Fantoom – Sluimer pre-order


Big news!

We are very happy and proud to announce that A New Wave Of Jazz, sub-label of the mighty Tonefloat Records, will release Sluimer, the debut album of Fantoom on October 30th. Fantoom (Dutch for phantom) is the new band of us together with Dirk Serries (guitar) and Martina Verhoeven (double bass).

Recorded live in White Noise Studio on one of the last days of 2014, Sluimer (Dutch for slumber) is a slow moving and highly textured monolith. You can stream the album below or go to the New Wave Of Jazz Bandcamp and pre-order the album.

Sluimer reviews


“Fantoom ultimately stakes out its own particular corner of the noise-drone firmament”

“steigern und verdichten bis in die unendlichkeit”

“Sluimer is dan ook een weergaloze plaat die je niet zonder schuldgevoel voortijdig kunt afzetten”

“Juist als je denkt dat de intensiteit niet groter kan, laat het kwartet je alle hoeken van de kamer zien”

Sluimer is OUT NOW on New Wave Of Jazz.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.

Thank you Incubate

Dead Neanderthals-Midi-20150917-Herman StehouwerPhoto by Herman Stehouwer/3VOOR12 Tilburg

Incubate, you were absolutely fantastic! It was super cool to share the bill with the juggernauts Three Trapped Tigers and Shining and to share the stage with Norwegian noise trooper TOFT!

Apparently there were also quite some reviewers in the audience:

“pushing the boundaries of the mind and the flesh at once, this is where it all becomes so fucking special”
3rd Eye Magazine

“Een geweldige, intense trip waarna we uitgeput maar erg voldaan weer buiten stappen”

“Dead Neanderthals onverminderd verpletterend”
3VOOR12 Tilburg

“We hear dark jazz, some metal, some industrial, and all of it blends neatly into a ball of pure awesomeness”
Ghost Cult

“Dead Neanderthals en Toft beuken het publiek murw met een bak free noise die zeer doet aan de trommelvliezen, overdondert en nog lang nagonst”

“The Neanderthals, aided by Toft on guitar, had set up this floating, metallic drone that took MIDI’s roof off”

“one of those rare clock-stopping performances”
Resident Advisor

“Dead Neanderthals klinkt bijna sacraal vanavond”
Roar E-Zine

“The enormous drones and the pulverising nature of Otto Kokke and Rene Aquarius’s sax/drums conversations wipe many of the other bands on the bill off the map”
Drowned In Sound

“Dead Neanderthals zijn meesters in maximalisme met minimale middelen, en de explosieve noise-sabotage van Toft was perfect gecast”
Gonzo (circus)

“It was monolithic, massive, monotone, mesmerizing and merciless. This trio directly set themselves into my top-10, even surpassing Melvins”
Merchants of Air

“Het sloopt en reint je tegelijkertijd, en na dat half uur Dead Neanderthals ben ik dan ook gelukzalig kapot”
The Post Online

“The new wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz is what they call it. They are right about that”
3rd Eye Magazine (photo gallery)

“Fascinating like a car wreck and a good example of where jazz greys into hardcore but more theatre than music”
Musos Guide

“Noisey was on hand at this year’s edition to document some of the magic”
Noisey (photo gallery)

Video by the master himself: Koen Gijsbers

New album ‘Worship The Sun’ out now

Big news!

Our new full-length album Worship The Sun is out now on the amazing US-based record label Relative Pitch Records. We’re honoured to be featured in the Relative Pitch Records catalogue next to giants like Matthew Shipp, Matana Roberts, Nate Wooley, Mette Rasmussen and Chris Corsano.

Stream the entire album below or head over to our Bandcamp page to check it out.

The amazing album art was crafted by the talented Dutch designer Trashworks.
Worship The Sun - Cover

Worship The Sun reviews

Worship The Sun - Cover

“an absolute blast”
The Quietus

“A lesson in genial, improvisational mayhem”
Something Else! Reviews

“This is one of the most intense and focused duo excursions I’ve heard. Brutal yet tight and consistently fascinating throughout”
Downtown Music Gallery

“O duo holandês Dead Neanderthals tem construído uma das mais explosivas discografias na seara da improvisação livre”
FreeForm, FreeJazz

“Dead Neanderthals toont voorlopig nog geen spoor van matiging. Het blijft alles of niks. Fijn dat dit nu ook aan bod kan komen bij een van de boeiendste labels voor geïmproviseerde muziek van het moment”

“probably as close as Dead Neanderthals have come to accurately capturing on record the improvisational nature at the heart of their performance style”

“‘Worship The Sun’ is in al zijn onstuimigheid een dijk van een plaat”

“an agonising exercise in cathartic chastity”

Worship The Sun is OUT NOW on Relative Pitch Records.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.

Hollow reviews

Sten Ove Toft 7 Inch

“greater than the sum of its parts”
Invisible Oranges

“Een heftige oorspoeling”

Download the album for free (or name your price) here.
The 7″ lathe cut version of the record released by Utech Records is SOLD OUT!.

Utech family benefit compilation album

Keith Utech is a great guy. He’s super friendly, down to earth and runs Utech Records for over 10 years, thereby offering a platform to experimental bands from all over the world.

Some of you might know that his wife, Kim Utech, lost her battle against cancer on July 1st 2015, less than 3 weeks after we last saw her. We had the privilege to meet Kim twice and were deeply touched by her kindness and positivity.

Shortly after Kim’s passing, artists, musicians, music critics, and other friends and supporters of Keith Utech and Utech Records felt the need to combine their efforts to create something to benefit Keith and his children. This resulted in the 41 track, 4 1/2 hour long compilation And Suddenly Everything, Absolutely Everything, Was There. The compilation features mostly exclusive, live, and unreleased tracks. We’ve recorded the exclusive track Ouroboros for this amazing compilation.

100% of the proceeds (after Bandcamp and PayPal take their cuts) will be donated to the Utech Family Fund to assist Keith with living expenses while he takes time off to be with their children and to help with the expenses incurred while Kim was receiving treatment.

Utech Family Benefit Compilation - And Suddenly Everything, Absolutely Everything, Was There - cover