The third release on STROOM 〰 is introvert music gold by Jan Van den Broeke, the man behind the eighties diy/lofi wave outfits Absent Music, June11 and The Misz. Van den Broeke, now a renowned architect, self released most of his music on cassettes and CDR's. Recently some of his stuff was reissued through labels such as EE Tapes or Walhalla Records, but this is his first carreer spanning compilation, covering over 30 years of music, carefully selected by Nosedrip and Jan himself. Van den Broeke tried to cover the gap between ambient and song, with music assembled in layers, using electronic and accoustic instruments and samples from radio, tv, field recordings, old tapes, movies and so on. As a youngster of his time & place, he was heavily influenced by the output of labels like Les Disques du Crépuscule and Crammed, but the compilation shows an intense research towards a personal sound.
PS1: My third release is numbered STRLP-005. I know that's a bit weird, but it totally makes sense to me and that's the most important thing, trust me. Plus with the arrival of F/W 2017-2018, all will be clear.
PS2: At the same time EE Tapes will release a CD+DVD of the audiovisual exposition "CHEZ RENEE". It also comes as a digital bonus with STRLP-005.
"Chez Renée" was a project of Renée Lodewyckx.
The music for the opening of the exhibition, act and video was composed between October 87 - February 88.
The premiere took place on 19 March 88 at Avantgrade Gallerij - Antwerp (B).
released May 8, 2017
Jan wants to thank:
All fellow musicians on this record. Everyone who inspired this album. And everyone who bought it.
Special thanks: Ziggy Devriendt, Nana Esi Mensah, Music Mania, Ewald Dupan, Renee Lodewijckx, Eriek van Havere, Mathieu Savenay.
Thanks always: Martine, Aeke, Arno, Minne.