Over the last ten years, Razen have trailblazed the field of minimalist music as cartographers of the unknown, the unfelt and the (im)possible. Their latest record Ayîk Adhîsta Adhîsta Ayîk explores new terrains within the endless shadow world of the irrational and the unconscious that haunts or defines mankind. Unlike the objective inhuman transcendentalism of their previous albums, the record lays down an individual, almost classical approach, unveiling subjective emotions like fear, melancholy and fragility. It is no coincidence that the theories of Carl Gustav Jung, explorer of the collective unconscious, showed Razen the way. To set the mood, I met Kim Delcour and Brecht Ameel at the house of Wiertz, painter of the grotesque.
The Circularity of Razen