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Artist Index: The Black Atlantic

The Black Atlantic are a Dutch acoustic pop band formed around singer-songwriter Geert van der Velde, former vocalist for the American hardcore band Shai Hulud. They released their debut album Reverence for Fallen Trees digitally in August 2009 and it has since been downloaded close to 100,000 times.

The title of debut album Reverence For Fallen Trees is a metaphor for “honour the dead” alluding to Van der Velde’s grandparents, 3 of whom passed away during the recording process.

In 2012 they released a follow-up EP entitled Darkling, I Listen, which was funded by fan pre-orders and donations and is available to download on a ‘name your price’ basis.

Read the review of Darkling, I Listen

Read the review of Reverence for Fallen Trees

Find them in my look at SXSW 2010

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