Audiotransparent is a Dutch indie pop band, with influences from several genres, including americana, pop and rock. They formed in 2002, and made their debut in 2003 with their self-titled album Audiotransparent, which received positive reviews.
In 2005, they released their second album, nevland, named after the Danish striker Erik Nevland, who played for FC Groningen until 2007. This album was released after some changes in their line-up.
Their third album, Chekhov Guns,
was released in 2009, after two years of recording in a fully analog
studio, in which “all habits and rules were thrown overboard”, and the
band tried to focus on “what works for the song”. The band faced several issues, including divorce, changing friendships and cancer, which form the leading themes for the songs.
As of 2005 (after releasing nevland), their line-up features
Bart Looman, lead singer, on guitar and bass guitar, Wessel Spijkerman
on drums, Gijs van Veldhuizen on guitar, synthesizer and sampler,
Andreas Willemse on piano, synthesizer and violin, and Chris van der
Ploeg on guitar.
On stage they are often supported by Hanneke Rolden on violin,
Sebastiaan Wiering (who also performs with Chris van der Ploeg and Gijs
van Veldhuizen in Kendler) on cello and Rogier Vroom on trumpet.