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)
September 16, 2013
September 14, 2013
August 20, 2013
The nice people of Deserted Village just released a massive benefit compilation for Tom Carter to help out with costs incurred during Tom Carter’s recovery from the illness which hospitalised him during Charalambides European tour last year. Beside tracks by personal favorites like VCO, Mike Gangloff, Bird People, Cian Nugent, Sacred Harp Singers Of Cork and many others (the list is full of great people) it features new and exclusive tracks by Sylvester Anfang II and Hellvete.
99 Tracks for a tiny 7.50 EUR!! Get on it!!!!!
August 18, 2013
July 10, 2013
Very happy to announce that “Sint-Denijs”, the second full lengt vinyl album by Hellvete, is out now on Blackest Rainbow Records.
*** 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, Crooked Tapes 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.”