Earlier this year, guitarist Anton Goudsmit was awarded the Boy Edgar Prize. In part, this was due to his beautiful oeuvre, but also to the meteoric rise of his band, The Ploctones. In it the Amsterdam-based guitarist demonstrates that he is a surprising composer as well as a bandleader who is able to let go at the right time. He is able to do so because of top artists like sax player Efraim Trujillo, drummer Martijn Vink and bassist Jeroen Vierdag. Their two albums, Live Op Het Dak and 050 are both examples of a musical expression that is seldom heard in the Netherlands. But the magic of The Ploctones can best be observed on stage, where the band evolves into "a four-headed monster", as they themselves say.