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“Back in the 80’s Nar-Cist was a band settled in Deventer in the Netherlands that loved to experiment with melodies and rhythms. Beside having a lot of fun we used to work pretty hard on our songs and after we’ve walked our own paths for more then 30 years we’re experimenting a new era. Old souls in brand new shoes and jackets are under construction.”
Nar-Cist was formed in 1986 in Deventer. Despite the many influences the band was quickly classified as new wave with references to bands like The Cure, Talking Heads, Sisters or Mercy but also King Crimson, the Police and Frank Zappa.
The band had modest successes during the period 1986 to the early 1990s, often stood on stage, recorded an album and toured in Scotland among others. After a long period of silence and the death of singer Hendrik Kamerman the band is active again.
It’s nearly the summer of 2017 when Walter, Tony and Mirko meet again after almost 30 years in a restaurant just outside the city of Deventer. After choosing their own paths and careers, this evening was dedicated to the memories of the band that they created together back in 1986, Nar-Cist.
Good memories and intense music that was performed and captured on vinyl and video just at the end of the analogue age, is it a crazy idea to get together and play those songs again? As we sat on that table we had to think about it but after a few weeks it felt that the spirit of NAR was taking over and before we knew we were practicing with a full line up on a long untouched set-list.