May 19, 2013
Very happy to announce that “Sint-Denijs”, the second full lengt vinyl album by Hellvete, will be out in June 2013 on Blackest Rainbow Records.
*** PRE-ORDER – 180 GRAM ULTRA CLEAR VINYL EDITION (LIMITED TO 200) – INCLUDES INSTANT DOWNLOAD – SHIPS LATE JUNE 2013 ***
“Brand new record from Glen Steenkiste, founding member of Silvester Anfang and their more recent incarnation Sylvester Anfang II. Currently Glen is also frequently collaborating with his fellow Anfang member, Ernesto Gonzalez (aka Bear Bones Lay Low) in their free-drone project Gonzalez & Steenkiste. But whilst being active in these projects he still finds time to craft his own music. “Sint-Denijs” is his second solo full length vinyl release following his “De Gek” lp for Kraak Records from 2010, and several great cassette and CDR releases for fantastic labels like Funeral Folk, Sloow Tapes, Audiobot and SicSic Tapes. Since his previous record on Kraak, Steenkiste has been getting more and more interested in sustained tones, foreign melodies and longer compositions. On this new record he draws influences from early Minimalism and old folk music and with the use of harmonium, bowed banjo, electric tampura and analog synth he creates probing intense sounds that try to undo notions of time and place. Steenkiste’s music is like taking an endless shower of sunbeams, warm, comforting and mind-altering. Music that makes time stand still and focuses on shifting details and textures, but massive in sound and presence. This record is pressed in an edition of 500 copies on 180 gram virgin vinyl including a digital download coupon or instant download when bought from Blackest Rainbow’s Bandcamp. 200 copies are on ultra clear vinyl, 300 on black. Ultra clear copies are available to people who preorder direct from Blackest Rainbow, and some copies will be randomly distributed to shops.”
May 13, 2013
Droomharmoniu III recorded live on 19 April 2013 in Sint-Denijs.
May 7, 2013
April 21, 2013
On the last day of the G&S tour we played at Scheld’apen in Antwerp together with Bird People and A Story Of Rats to celebrate spring. The evening ended with a big collective jam featuring González, Steenkiste, Druss (A Story Of Rats), Rois (Bird People) and the Reverend 33. The jam is called “Where the bongos at, man?”. Here you can listen to it:
Thanks to everybody who set up a show, provided us with food, drinks, beds and listened to our bad jokes. And everybody who came to the shows. This trip wouldn’t have been possible without you!
Real people, real love! Peace!
March 15, 2013
URPF LANZE / GONZALEZ & STEENKISTE TOUR 2013 featuring FATHER SLOOW’s bazaar of color, sound & poetry
April 1 – Amsterdam – Occii (w/ Terrie Ex, Raoul v/d Weide, George Hadow Trio) (doors: 15pm)
April 2 – Würzburg – The Cairo
April 3 – Berlin – O’Tannenbaum
April 4 – Prague – Pecen Abrambora
April 6 – Stuttgart – Ffus Wagon
Tour poster made by Mr. Gonzalez.
February 2, 2013
The fine people of the mighty SicSic Tapes just released a new Sylvester Anfang II tape called “Van Stekene Tot Zomergem”. Forty minutes of wailing guitars, tripped out bongos, swirling organs and demented vocals. Artwork done by Johannes Schebler.
You can stream the complete album or download the tracks for whatever price you think they’re worth on the SicSic Tapes Bandcamp.
December 14, 2012
Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda (Journey In Satchidananda [1997 Remaster])
Jack Rose – Now That I’m A Man Full Grown II (June 18, 2009 at the Athenaeum, Fredericksburg, VA)
The Black Twig Pickers & Steve Gunn – Old Strange (Natch 1)
Larry Rise – Listen Sister (Here’s Sunshine)
Jonuzi Me Shoket – Traditional Kaba Improvisation (Albanian Village Music)
Hala Strana – Threshing Floor (Fielding)
C.O.B. – Scanky Black Farmer (Kent Live)
Yves Rensonnet & The Wireless Waves – Roky Roky (7 inch)
Pelt – Wings Of Dirt (Effigy)
Abdel Hadi Halo & The El Gusto Orchestra Of Algiers – Ya L’Quadi (Music Is Your Radar – Honest Jon’s compilation)
November 11, 2012
“Through The Mountain” is the title of the new González & Steenkiste tape that just came out today on Feathered Coyote Records. It’s and aural excursion through the body of a massive living piece of land. Artwork by Ernesto González. Peace to Ulrich! You can preview the complete tape below or order your physical copy straight from the label.
November 11, 2012
To celebrate the release of the new González & Steenkiste tape “Through The Mountain” on Feathered Coyote Records G & S played a live set at Kinky Star Radio. Thanks to Pieter-Jan De Coen for inviting us and to Simon Vander Beken for recording and mixing the session. You can check out the complete session here: