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VAN LUIJK, TIMO & KRIS VANDERSTRAETEN - Autour du Lac d'Asselt

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: La Scie Doree SCIE 2822
Release Year: 2023
Note: the fourth album (in 22 years!) by this creative experimental / improv duo, recordings from 2012 with a strong, slow moving 'psychedelic ambience' atmosphere, all based on acoustic instruments like flutes, various percussion elements, objects, and vintage analog synths... its like entering an ancient surrealistic film, you don\'t know whats going on at all but it's somehow mesmerizing.... - lim. 300 copies
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Timo van Luijk on the album: "Playing with Kris [Vanderstraeten] always reminds me of doing expeditions in a lake. Some kind of underwater sound fiction observing sonic creatures. This album is a live recording (28-01-2012, Kunstencentrum Belgie, Hasselt, Belgium) which to me always felt like one of the best concerts we did. As with our previous album Arrt au Lac Chimre Vincent de Roguin put his heart in editing and mixing the recordings, extending the dimensions of exploration to the deep bottom of the lake." Edition of 300.

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"Its good that, in times of an information overload and a music overload, that there are still people who know how to be selective, who know how to limit their output. The result of this is: when there is a new Timo van Luijk and Kris Vanderstaeten album, you know that its going to be quality. And I dont want to think or talk about music in terms of best because theres enough competition in this world already, but this could be the best collaborative album they made

Who are these men? If I would simplify things, I would say: Timo is the non-musician here. Someone who doesnt really master an instrument, but knows how to get interesting sounds out of any instrument. Kris on the other hand comes out of a free improv and performance art background. Hes been building and rebuilding his drum kit for all his life, adding it with all kinds of musical and non-musical objects.

Its difficult to compare what they do with other music. Maybe what Scott Foust and Klara Borecky do with Idea Fire Company. But in a way, Timo and Kris create their own bubble. Its intimisic, personal, melancholic, poetic and fragile. Its like a couple who are together in a relationship for a longer amount of time: they know when to talk, but they also know when to shut up. They know how to do things together, but they also know when they have to give each other space.

Autour du Lac dAsselt is an album that takes its time and deserves your time, and an album that knows how to be quiet and asks you to respect that.\"
[Joeri Bruyninckx / Psychedelic Baby]