Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bear Bones, Lay Low - Vallée De Dith

(K-RAA-K)³, 2009

Been getting way into the Belgian sound recently; Silvester Anfang/ Sylvester Anfang II, Ignatz, this and the whole (K-RAA-K)³ nexus. Not to forget Dolphins Into The Future and the ilk too, but new new age synth stuff has been in the background to the rough & tumble psych rockers the last few days. Guys sure know how to jam for such a notoriously underwhelming country (from what I can tell the rumors are unsubstantiated and just a product of mainline Brit arrogance). Actually a few countries known for little great contemporary music, i.e. France, have demonstrated sublime underground acts recently (well maybe just Natural Snow Buildings). Nothing of course like the constant stream of material pouring out of the US and UK. And Belgium did have Front 242 (shuddup they count for me). Anyways who cares about port of origin, these are some solid psych-drone tunes with a kind of tack that's somewhere between really stoned Neu! tracks and Steven R. Smith. Some Sunroof!-style sunshine arpeggios here as well. A lovely mind-bender.


1 comment:

J-Pinho said...

well...being from Belgium I can assure you that you Brits spilling your guts out over our country is becoming quite annoying. Ultimatly we will take over your island by force, and arrest Tony Blair (among others).

Nevertheless... Great Blog!

PS. if you're into psych/Kraut you should check out 'Cosmic Trip Machine' (also from Belgium).You can dl their album for free on their site.