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KRAAK festival 2010

Bong (UK), The Doozer (UK), Pens (UK), The Wolf, Death & The Acorn (NL), Dolphins into the Future (BE), Yoshi Wada (JP), Peaking Lights (US), Morphogenesis (UK), Strapping Fieldhands (US), Voice of the Seven Thunders (UK), Donato Epiro (IT), The Homosexuals (UK), Bill Orcutt (US), Bugskull (US), Films
Sat. 06 March 2010
Netwerk / Centre for Contemporary Art, Aalst
doors: 15:00

For its twelfth edition KRAAKfestival moves the cult from Brussels to Aalst. From 2010 on Netwerk and KRAAK organize the festival in co-production. Just like previous years, the festival offers a selection of new and experimental music. Spread over two


A sitar! Just what the doom genre needed. Bong from Newcastle were probably not the first ones realizing this, but they were definitely the first ones who weren’t too stoned to actually make it happen. Downercore mantras, hazy vocals from a faraway pla

The Doozer

The British acid folk tradition gave birth to a new child. It happened in Cambridge, heavily bewitched by psychedelic spirit of Syd Barrett. The Christian name was Simon Loynes, but this was soon transformed this into The Doozer. Loynes' music breaths

The Wolf, Death & The Acorn

The Wolf, Death & The Acorn was founded by a group of international students of Rietveld academy in Amsterdam. Their sonic exorcism hovers between the Kate Bush amazons and the mushroomhouse of Spires That In The Sunset Rise. This big band gave bir

Dolphins into the Future

With micro music labels such as Imvated, Dutch Beer and Taped Sounds, Lieven Martens became one of the key players in the Belgian experimental underground. Dolphins Into The Future is his own musical outlet in which he gives new life to the New Age gen

Yoshi Wada

Yoshimasa Wada joined the Fluxus movement in 1968 after meeting George Maciunas. Like many of his minimalist peers, hewas thaught by Indian master Pandit Pran Nath. Until the late eighties he composed impressing drone pieces that influenced a whole new

Peaking Lights

Indra Dunis and Aaron Coynes founded Peaking Lights after the split of Dunis’ band Numbers (KRAAK festival 2003). Peaking Lights are a splendid DIY project that incorporates different styles such as ’70 sci-fi, kraut rock, dub, noise and smooth pop mus


In 1984 Morphogenesis started off as a group of musicians performing mostly pieces by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Christian Wolff. Slowly they evolved to an idiosyncratic electro acoustic vehicle, focusing mainly on improvisation. 25 years lat