Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Bear Bones, Lay Low - Vallée De Dith
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.