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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Wretch, scoundrel, louse, rotter

Before Kreng [Pepijn Caudron] became a Boomkat superstar of the moment with the excellent L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu on Miasmah (sample 'compilation' below), he was dealing in a dark Kammerflimmer/Bohren/Kilimanjaro-ish post-jazz. He may still be, though his MySpace suggests otherwise:

"Kreng started as a strictly sample-based project, working with sounds from various sources: free-jazz, first generation electronics, improv, classical modernism, vintage ethnomusical fieldrecordings, etc... The project mutated into a cinematic, theatrical device that has been used by various film and theater directors. Kreng scored more that 20 theatre- & danceproductions, most of them produced by the Belgian theatre-company Abattoir Fermé"

Anyway, the best expression of this other guise is the fine freebie EP, Pleiades. Four moody sisters' worth - AlcyoneAsteropeCelaeno Merope

archive.org also has a less successful EP, Zomer: overall, too much Spanish guitar & not enough squawk for these ears - though the vampish Kamer does its best to rectify that imbalance & both Daver & Zavel have their moments...

Oh, & here's a taste of L'Autopsie's decaying classicism > Autopsies (LMYE hack)

Bonus: wonderful Julien Neto track from a celebratory Miasmah compilation - Lighted Apartment - back when it was a pure netlabel > Fascination pour les oeuvres mineures

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