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DDW Music Festival: Amy Root + Mottron

Thu 24 Oct in Café Altstadt

You need a DDW Music Festival ticket to visit this show: effenaar.nl/ddwmusicfestival

During Dutch Design Week (DDW), the Effenaar is organizing surprising shows and cool parties in cool places in the city; From hip hop to indie to rootsy and of course also party. With your DDW Music Festival band you can choose your favorite parties, concerts and locations throughout the week during DDW.
Amy Root

The classically trained gentlemen of Amy Root inject their beat with the worldly music kitchen. You’ll Influences from Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Moderat, Fela Kuti and Paul Simon are sprinkled like spicy herbs over the synths. Listen quickly, then you’ll understand it instinctively.
Sounds like: Weval, Polynation


When you first listen to Mottron’s music, you’re stuck by images. Those that come without warning, like an obvious and familiar dream taking you away. A delicate, dark and melancholic atmosphere, yet full of hope, as if Pierre Mottron had managed to express through music those feelings that are so impossible to explain. 

His music is made of woods, strings, and pianos, cut, chopped, rethought through electronicsand machines – terribly human machines. It is also a clear and sober voice that touches you immediately. It is rare to approach pop music with so much care and delicacy in the arrangements without sacrificing the power of the melodies. Mottron has managed to harmonise these opposites, transform them into simple and beautiful emotions that speak to the heart and imagination.