Elefant released “Bejahung” on 9000 Records

Beloved Ghentian (Belgium) weirdo band Elefant released their new album “Bejahung” today on 9000 records. Their previous album was called “Konard and Bonark” and was a bit of a mishmash of different styles but mostly rock with experimental synth stuff that I very much enjoyed.

But on “Bejahung” I have the feeling the band has grown a bit. It is already clear for me on the first track “Ultra Plus Ultra” that they made a track that is more easy to listen to, catchy and it still has very heavy riffs. Like every album I love it when I can hear some weirdness or experimental stuff in it so i’m glad when the second song “Rechtschreibe” starts whith some weird synthy  sounds, yet you can recognize the sound of “Bejahung” in it, the riffs turn back and the vocals and drumming make sure they stay on the same sonic line. “Eazy” starts like Moon Duo, Oh Sees and Beak got in a fight and although the song is softer (and weirder) it still has the same dreamy trippy vibe, the vocals on this track give it an extra kick too. Probably going to grow on me and become my favourite. “Water Always Flows” is one of the recently released single and got that typical elefant sound but a bit more tender (again weird though). “Stilleben” is experimental eerie doomlike synthrock track and is a very nice track if you are depressed and want to look outside the window complaining you don’t have any friends. “Welcome to Life Sonny” is riffless and a bit soulless for me.

“Bejahung” is difficult, it is a bit of every song on the album thrown together with a bit of oriental vibes in it because why not. “The Dooor” is a slowed down synthpunk track with great basslines wich makes me move my head (wich is extremely difficult). “3-3-3” is very experimental and strange and I will need to hear it a couple times more. “A conversation in a room” is an eerie outro track and the album ends with  “My Race Race Is Better Than Your Race” wich is pretty damn cool track, it sounds like it is made in 2084 and the robot overlords are ready to take over.

“Bejahung” is a great album but it is a difficult one. The first six tracks are easier to listen to then the last 5, these are quite challenging. This album is for music fanatics, people who like to take their time to listen to an album and listen to it more then once.

Tune in, set back and enjoy, it is Elefant, it is out today, buy it here.

You can find Elefant together with a lot of belgian weirdness on “The Big Belgian Noiserock List”

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Belgian rockers The Waltz return with new single

It has been a while since we heard from the Belgian rockers The Waltz. Somewhere in 2018 they released the track “Force Publique” and in 2019 the track “Television”. Now the ban has signed to Poetwannes Records for their 2020 comeback. They have released a track called “Fear”. Tune in now and play loud.

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Elefant to release “Bejahung” this friday. Tune in for the new track/video

Their previous album “Konark Und Bonark” was a nice piece of work with a track called “Lord Sleep” wich I still play a lot. A while ago they released a new track called “Water Always Flows Down” wich showed that the band has a more normal side too. The track is a lot chiller then most of their material.

Their new track and video “Ultra Plus Ultra” is again more catchy then what we are used to but has a heavy kick to it. Tune in for “Ultra Plus Ultra” from their album “Bejahung” wich will be released this friday 24 January on 9000 Records (consouling Sounds).

You can find Elefant together with a lot of belgian weirdness on “The Big Belgian Noiserock List”

https://www.facebook.com/abandcalledelefant/

https://www.facebook.com/9000Records/

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Grotto released ‘Lantern of Gius’

The Belgian Heavy Psych/Stoner band Grotto released their new LP ‘Lantern of Gius’ on October 18. The LP is released on Stickman Records.

Their are two tracks on ‘Lantern of Gius’ each 17 minutes long and each times 17 minutes of psychedelic doom! gorgeous riffs and epic guitar solos. This LP is a nice piece of heavy psych and doom. Tune in now.

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Elefant return with new single “Water Always Flows Down”

Back in November the Belgian band Elefant released their first full LP “Konark Und Bonark” wich ended up on my end of the year list. The sound of Elefent is very difficult to put in a box, it seems they just do whatever they want and the result is quite refreshing. On their latest album you can sense that the band jumps between heavy in your face rock to weird electronic stuff, then jumbles it all together in something of a sonic goo.

Their new track is called “Water Always Flows Down” and is a more modest version of Elefant, it seems they show their sensitive side for a change. the track is taken from their upcomign album “Bejahung”.

You can find Elefant together with a lot of belgian weirdness on “The Big Belgian Noiserock List”

Tune in now.

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Allöchtöön released their self titled debut

Now and then I need heavy riffs, noiserock, fast and agressive music to keep me awake. I don’t know about you but when I’m in the car at night I just need some Slayer or Daughters or even Dying Fetus to keep me from dying of boredom. Or in the middle of the day at the most inconvenient moment I blast Girl Band mostly for myself but also to annoy others with their terrible music taste. It is sonic terror like these bands that keeps my blood flowing (and tire the people around me).

A band like Allöchtöön does that for me, it hightens my senses, making me like some kind of sonic animal chasing my tail like an idiot. So I am very happy to introduce to you the new EP by Belgian brutes Allöchtöön.  It sounds a bit like Entombed fucked Raging Speedhorn in the bum. Its fun. It is also out on cassette through Nosebleed Records

I asked my girlfriend (who hates noiserock and psych) to review this band, this is what she says: ‘This is just stupid, all this noise induces a migraine. Who the fuck listens to this, turn it off and leave me alone’.

There are about 5 good tracks on this EP so you should stop reading this nonsense and start listening to this very good debut.

now.

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Stake share video ‘Doped Up Salvations’

The Belgian band Stake (previously known as Steak Number 8) released their first new track ‘Catatonic Dreams’ since their new name. You can check out a subtitled docu about why Stake Number Eight changed their name to Stake.

Now we get the second track and video from their upcoming LP ‘Crititcal Method’. Check out the new track ‘Doped Up Salvations’.

On 1 November the new album will land on Hassle Records. Buy a copy at ZoeZoe Records.

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