SCHNTZL, getting ready for take-off


Exciting times for SCHNTZL: last month they took up residency in De Brakke Grond, the Flemish Arts Center in Amsterdam, to thoroughly prepare for their full album. At the end of June, the duo went to the studio of La Patrie (Ghent), to record the result of their time in Amsterdam. The match between SCHNTZL and producer Koen Gisen was remarkable; the tracks that they produced together are exactly what Hendrik and Casper had in mind, and the album ‘schntzl’ is sure…

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Jazz in the summertime


Admittedly, the weather is not in full summer mode just yet, but that doesn’t stop our bands from firing up your festivals! Here’s an overview of the summer jazz you can seek out the next coming weeks:   11 July – Skordatura / 4AD (Diksmuide) 15 July – John Ghost / Vrijstaat O (Oostende) 20 July – Altertape / Spiegeltent (Gentse Feesten) 30 July – Alfredo / Jazzenede (Assenede) 30 July – Bestiaal / Jazzenede (Assenede) 30 July – Skordatura /…

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Uncle Wellington’s Wives releases new single The Catcher


Recently Uncle Wellington’s Wives released ‘The Catcher’. The single is produced by Filip Tanghe (Balthazar) and mastered by Frederik Dejongh (Jerboa Mastering: Eels, AKS, Balthazar). The song is an exploration of anxiety. To explore that feeling, Uncle Wellington’s Wives asked Belgian artist Sophie Doutreligne to paint the artwork. Designer Giel Dedeurwaerder created a claustrophobic space to film an enigmatic video, directed by the bands loyal video maker Hannes Bruyneel (Milow).

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Praise and press for John Ghost’s “For A Year They Slept”


The first round of release concerts is behind us: John Ghost’s debut album For A Year They Slept (for sale via Consouling Sounds) has officially won high acclaim from both audiences and press. Pictures from the first release at Rataplan (Antwerp) can be found here, and their successful concert at Kraakpand (Handelsbeurs Concertzaal) was also caught on camera. The album has convinced many a critic. We’ll give you a quick overview of the reviews so far (in Dutch): Jazzmozaïek: “For A Year They Slept…

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“Empty the Headbin”, so there is room for reviews!


Last Thursday, Skordatura Punkjazz Ensemble presented their blue baby, “Empty the Headbin”, at the Handelsbeurs Concertzaal, leaving both audience and critics in an enthusiastic haze. enola writes: “For the average rock fanatic Skordatura perhaps comes with too little grip, too few instant hooks. For the average jazz lover, on the other hand, it might be a bit too capricious. But with this album the band gives the impression not to be bothered too much with ‘average’. There is no denying…

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