Good news! We have a new album coming up called ‘The Depths’. The album was recorded in a 100 meter, full concrete tunnel in our hometown Nijmegen with Otto and René each on one end of the tunnel.
Watch the gorgeous short documentary by Dick van Aalst to get a better idea on how we recorded this album.
AIRHEAD from Dick van Aalst on Vimeo.
You can now pre-order the CD directly from our Bandcamp and receive an instant download of the track ‘Glimpse’. Click here or stream/pre-order down below in the embedded player.
The Depths will be released August 18th
“die irrsinnigste halbe Stunde Roadburn, die ich bisher erlebt habe”
“Buiten de lijntjes kleuren, opvallen en nog ijzersterk uit de hoek komen ook”
“Kokke is particularly relentless with the discordant wailing he squeezes out of his horn while the drum barrage pays particular homage to ‘60s underground jazz”
The Live At Roadburn 2016 cassette is OUT NOW on Roadburn Records.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.
Super cool, The Needle Drop, one of our personal favorites, reviewed the new Krishna album!
Anthony thinks it’s “UFO JAZZ”
Skip to around 2:50 to see the review.
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.
“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”
“Sluimer is a sound-poem”
The Free Jazz Blog
“Een verkennende zoektocht tussen vier gelijkwaardige muzikanten die blijft verbazen”
The #3 album of 2015 according to Opduvel
“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.
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