April 22, 2014
Thanks to Sietse Van Erve for inviting me (and posting these vids) and the whole SOTU festival crew and crowd for the nice experience!
April 14, 2014
Hellvete will be celebrating Easter with 2 shows:
Both shows are afternoon gigs. The show at Wool-E-Shop starts at 18h, the one at SOTUfestival starts at 16h at The Budapest venue.
March 1, 2014
Super happy to announce that the new Hellvete album, titled “Ode”, is out now on Deep Distance.
Many thanks to Dom for making this happen and to Ivan for the gorgeous artwork.
Eternal love to Evy for standing the day in and day out rumble coming out of the Sint-Denijs HQ.
Deep Distance is releasing the new LP from Glen Steenkiste‘s HELLVETE project. Arguably best known as one of the founding members of Belgian collective; the incredible Sylvester Anfang and it‘s SAII recent incarnation. “Ode“ is his third LP following previous, always amazing, sold out cassettes, cdrs and wax on labels as diverse as Kraak, Sloow Tapes, Funeral Folk, Blackest Rainbow and SicSic tapes to name but a few.
“Ode“ continues Glen‘s recent slant towards longer compositional pieces with 2 sidelong drones, which in his own words “document the ongoing search for sustained notes, flickering overtones and blissful environments”.
Recorded prior to his last LP “ Sint-Denijs” in 2011 and is “in praise to all things that bring and inspire great joy. A quest for focus in an impulse overloaded age. Like a weaver combining all the yarns into one delicate woven lace”.
A beautiful LP on both the ear and the eye- wonderful sleeve art and an edition of 300 only on ultra clear vinyl. Expected to move fast, as per previous output for label and artist.
Order: Deep Distance
February 23, 2014
You can now grab the latest episode of the “Droomharmonium” saga from SoundCloud.
February 4, 2014
two shows are coming up in February. If you’re around and you want to make room for head space. Turn on! Tune in! Dream out!
- 27/02/2014 – Hellvete – @Cinépalace, Kortrijk (B) (w/ Marteleur, Helved Rüm)
Check out this great song from the “Rajasthan Street Sounds” 2lp – Out soon on Sublime Frequencies.
December 9, 2013
Some footage from the Gonzalez & Steenkiste show at the Sign Of 4 event at OffOffCinema made by Patrick Baele.
November 19, 2013
Hellvete / Jake Blanchard
Hellvete is Glen Steenkiste (Gonzalez & Steenkiste, Sylvester Anfang), here we have 3 distinctly different tracks, ranging from delicate percussion, zoned out drones and banjo plucking. It’s impossible not to get lost in this music, long tracks of sustained drones with subtle textures and layers building and fading.
This is the second release from Jake after his debut on Feathered Coyote. Often using hand made instruments Jake weaves blissful drones with primitve rhythm and melody at times harmonious and euphoric giving way to distorted and dissonant.
Limited to only 75 copies with artwork by Jake Blanchard on pro-dubbed cassettes.
November 6, 2013
A couple of Hellvete and Gonzalez & Steenkiste shows are lined up in the next couple of weeks. Come and join for a beer and a head nod if you’re around.
23/11/2013 – Gonzalez & Steenkiste – Den Bogaard, Geel (B) (w/ screening: Tony Conrad/Charlemagne Palestine ‘More Aural Symbiotic Mysteries from BELGIE’ by Jef Mertens. Concert: The Holydrug Couple, Rivercrest)
26/11/2013 – Hellvete – Bonnefooi, Brussels (B) (w/ Urpf Lanze)
30/11/2013 – Hellvete – Los Perros Calientes, Gent (B) (w/ Kolja Aertgeert presents Lapscheure, Ruben De Somer with Peter de Koning)
07/12/2013 – Gonzalez & Steenkiste – Art cinema OffOff, Gent (B) (w. Köhn, Transsonic Knocking Down, Hybryds)
14/12/2013 – Hellvete – De Zwarte Engel, Etikhove (B) (w/Bird People)
27/02/2014 – Hellvete – @Cinépalace, Kortrijk (B) (w/ Marteleur)