Everything is in production as we speak. Pulling Weeds is the album title and it will be available on cd and vinyl, as well as in your local iTunes store. Anyhow, welcome to my website. New stage in life, new upcoming tunes, new album. Feel free to hang out for a while. No fancy tricks to lure you into buying stuff, just plain and simple information about me and my music. Promise.
First off I'd like to clear up a general misunderstanding: Apparently people are having a hard time figuring out this Paulusma thing. Well, it's simple folks. It's my name, my last name, not a band name. So, I'm definitely not playing 'in' Paulusma. That would be odd, wouldn't it? The fact that I'm releasing records as Paulusma is just a matter of design. I figured the use of my full name, Jelle Paulusma, would simply be too many characters on a very small cd cover. So there you go. Misunderstanding cleared up! In the meantime, why not take the grand tour and hit some buttons. And remember to drop by every now and then ok! Keep u posted.
No scheduled shows at the moment, sorry! That could change soon though so keep an eye on this page.
"Jelle Paulusma is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer who gained prominence in the Dutch indie scene as the frontman of the band Daryll-Ann (1988-2004), with which he recorded six studio albums and toured internationally in the 1990s. After he quit Daryll-Ann, Paulusma resurfaced with an experimental and rather dark solo album entitled Here We Are (2006).
The second Paulusma studio album, 2008’s IRECORD, was generally received by music critics as a pleasant surprise: a lush, more melodic, graciously arranged album with a distinct sixties/west coast pop feel.
The third Paulusma studio album, Up On The Roof, which was released in 2011 through PIAS Holland, is in some ways closest to the music he wrote for his former band Daryll-Ann. Up On The Roof shows Paulusma's endless love for classic pop music, and he took the opportunity to re-record a song he wrote for Daryll-Ann almost 20 years aga. Besides his expanding solo career Paulusma has been a composer of music for commercials and documentary films for the past eight years".
Jelle Paulusma states: "I don't want my music to be labelled, I want it to be fresh with the happiness and pleasure that all great music of any genre imparts to those that hear it". "I've assembled a group of musicians that share this view with me. We consider ourselves a band in the loosest sense of the word. We band together to create a musical experience, that is enriched by the personal contributions of all involved".
"I've discovered that the best music was always made by people with a passion to explore the possibilities of music making in an ensemble where there is a common idea that is then bounced back and forth between the musicians culminating in a total far greater than the parts".
"It is my goal to create that idea, to give it some sort of blueprint, roadmap, what-have-you, and let the community of musicians I play with build it into something organic, alive with the possibilities of greatness, while skimming the surface of dismal failure. It is in taking this chance that I feel my musical ideas can be presented in a way that retains the freshness of all the great music of the past and endows it with a power of the present".
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