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Latest release: Stray Dogs-Wasteland i004
Stray Dogs aka Koenraad Ecker (cello, guitar, electronics) and Frederik Meulyzer (percussion, electronics)
have been on an exciting musical journey ever since their debut album 'Intangible States' (2010).
Balancing between electronica, dub and experimental music, they've constructed their own sound
universe, in which attention for detail and texture is combined with a physical intensity that you not only
need to hear but feel as well. Stray Dogs take you along on a menacing post-apocalyptic trip through a
disintegrating no man's land.
'Wasteland' was recorded in a desacralised church in Antwerp (Belgium), making it more strippeddown,
industrial and ritualistic than 'Intangible States'. The acoustics of this space were exploited to a maximum, after which all elements were merged in the recording studio.
Percussion, cello, guitars and analogue hardware lead to a sonic result situated at the crossroads of
ritual drums, dubby reverberating echoes and disintegrating orchestras.
'Wasteland' will be released on a limited edition of 250 vinyl copies (100 silver-colored). Later on in
2013 other work by members of Stray Dogs (also involved in Lumisokea) will be released on the Digitalis,
Opal Tapes and Eat Concrete labels.
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Icarus Album Of The Month.
This month's album is the album Soldier's Requiem by Gabriel Saloman
Is it coincidence or intention that Gabriel Saloman's last two albums have been released in November? The sound of the former Yellow Swans artist is tailor-made for this time of year: dark, moody, conflicted. In our last two reviews, we commented on the artist's use of military drums; as if playing to his strength, Saloman now brings the association to the front lines. Soldier's Requiem sounds like a battlefield surveyed by a sole living combatant. The soldier wanders through the wheat, using a rifle as a crutch. Corn husks hide corpses, yanked by birds of prey. Read More
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