2nd edition of the joined effort of Het Bos and KRAAK — a.k.a The Gathering of Trans-Medial Publishers. The mini festival/label market crossbreeds dadaïsm performance, gesamtkunstwerk and record fair. Once the definition of a release was restrained by its physical nature — as LP, CD or tape. Nowadays the definition of a sound carrier has been endless times rethought in form, content and object. Music labels release books or virtual records, publishers release LP’s and mixtapes, or transcribed compositions, labels become concert organizers and vice versa.
Audio Visuals Atmosphere
Mutual Extermination Club
No Basement Deep Enough
Pacific City Sound Visions
Psykick Dancehall recordings
Risiko Press / Für Dich Verlag
Phil Struck is a visual and recording artist from Hamburg, mainly working with experimental and minimal (post)industrial ambient sound. He creates abstract, atmospheric soundscapes with occasional jazzy figures and atonal interventions. His was released by Quiet Time Tapes and LL.M. and with the last cassette NNO (2018) for Ana Ott. A passionate record collector himself, together with sound and performance artist Konstantin Bessonov, he runs the label/platform STOFFE.
Joe Colley, a.k.a Crawl Unit, is American visual artist and composer.
With No Way In for Glistening Examples, he announces his long-waited return to the music creation. The latest of his sound abounds with intimate dilemmas and complex contemplations about the human condition. A great explorer of the possibilities and phenomenology of sound through multimedia productions and field recordings, Colley proposes a unique, highly immersive sonic experience.
He is the founder of the label Povertech Industries.
Brussels-based Frere Tuck improvises with a range of instruments and vocals in his immediate sonic environment. In a manner of abandoning any sense of control, he allows multiplied sonic realities and acoustic agencies to emerge and clash into genuine synesthetic universe: a surreal, more-than-human dreamland.
His dissolving ambient sound opens up for undistinguished and unknown, with sparkling electronics, everyday objects, odd onomatopoeic samples, to dashes of neoclassical minimal.
NEW ROOT CANAL is Rufus Mich from Antwerp. His music is closest to party wave impro electronica of a sort, with quite unpredictable set of performed and sampled voices, sound disturbances, drones and noises. Synth manipulations with glitchy dance tunes align with low frequencies and recorded sound sources.
Moving and moodswinging obscurity. Together with Johann Kauth, Frederic Verlinden and Kris Cuylits he’s running a new venue in Antwerp called Forbidden City.
The musical palette-perge I didn't know I needed, a demasculinised anti-rock ear reset — The Wire
The New Wave experimental noise taking over England. Gravitating towards absurdist performance, Guttersnipe’s guitar, drum and synths are their tools to make explosive and brain melting noise. Their music performance is lead by the idea of ‘extreme music that would be enjoyed or created by non-humans’.
Charalambides’ members Tom & Christina Carter have been exploring their mystical-psych-folk-ish rock style since 1991. Finding their way through the flux of American desert underground, they remained consistent in highly personal and (self)transformative music expression. Based in Houston, Charalambides has released many recordings on labels like Siltbreeze, kranky & Wholly Other.
A self-titled 2LP is forthcoming on Drawing Room in 2018.
Christophe Clébard is a disco punk wave musician from Brussels. Recalling the punishing groove of Martin Rev and Suicide, the music he makes puts the listener into a trance and sends one on a dark psychic odyssey. His solo performance is pinned around brutal keyboard operations and vocal extravaganza in mother-tongue French. His last release is 7’’ split with Carrageenan by Swallowing Helmets.