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.
“an absolute blast”
“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”
“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.
“greater than the sum of its parts”
“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!.
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.
“This is one of the records of the year”
“Wat rest is deze conclusie: Dead Neanderthals is geniaal”
“Endless Voids is both a wonderful artefact for those who were present at the original show and a fantastic record in its own right”
“Intrigerend, verrassend en uitpuilend van schoonheid”
Gonzo (circus) #128
“De perfecte drone”
“an excellent vibrant drone piece”
Vital Weekly #995
“een tachtig minuten durende trip waarvoor de grove metaforen bovengehaald moeten worden”
Endless Voids is OUT NOW on Alone Records.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.
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First of all: thanks to Keith for having us at Utech Records Music Festival III. It was great to hang out with all the great bands and to perform together with Sten Ove Toft! Talking about Sten Ove Toft, we made an exclusive track for Utech Records that was released on a very limited one-sided 7″ lathe cut to celebrate 10 years of Utech Records. The track is called Hollow and can be streamed / downloaded here or by clicking play below
We took an extremely limited number of 7″es with us on the plane, so if you want to buy a copy from us: act fast!
The other gig we did at Elastic Arts in Chicago was also fantastic. Check out the great review of the event right here.
The Endless Voids release is a bit more problematic. Before our trip to the States we received both 2CD and 2LP versions, however the 2LP version was fucked up at the plant. We’re resolving the issue at this very moment and will keep you updated on the status of the 2LP. The 2CD version looks and sounds great and can be ordered through our Bandcamp.
Last but not least, we’re planning a ton of shows for the fall. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows in your area.
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Some tough news on the Endless Voids release: we hit a slight delay!
Reason for this delay is basically what you can call the vinyl apocalypse, which is induced by Dire Straits reissues and Record Store Day. Read more about it here.
We will extend the pre-order (and accompanying lower pricing) until June 6th. New release date is June 6th, so the wait is almost over!
Thanks for your patience,
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