION. After six years the band just released their thrird album “Funfair Fantasy” on the Polish label “Oskar”. Since the release of “Pilgrim” in 2007 Trion contributed to several projects, but now finally there’s a new album. Funfair Fantasy contains 10 tracks, composed in Trion’s style. Within these tracks there was room for experimentation while “spontaneity” was a keyword when recording the album. For Trion this album means a logical development, after the band’s two previous albums. Trion is quite confident that “Funfair Fantasy” will find its way to fans of the prog/symfo genre once more.
Allmost at the same time Trion’s first album “Tortoise” that has become a very rare has been re-released. The re-release contains a few very interesting bonustracks. Stuff enough to talk about with Eddie tomorrow!

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SIMIUS were headline news this week with the release of their second album “PARADIGM SHIFT”.
Two years ago we were allready very impressed by their first album “Overture Essence”, containing a nice mixture of seventies rock, classical music and today’s post-rock. The new album “PARADIGM SHIFT” goes a step further with a catching atmosphere that reminds of bands like Porcupine Tree and Muse. The first album was a very charming self recorded and produced album. PARADIGM SHIFT however was professional recorded and mixed. The album was mastered by no one less than Darcy Proper. This American lady has been honored with 2 Grammy awards and 7 nominations for her work. She worked with bands like Steely Dan, The Eagles and Porcupine Tree
PRADIGM SHIFT is a very impressing album and it allready brought SIMIUS to the attention of many progrock fans from all over the world.
We’re very proud to announce that the complete band will be in our studio this sunday. We will give away a few sully signed copys of the new album. If you want one, you have to do two things:

1. go the the Simius facebook page and click on “like” before the start of our show
2. listen to our show this sunday.

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It all started almost 15 years ago when the very young and talented drummer Ruben van Rompaey formed the band Metropolis with his brother Rutger van Rompaey on guitar and Donny Dietvorst on bass. Metropolis released the album “Time and Magic”. They played several times live in our show. A very limited album was released “Metropolis live at BRTO’s Paperlate” Both albums are now very sought-after.
Metropolis made fine fusion, but the memebers were too busy with their study and other projects to go ahead with this band.
Ruben is winner of several awards, such as the Tama Drummer’s Award (1999), Erasmus Jazz Award (2001) and a special Scholarship (2001). After having obtained his master degree cum laudeat at the conservatory, Ruben taught there for several years, before finally founding his own Eastern Expressions International School of Drums & Percussion in Rotterdam, with the notorious slogan: “Be Yourself” as the school’s vision.
As a solo artist and workshop leader Ruben performed at a variety of national and international Jazz and Bellydance festivals, which brought him to countries like USA and Japan.
Ruben became a big name in the scene of the world music for his cd trilogy “Eastern Expressions”.

Ruben was born in the Paperlate home-town Bergen op Zoom and grew up there. He left our city and our country for his carreer.He has been touring intensively in the far east, which has influenced his music. He’s back in our country for a little while and we are glad that he will visit our show after all those years. It’s allways a surprise what Ruben will do in our show. Ten years back he brought his drumkit with him without announcing this. Recently we discovered a video-recording in our archive of his improvistion during that show:
Ruben soon will release his new album “B who you R”, so we’re gonna talk about this and let you hear some pieces from this album. Maybe we have some improvisation on the studio again.

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Just a few days before the Dutch ladies fly to China to preform at the 4th International Festival of Cultural Heritage we have an interview with Joyce Hamers from REINCARNATUS. After the festival Reincarnatus will do a tour in China. Later this summer the band will play in Italy and in our own country.
Reincarnatus was founded in 2005 and was very succesfull right from the start all over Europe. Their first album entered the Dutch charts. Recently the band released their second full-length album “New Life” Reincarnatus plays a mixture of medieval music and today’s rock, they use very unusual old-fashioned instruments, it’s a real treat for ear and eye to see them on stage.


Er is de laatste tijd een zekere Jan (niet onze technicus!!) actief op Marktplaats met aan- en verkoop van CD’s en vinyl. Zonder toestemming gebruikt deze persoon het logo van Nederpopclassics en wekt daarmee ten onrechte wellicht de indruk dat hij iets met Nederpopclassics en/of Paperlate heeft te maken. Dat is dus absoluut niet het geval. Wij hebben de betreffende persoon dan ook vriendelijk verzocht het logo niet meer te gebruiken bij zijn advertenties.

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