THIS SATURDAY NOV 12 IN MECHELEN!

November 10, 2021

gr'Ambachting with claire rousay and Xaxi + finissage "1000 Ogen "by Erwin Van Looveren

OFFICE SOUNDINGS #1: Wormhole Mindset

October 25, 2021

The first instalment of our new procrastinatory series (?) presenting what we listened to/trolled each other with at KRAK HQs in recent times. Upskirt cumbias, wheezing improvisations, literally prepared banjos, Franco-Chilean folk covers, teenage bedroom tracks and some Freddie Gibbs to help swallow them bureaucratic pills.

KRAAK FESTIVAL 2021 IN PICTURES

October 05, 2021

Rocking bolts, fanfare tents, watery sounds & sights and a whole lotta groovin' ~ a look back at this year's festival's sights and moods, as captured by the inimitable Hans van der Linden.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Simon Van Honacker

September 30, 2021

As a symbol of gatherings past and the voices that trailed behind them, Simon Van Honacker's setting up his installation Tempo In Vlaanderen for anyone to visit/get lost in mentally and sonically in the Het Bos courtyard. Ambient characters and trademarked organic symphonies are just a ghost braderie away ~ ~ ~



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Spuk Disk

September 30, 2021

Rounding up the performer parade are lathe utopians Spuk Disk. A spaced-out spazzed-out medley of cuts and beats bouncing from three corners of the room and lasting till who knows to end the festival in all flyness. New stuff will be tried out to melt limbs and heads all the way to the bus!



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: soccer Committee

September 29, 2021

Mariska Baars, aka soccer Committee, is back after a hiatus of a decade-plus. Delicate yet deeeep guitar singings and a yearning for simpler moments with nature will affect those sitting or standing around sC's tender siren's songs. Catch her on Saturday ~ THIS SATURDAY!



KRAAK FESTIVAL 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Cassis Cornuta

September 29, 2021

The bad first: Pierre Elitair will sadly not make it to the festival due to health complications. But here's the good: his comrade in crimes Daniel De Botanicus has gracefully stepped up to close the Friday night ceremonies with a multi-synth set for the ages as his Antwerp-renonwned alter ego Cassis Cornuta. KORGING TIMES AHEADDD.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Million Brazilians

September 28, 2021

Settling into the dusk, we'll find the mysterious outfit known as Million Brazilians. Coming from the rocky mists of Maine, Grant Corum, Suzanne Stone and a rotating cast of fellow sound seekers bring their strangely transcendant improvisations and supernaturally-tinged visions to our KRAAKed out spot in the Schelde.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Michèle Bokanowski

September 27, 2021

We're thrilled to welcome Michèle Bokanowski, a mostly unsung heroine of the electroacoustic slate whose works have been thankfully rediscovered and republished in recent years. Her visionary compositions vary from the melodically ambient to the utterly abstract, effecting and affecting aurally and sensorially. A real treat, and also an occasion to see her artistic and life partner Patrick Bokanowski's work!



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Le Diable Dégoûtant

September 27, 2021

Picking up the pace for the KRAAK Fest Focus Fest, here's Pauline Marx, aka Le Diable Dégoûtant all the way from the deep recesses of Brittany's lore. Witchy incantations from a half-woman half-creature from the woods are in store as the twilight sets on ye attendees ale-lit faces.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Heta Bilaletdin

September 24, 2021

Surfing on the waves of her album release announcement, we're happy to present Heta Bilaletdin as one of the many shining beams at this year's KRAAK Festival ✨ Heavy HEAVY bass and sparkling squirrely sound snackies, and an exclusive FIRST DIBS at her amazing debut Nauhoi next Friday!



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Justine Grillet

September 23, 2021

Justine Grillet is no stranger to Antwerp's art spaces, as she has been exhibiting and playing music consistently for the past year and more (?!). Keeping to her home turf, she'll be opening this year's KRAAK Fest with her dreamlike soundscapes straight out of a magically woodsy RPG game ✨



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: JD & THE CC

September 22, 2021

Jon Dunbar, an enigmatic Greek with a free-floating group of Cheese Chandeliers, came into our hive radar through the scrambling chaos of internet shares. Going through his all-over-the-place discography, our hive minds promptly fizzled upon getting a load of his strange, nihilistic jams tinged with crude pop allusions which, at the end of the day, spell out some damn good times. Also: A KRUT BE UPCOMING.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Elisabeth Klinck

September 21, 2021

Belgium's got some young talent, and violinist Elisabeth Klinck is kicking proof of that. After a stint on our TOTAL STOOGE FM FEST, we got her back for an in-da-flesh performance at this year's KRAAK Fest for a soaring intimate set in Het Bos's exhibition space. Let them violins roar up in space:



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Ilpo Numminen

September 20, 2021

Proceeding with the proceedings, we have the ultra slick melodies and fashion statements of Finland's Ilpo Numminen. One of that land's premier syntheads, he'll be running some test flights at our KRAAK fest for a nighttime set of cosmic deliriums to send us all into the space lands of our mindddddddds.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Foudre Rockeur

September 18, 2021

Now here's some honest to goodness rock n roll: Foudre Rockeur, these self-appointed demons of rock, are the collision of Mr Marcaille and a group of residents from the Pôle Habitat ADAPEI in Widranges. Together they blast out forthright jams that need no words be chanted along with.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: EC Band

September 17, 2021

As the fermenting grounds for freshly-baked and potentially heart stirring projects, KRAAK fest is always game for taking those changes, espcially when it's from one from our favorite KRAMP and New York multi-instrumentalist Luke Calzonetti. As EC Band, they take us to woozy territories through dark guitar meanderings. Dusky Friday night music comin' your way.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Dominique Grimaud

September 16, 2021

Here at the KRAAK HQ we developed a big heart for legendary French underground dweller Dominique Grimaud's warped rehashings of sixties psychedelia on his 19 Feedbacks album ~ a fitting soundtrack for those jarring and surreal months of confinement. Made sense then to have the man himself over for this year's fest to spill out his looping electronic experiences, augmented by Veronique Vilhet's hypnotic drumming. Strange jams for times that never cease to be strange!



KRAAK Festival 2021 Highlights: Cucina Povera

September 14, 2021

Continuing the KRAAK Festival focus is Maria Rossi aka Cucina Povera, whose music drips with an enchanted melancholia that is impossible not to be affected by. Here she shares with us a special video made for one of the tracks from her latest album ~ let the swooning begin.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Container

September 14, 2021

We're proud to present the heads and sounds of this year's KRAAK Festival in Het Bos 🥴 First off, weird techno legend Container and his demented bangers to have you bouncing off your chair and into head-melting sonic stratospheres!!



Zondag Acht Dagen is back!!!

September 08, 2021

This Sunday we're back in Ghent's De Koer for a sunny (if not in weather at least in spirit!) afternoon filled with jammings of all sorts, criss-crossing our tiny land with some of the finest acts gracing the local-ish scene.



KRAAK Festival 2021 at Het Bos

July 07, 2021

New location and exceptionally in the fall ~ because we couldn't get through this year without it (fingers still crossedddd). See you in the forest by the Schelde, more info soon! Line up and links hereunder:



Ignatz(less) Beachside Release Jam pics

June 23, 2021

Our return to shows with a sweet Pleasure Island collab, featuring ladr.ache, Annelies Monseré & Floris, doggies and seagulls and the Oostend surf. Pictures by Victor Van Wassenhove.



New website!

June 22, 2021

Kraak.net has shed its previous skin and is ready for a fresh decade. With new categories and other clickable things!