Johnny’s of the synthbebouwing, nozems of the lintjazz, nerds of the stoepdisco: it was nice to sit in the twisted universe of Beraadgeslagen.
Beraadgeslagen remained years to simmer in the imaginative hobby rooms and sweaty basements. But after an ep and the brand new debut album Duizeldorp is the crazy marriage between a Stuff-drummer Lander …
Beraadgeslagen remained years to simmer in the imaginative hobby rooms and sweaty basements. But after an ep and the brand new debut album Duizeldorp is the crazy marriage between a Stuff-drummer Lander Gyselinck and De Beren Gieren-pianist Fulco Ottervanger more and more Serious.
Now yes, in the albumvoorstelling in the sold-out trade Fair, there were still enough corners to their urban fantasietjes good square to run. In times of bite-sized streamingblokjes and geföhnde radiopop is that a compliment: it is pleasing to hear that feels like.
And life did the Ghent-based duo. As always, facing each other seated, in the middle of the room, as two boys in a playground with their more awkward vests from the thrift store. The public was allowed to accompany me in the laboratory, but it was Ottervanger and Gyselinck that the toys demanded. Continually, they went into dialogue and they challenged each other.
After a dreamy intro and a synthpopjam covered with a layer of Jan Hammer and a slice of Miles Davis, turned, Ottervanger and Gyselinck Bikini is inside out. Gyselinck stroked and dabbed, brushed with the right hand, the sheets and left the keys and sampler, single stick between the teeth. Ottervanger won the weirde synthklanken and bass from his three keyboards and effectbakjes. Sometimes childlike, sometimes with a leaning hiphopbeat à la J Dilla, sometimes beside it, often right on, but always with a deep rattling groove. Grindbuffel seemed to be the tune of Beverly Hills Cop, but with one leg onderuitgeschopt.
Between the capricious Waltz and the shady stoombootfunk of Duizeldorp jumped the ‘radiohitje’ Isabellade out with his warm r&b vibe. A pop song with head and tail, sure enough. Charlotte Adigéry of WWWater was not there at her party to sing, so did Ottervanger it yourself, with that disarming wankelheid of Beraadgeslagen.
Of a building permit to David Lynch
The same Ottervanger made of Deinze , the absurd literary performance on the provincial Belgium by a piece of legislation about building permits in the sample. While Gyselinck him constantly onderuithaalde with wufte breaks and samples, ended, the list of ‘Aalst’ to ‘Zoutleeuw’ – by a fan between Stockhausen experiment, and the taalspielerei of Drs. P.
Their beloved ‘hobbyigheid’ was never far away. During a freely basgitaarmoment of Ottervanger saw Gyselinck his chance for his hat to restore. Just in time for the christmas music on his David Lynch of Nedersteprock with fierce zeppeliaanse drumrolls piece to and save by Eminem sampled drumbreak in adhesives.
Like our country, an equally surreal as intriguing aaneenschakelijking of roller shutters, driveways and steenwegen, as did the untamed fusion of Beraadgeslagen flipping, become dizzy and dancing.
BERAADGESLAGEN – Seen on 11 december at the Handelsbeurs, Ghent