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Ninsun parts ways with Stephan and Sander

After summer we rehearsed a lot and worked on new material. Whilst doing this we realized that we all had a different point of view in what we wanted to reach. Also there were some major differences in the idea of how we should create songs and which style we wanted to adept.

After some reflection Sander decided that he did not want to continue. This more or less meant that Stephan also had to quit, because of the distance and not having a drivers license.

This means that only Jasper, Bas and I are left behind, because of our busy schemes we don’t yet know what we are going to do next. But that will be cleared out in future. For now we wish Sander and Stephan the best in their musical careers.

Jasper, Bas en Kasper

Autumn has come

It has been a while since my last post and a lot has happened since then. I finished my thesis, we started mixing our demo, visited Crete, went to the Haarlem Jamborette, danced at the Folkwoods festival and enjoyed the Lowlands festival as well. Last but not least I started working. But, first things first.

As you all might know my thesis was about Narrative Generation in the context of tourism.After the application was finished I started working on some experiments. I arranged a few test persons who were willing to test my application. Meanwhile I started writing my thesis. Once there were test results I added them to the thesis and I delivered the first concept. One week afterwards I handed in my final version. On the first of July I had to defend my thesis. I survived and was graduated, I only had to wait till the 22 of September to be allowed to call myself “Master of Science”.

The Saturday after my thesis defence we played as support for Trip Trigger. We had a great show but after we finished I had to go home because I was completely broken.

A few days later I flew with my girlfriend to the wonderful island of Crete. The temperature over there was 30 degrees Celsius, a lot nicer than it was at that point of time in the Netherlands. We stayed there for two weeks and saw most of the island. We rented a car to be more flexible. On our flight back an unpleasant surprise awaited because we were not on the passengers list of our plane, which is very strange indeed. Luckily we were allowed to board 20 minutes before the plane left. (We arrived 3 hours before the plane left)

After the holiday I went, together with 21 other people of my Scouting group, to the Haarlem Jamborette. I will not go into detail here but this were 11 amazing days with a lot of fun, sun, rain and enthusiasm of as well the organisation as well as the participants. I’ve met a lot of nice people from all different countries and everybody was having a great time over there.

My festival season this year was the same as the previous years, which means first the Folkwoods festival and then A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise. I’ve seen a lot of great artists, a few highlights: Elbow, Within Temptation and Seth Lakeman.

So it has been a very busy summer and that’s not all. The first of September I started working at VLC, a Dutch consulting company in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). I started as a Young Professional in the Young Professional Academy, and in a week from now I’ll be known as a Web Content Management Consultant. So in future there will be slightly more posts on EIM.


Recordings for our first EP / Demo

Progressive rockband Ninsun went to the V-King Studio last sunday. On our trip to the flower village of Lisse the weather Gods really loved us because of the huge amount of rain that fell it was a perfect day to be in the studio. When we arrived Fokke and Bart already finished the basic setup and after a few minutes the sound check started.

Somewhat around five, three tracks were recorded. Soon everything will be mixed and mastered, after that the first, yet untitled, demo of Ninsun is a fact. We don’t know yet the title but the preview of the artwork looks awesome!

Expected release date is somewhere around August/September. But check our site for the latest updates.



A lot has happened since the last time I wrote about my band. First we had an open rehearsal where some friends were invited to give feedback. They were kinda enthusiastic but the sound quality was not that overwhelming. Then we got to play our first show at JC Static, and it was awesome! We played five songs and the audience was very exited about us. In July we will return at Static to play as support for Trip Trigger.

Also we are going to record some songs, we don’t know the details but it must be finished really soon so stay tuned!

Ninsun goes live

Since the very beginning we wanted to go live, but since we still needed a bass player this was impossible for us. Now in less than a month we decided to go for it. This resulted in the planning of our first gig on the 21st of May. We shall be playing in JC Static Lisse.

Ninsun found bass-player

We are thrilled to reveal our latest member. Stephan participated in a few rehearsals last weeks and after a quick view on what we all wanted to play we decided yesterday that Stephan would be the new bass-player of Ninsun!

We now work on completing a setlist so that we can rock!

Rock de IJmond

Since a week Ninsun has a profile on a new regional website for local rock bands. The idea was called “Rock de IJmond, my region is called “de IJmond” so that’s where the name comes from. The website is completely focussed on local acts and local stages so the site is, sorry for the foreign visitors, in Dutch.

Shamelessly copied from their site: (http://rockdeijmond.nl/wat-is-rock-de-ijmond, 2011)

Wat is Rock de IJmond?

Er word te weinig gerockt in de IJmond. Nieuwe en onbekende bands uit de regio krijgen niet zomaar meer de kans om zich te presenteren, terwijl er toch vaak kwaliteit tussen zit. Rock de IJmond wil de rock, metal, punk en hardcore in de IJmond weer op de kaart zetten.

Ten eerste deze website, waarop we nieuws gaan bijhouden over bands uit de IJmond en omstreken. Ook gaan we hier alle shows aankondigen van IJmondse bands en shows van bands buiten de regio, die binnen de IJmond plaats vinden. Bands kunnen overigens zelf hun bandprofiel aanmaken en daarbij een foto en een mp3’tje uploaden.

Ten tweede gaan we het Rock de IJmond festival opzetten, waar bands uit de regio de kans krijgen om te spelen. Het idee is dat het een terugkomend festival is, waar elke keer redelijk onbekende, maar kwalitatief goede bands komen te staan. Dus laten we de IJmond op haar grondvest schudden door middel van rock!

Rock de IJmond is een initiatief van Bert Hekman en Thomas Stoker. Bert is de bassist van Against All Odds en Bootleg, gitarist van Windmill en speelt al jaren in verschillende rock- en metalbands. Thomas is bassist van Stare of Displeasure en Windmill.

Rehearsal Lisse

Last night, due to transportation issues, we were forced to rehearse at Sanders place somewhere in Lisse. So Bas, Jasper and I drove to Lisse to see his small some-kind-of studio.

When we arrived it was just awesomeness. There was a huge brand new studio with a great atmosphere. We really enjoyed rehearsing there and as always the ideas flew throughout the room.

If you are a local band and you want to record an album, ep or something else, V-King studios is the place to be!

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