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Favourite music of July 2021

Its the middle of the summer and their has been another peak in corona cases, there have been floods and heat waves, species are going extinct, the rich are getting richer, forest fires and the climate is still changing and stuff like that but fear not! I have a list of the best music of this July that can take away all your troubles. Tune in and blow all your misery away.

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Future Old People Are Wizards and Elefant split from RSD 2018

I don’t think I posted the split of these two Ghentian bands yet. Both are excellent live bands and always bring heavy and weird music, both are on bandcamp and it is very worth your time to check out their catalogue. Both are on The Big Belgian Noiserock List. 

The split Ep is called ‘TÜÜÜT’ and they just put it out on bandcamp, tune in for some weird stuff by Elefant and some heavy riffing by FOPAW.

https://www.facebook.com/abandcalledelefant/
https://www.facebook.com/FutureOldPeopleAreWizards/
http://futureoldpeople.com/
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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”

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

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

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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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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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New track ‘Lord Sleep’ by Elefant

Aaah, new sounds by the eccentric Belgian musicians! Recently they announced the new album ‘‘Konark Und Bonark’  wich will be released by 9000 records on May 11. ‘Lord Sleep’ is a hypnotizing bass track with phantasmagorical synths. (check out their previously released track below)
as a sufferer of insomnia this will be my new life soundtrack.
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First track by Elefant from new album

I have said it before, Elefant is weird, loud and truly original. As a fan from the eccentric Belgian band it makes me glad there is going to be a new album. The thing is called ‘Konark Und Bonark’ and we get the first first track ‘Wie Scharf Ist Dein Messer?’. Outlandish beebs and heavy riffs while a computer voice to finish, did i say weird? Yes, and fucking great. Out on 9000 Records-consouling (who just announced great news and music from Future Old People Are Wizards).
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