“Simply put–if you’re a free jazz fan that hasn’t heard Molar Wrench, you’re fucking up”
Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“With its intelligent abstraction this collaboration is the nearest to ‘Trout Mask Replica’ this generation is gonna get…Love it!”
Dayz Of Purple And Orange
“You may feel the need to stock up with antibiotics and painkillers before giving this unearthly evil crew a listen…”
A Jazz Noise
“Veel, veel heftiger en efficiënter dan de flauwe boel die dezer dagen ook al het ‘noiserock’-label opgekleefd krijgt”
“sounds like a medieval forge where the workers are doing frantic overtime”
Ears For Eyes
“This is a stunning, and sometimes sinister, collaboration which brings together the experimental blast of the UK’s Sly & The Family Drone and the beyond border free jazz of Dead Neanderthals”
“these two crews lock together like the pieces of a dank Lego sculpture”
We Need No Swords
“a melange of clamorous, ultra-hyped parping horns, sonorous lowed drone and is dominated by truly frenzied, cacophonous bent. Circuits fizz and hum while the percussion thrashes and crashes arrhythmically, throwing the listener around with reckless abandon a rollercoaster of tempestuous sonic mania”
“cataclysmic, cacophonic, and utterly, mind-bendingly brilliant”
One of the best albums of the first half of 2017 according to the The Quietus
Molar Wrench is OUT NOW on Hominid Sounds.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.
Molar Wrench is the collaborative album of Sly & The Family Drone, Colin Webster and us. Psychedelic noise rock for the masses! And… damn, that cover art by Ian Watson is pretty!
Molar Wrench is available on gorgeous transparent blue vinyl and can be ordered through our own Bandcamp. You can also just swing by the Hominid Sounds Bandcamp to grab your copy.
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.
“Highly recommended split”
Merchants Of Air
“Kokke en Webster blazen zich een beroerte, terwijl Aquarius de boel samen houdt”
Gonzo (circus) #135
The split 7″ w/ Sly And The Family Drone is OUT NOW on God Unknown Records.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.
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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.
Posted in Big stuff, Dead Neanderthals, Dirk Serries, Fantoom, Martina Verhoeven, Record, Review, Sluimer, Studio, The New Wave Of Dutch Heavy Jazz, vinyl