AA Kismet is a direct descendant of Dull Schicksal and later 'The Rosebuds' and much of the material on this, their first, CD had been recorded by Dull already or at least performed live. The problem was that these songs were a bit to 'poppy' to be included in the Dull Schicksal repertoire. The main idea by this CD was to make an un-ashamedly pop-album and get some respect from the 'indierock' scene. We succeeded on the first count and the reactions and reviews by those few who have heard the CD agree with us completely.
And although this is much more commercial then anything made by Dull, we fully understand (on second hearing) why we're not nominated for any MTV-award or even its equivalent in Sexbierum, Friesland (pop. 1500) The opening song did inspire and served as the music for two short movies; 'Nee' By Segher Van Wijk and 'Questions and answers' By Marieke vd Lippe.
AA Kismet did one tour so far with the crew that played on the first CD (Bob,Lukas, Eveline and Cor).The problem with playing live is that Bob & Lukas don't live exactly next door (Rotterdam-South of France) and with the second album, AA Kismet turned more or less into a studio project. At the moment it's not really clear if there will ever be a third AA Kismet album, as AA Kismet incarnated in VRIL.
This is what Bob says;
...The first AA Kismet album. Guitarist/songwriter Lukas Simonis had the idea of doing an album of his songs with my production - and this is the result. Joined by drummer Cor Hoogerdijk and vocalist Eveline Ketterings, Lukas played guitar and I played bass and some guitar, and we all did some singing. Guests Frans Friederich and Marcel Aertsen added the occasional horns. It turned out to be a fun, good sounding band, and lasted long enough to make this album and do a couple of gigs....
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