September 29, 2014
The “Dimly Lit” tape by González & Steenkiste that came out on Fort Evil Fruit earlier this year is sold out from the label, but Fort Evil Fruit made it available as a “name your price” download on Bandcamp. So if you missed a physical copy and you want it to transfer it from your computer to tape, chip in and support Fort Evil Fruit. All profits go to the label so they can continue to do what they do best: Swamp you with tunes that make your head explode! Do it! You want it!
Some extra persuasion from The Wire: “‘Dimly Lit’ would easily merit release on CD or vinyl“
September 12, 2014
September 10, 2014
August 29, 2014
Here is a 20 minute excerpt from the 4 hour set Simon Marius and I played last weekend in a bunker on the the Raversijde site in Ostend. Thanks to Johan for filming! Thanks to the people who came by and took the time to sit down! Thanks to Silken Tofu for inviting us to one of the coolest places where I ever had the chance of droning out!
August 15, 2014
Silken Tofu invited me to be part of the experimental program of the annual Atlantikwall Nocturne in Ostend on August 23. For this occasion Simon Marius (from the band MAAN) will join me to perform from 18pm until 22pm in one of the bunkers of the Atlantikwall Raversijde complex. Also playing are Joke Lanze (Sudden Infant) and 1000Schoen. More info can be found here. Hope to see you there!
August 5, 2014
July 9, 2014
Last month Stijn Buyst from Gonzo Circus came by with 11 songs as a guide line for an interview. You can read the result in the magazine’s July/August edition. Apperently I ended up on the cover of the magzine. Super weird, but the ego is satisfied. Happy to be in the good company of Ian Nagoski and Daniel Bach who also feature in the magzine. The magzine comes with a compilation that has an exclusive Hellvete track onit, called “Good Ol” Ritchie”. Available now from newsagents and record stores in Belgium and Holland. Or order it online here.
You can listen to the songs as a soundtrack to your reading here:
June 15, 2014
GONZÁLEZ & STEENKISTE
It has been quite some time since Ernesto and I put some energy captured on tape out there, so we both are particularly happy to share with you our new cassette album “Dimly Lit”. Its sound is a bit more sombre, tragic even, but not straying too far away from the inherent warmth of our music. Recorded under the dim light of the Smokey Room in Sint Denijs, these four improvised pieces speak of the uncertain paths we take in this cycle of our existence, like walking through fog or dark corridors, casting strange shadows in our hearts and minds. We must never lose hope in the light that is within us, no matter how faint. Magnificent artwork by Christian Schoppik, edition of 100 copies, contact Fort Evil Fruit to order!
“Though their acoustic drone is transcendental in intent, this is very physical music, achieved by constant motion – wheezing harmonium bellows, resinous violin bowing and rattling prayer bowls. The duo’s musicality and attention to tone, texture and pace make for a richly colourful listen that sounds different on every spin. Drone that’s more likely to get you punching the air than nodding off.” (Fort Evil Fruit)
May 28, 2014
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!