On June 22, a new slab of wax by Hellvete will see the light of day. This time it is a split 10″ with Luster, released by Morc Records and pressed on high quality vinyl, on an edition of 130.

This is what the label has to say about it:

“on one side, we have Hellvete – the belgian dronemaster that impressed us with an ongoing series of longform drones, mostly based on one instrument. here, the central role is reserved for the organ. should please everyone who is interested in monolithic soundsculptures. impressive, straightforward and mindcleaning.

the other side is reserved for the debut of Luster – a collective of musicians from ghent,, with cao Annelies Monseré and members of Edgar Wappenhalter, Joe Speeboat and Mote.On this ep, their track is a long version of the traditional ‘are you going to leave me’. expect a fuzzy, warm and doomy take on this classic.”

You can preview and/or order the record straight from Bandcamp.

To celebrate this release, Morc Records and Į.vorėn T.øręn joined forces to put on an evening on June 22 at “In De De Ruimte” in Ghent where Luster and myself will present this new release to the world. The great people of Pandelindio and Bird People are also invited to throw in some extra bliss! And for the occasion, “Danspassen Uit Mariakerke” will put on their dancing shoes to infuse my show with some extra movement. Siked! I’m up first, so be on time!


Sterrenplaat Mix

June 5, 2016


A couple of weeks ago the fine people of the Sterrenplaten radio program asked me to compile a mix tape for them. It was aired last Friday on Radio Scorpio but you can relisten to it by hitting the mixcloud below. Here’s the playlist. Enjoy!

* Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton – And I Am Born to Die [Back Roads to Cold Mountain (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)]
* John A MacLellan, MBE – Lament For Colin Roy MacKenzie [Scottish Bagpipe Music (Smithsonian Folkways)]
* Glykeria Zoumba – Damn You Foreign Lands [“Beyond Rembetika: The Music and Dance of the Region of Epirus”( JSP)]
* Pauline Oliveros – The Beauty of Sorrow (excerpt) [Tara’s Room (Deep Listening)]
* Slavi Velev – Kitka Horo [Lost Treasures Of Bulgarian Music Vol 1 (JSP)]
* Phill Niblock – Hurdy Hurry [Touch Works, For Hurdy Gurdy And Voice (Touch)]
* Henry Flynt – Violin-Strobe [New American Ethnic Music Volume 3: Hillbilly Tape Music (Recorded)]
* Dock Boggs – Bright Sunny South [Bright Sunny South (Smithsonian Folkways)]