Here it is in all its droning glory: Craters. Press play and get carried away into infinity. Maybe the gorgeous cover art by Maria Louceiro can help you a bit with that!
Craters is available on CD and LP and can be ordered through our own Bandcamp. You can also just swing by the Consouling Sounds website to grab your copy.
Our intense Roadburn-set will be released October 3rd on cassette by Roadburn Records. The amazing artwork was done by the talented Loulou & Tummie.
It feels good to do this as we were very happy with the performance and the atmosphere at the Cul de Sac that night. Did you miss it or do you want to re-live the experience? No problem, as you can stream / pre-order the whole thing right away. Just click here or press play down below. Enjoy!
KRISHNA is the ongoing collaboration between experimental techno producer Drvg Cvltvre and us. Our debut album ‘Ascend To Nothing’ (how jolly!) will be out July 22nd on the great Silken Tofu label.
“Ascend to Nothing picks you up and throws you into the vortex of the ever-growing cosmos. Let’s get lost in the void forever.”
Of course you can stream / pre-order the whole thing right away. Just click here or stream down below.
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After finishing the last show of 2015 w/ GALG at the Onderbroek we realized how exceptionally good 2015 was for us.
What could possibly top a Spanish/Portuguese tour with our buddies from Orthodox as a start of the year? If that wasn’t enough, we just did it again in the UK in September. It was a blast to tour with these guys and you should definitely pick up their new album. 100% KILLER!
Another highlight was to team up with Sten Ove Toft for a limited 7″ lathe cut for the always brilliant Utech Records. Fortunately for us, this also led to two really great shows: one at UTECH RECORDS MUSIC FESTIVAL III all the way in Milwaukee. The other was a bit closer to home, namely the excellent INCUBATE FESTIVAL.
And now we’re touching the topic of collaboration: Sten wasn’t the only one we’ve had the pleasure of working with. What to think of the live set we did with experimental doom-techno guru DRVG CVLTVRE at the Valkhof Festival this year (see video below)?
Or Belgian guitar-wizard DIRK SERRIES, who appeared on two records alongside us this year: SLUIMER (also with Martina Verhoeven on bass) and ENDLESS VOIDS (also with Rutger Zuydervelt, Colin Webster, Peter Johan Nyland, Thomas Ekelund and Steven Vinkenoog).
In some cases, the collaboration was about something bigger than just the music we play. Like with the New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz compilation, which hopefully showed what can happen when 4 like-minded bands are working together. Or the And Suddenly Everything, Absolutely Everything, Was There compilation that was put together by Chris Elmore to financially support the Utech family after losing Kim Utech to breast cancer. The compilation is still available and donations are still regularly made to the Utech Family.
All these gigs and releases would almost make you forget that Czech-based DIY label Obsedante released the Dietary Restrictions tape, which is a live recording of the gig we did with Nick Millevoi in Berlin during our 2013-tour. Or that PRIME saw a re-release on both CD and tape by Gaffer Records and Smithsfoodgroup DIY, respectively.
Despite all these collaborative efforts, Dead Neanderthals is still a duo in its core and our Worship The Sun album is the testament of that. We were honored to work with Relative Pitch Records on this and we hope you enjoy the album as much as we do.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to see us, every band we shared the stage with, every person who bought a t-shirt, patch, CD, cassette or LP. Every reviewer, interviewer and fan who helped to spread the putrid gospel of Dead Neanderthals. Thanks to all the promoters who booked us to play at their venue, supported us by promoting the gig and let us crash at their place. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Last but certainly not least: a big thank you to Marlon Wolterink and his White Noise Studio. Marlon always makes sure that our records sound excellent (when he records them) or sound less bad (when we record ourselves).
See you in 2016!
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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.
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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