Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ballroomquartet - Surfing Sufi (Belgium 2004) [AvantProg] @320

Ballroomquartet is a unique Belgian band with an exceptional sound and unusual instrumentation. The eccentric combination of classical and traditional instruments with electronics and effects creates a dancy, original and filmic atmosphere. On stage, they're always in for musical experimentation. Energy, virtuosity and sensitivity are the key words. Their two full-albums, Surfing Sufi (2004) and Soundmanifest (2007), got some very good press reviews. End of November 2009 they will release their new full-album in a production of Blixa Bargeld from Einstürzende Neubauten. This band has an exceptional live reputation! You should check them out!

01 - Thera Mina
02 - (B)eat This!
03 - Doppelganger.flac
04 - The Return Of The Gyronef In Suburban London
05 - Lydic Train
06 - Escape From Perk
07 - A Night In Venice
08 - Lucinda
09 - Mighty Mouse
10 - Exit
11 - Jan Mijne Man (Ballroom remix)
12 - Surfing Sufi

Andries Boone: Mandoline, Violon
Rony Deprins: Accordéon
Jasper Hautekiet: Contrebasse, Guitare basse
David Vertongen: Drums, Percussion
P. Van Sant: Spoken word
Tom Theuns: Sitar
Drika Boone: Violon
Paul Van Bruystegem: Guitare
Hanne Raport-Hautekiet: Backing vocals
Barbara Struys: Backing vocals
Katrien Verstreken: Backing vocals
Katrien Peeters: Violon
Aag Dereymaeker: Violon
Els Smedts: Viola
Lieve Van Look: Violoncelle
Inne Spelmans: Backing vocals


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