What about the concerts? I went to see Yeahsayer which was really stunning. I was curious how they would reproduce that sound on stage and they delivered it very well, even better than on their record which is actually rather flat in terms of sound. It was one of the many reminders that livemusic practically always has that bit of extra. It was also revealing to hear that Yeahsayer is strongly influenced by dance music.
Another great gig was Sons & Daughters from Scotland. They came to what definitely is the best venue around these parts: The orangerie at la Botanique in Brussels. But I already said that maybe a million times by now, but it’s true.
Let’s see, what else? I almost forgot, I only recently found my all time favourite DJ! And who’s that you might ask? Jazzanova came to the Make-UP club in Ghent. Not all of them but Alex Brack and what he was spinning was just simple awesome. One big trip, I must say that there wasn’t a single track that I knew or had heard before. A very adventurous exotic journey it was.
I missed out on Daniele Baldelli this time, which is a pity, but I saw Âme the week after that. Together with the very first concert of Jens Lekman in Belgium. He has a big meeting coming in the AB in Brussels, but that one was sold out. I discovered that he did a try out at Trix in Antwerp before the sold-out concert and this one wasn’t sold out. Really strange. Having the opportunity to see that guy from up close with the entire band should be more appealing to his fans but apparently not. Lucky me. Funny guy, Jens Lekman and a great musician with a fine almost all female band :-) It struck me that it sounded a bit like Belle and Sebastian.
More reports and sounds coming soon but for now it’s party time. This blog is celebrating its second anniversary! At the same time, this post is number 200! What a coincidence.
What better way to celebrate than with another mega upload. I’ve been going through me records the past few weeks (picture a laptop on a chair, a big cupboard with the hifi and a lot of wires, not so comfortable that is I must say). I will be posting some tracks by Robert Owens soon because he has a new record out. But first the old classics: I’ll be your friend and my favourite one, Tears with Mr. Fingers aka Larry Heard. There is some more disco and Italo with a couple of old reposts.
A brand new Belgian section will be coming shortly. Meanwhile you can already hear and get them on the box widget over at the bongo page. Have fun!