Centauri, an up-and-coming South African band with a talent for playing with
words and ideas, looking beyond the surface to the mystic elements of
Frontman Wietsche takes the lead as composer; bandmates Adolf, Louis and Christo
complete the circle by transforming the songs into accessible and melodic
rock music worthy of the name.
Originally from Stellenbosch, this classic four
piece band is now discovering new horizons with their debut album, Verblind deur die Son
(Blinded by the sun).
launches into action with the song “Die Laaste Dag”
(The last day), which takes a hopeful look at the end of the world.
Underscored by chello and violin compositions –
which is a recurring feature throughout the album –
this theme song is a powerful introduction to the band's musical essence.
The songs that follow continue to gather momentum,
until the storm crashes with “Jou Oë (skyn deur
my)” [Your eyes (see through me)]. The song's raw energy and striking lyrics
can also be appreciated on the music video by the same name, which is
included on the CD and is currently featured on the DSTV music channel MK89.
it in a nutshell? The guitar is bitter and sweet, the voice honest, the bass
deep and the drums loud. Look fast and listen well – the sky is the limit and
Malva Centauri is headed for the top.