Tonspur playlist

October 30th, 2023

Here are links to the videos published so far for the album tracks.

Moody Shuffle
JB’s Bag

As more appear I will add them here.

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August 23rd, 2023
Video for Gracefull, from the forthcoming new DAAU album

Note the presence of instruments that this group has rarely used before. Intriguing!

You can also hear a couple more new tracks from the new album on the bandcamp site, and whatever you are expecting, you did not expect that.

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New album announced, Musik für animierten Tonspurfilm + reissue of first album

May 5th, 2023

And just like that!

Our group is officially back with social media announcements of a new album, a reissue, and concerts. Quite unexpected after five years of silence, but really welcome news.

Musik für animierten Tonspurfilm will be released on October 6, and can be pre-ordered from Bandcamp here. Black vinyl option only at the moment.

This is a soundtrack to an animation film by their long-time associate Rudy Trouvé who also produced the record. They will also team up with Rudy on a number of concerts in the fall.

The track list goes:

  1. Gunter Nagels
  2. Graceful
  3. JB’s Bag
  4. Akzelerator
  5. Cinema
  6. Wolkenkrabber
  7. Moody Shuffle
  8. Guillermo Brown
  9. FKR
  10. Lockdown (Totaal)

We’ll get some guest appearances including one by Elko Blijweert, but not from Gunter Nagels (Donkey Diesel’s singer) who merely got the lead track named after him…

And in related news, the quite influential first album, Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung!, will be reissued on black vinyl, Sahara coloured vinyl, and CD in September. Pre-orders also here. This is the first time this album has been available for quite a while, and its first-ever vinyl release.

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News soon?

May 3rd, 2023

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A Leisure Society of Severe Preponderence

November 12th, 2022

Returning to the blog to share a small, but (to my mind) significant discovery.

In September 1995, Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung played at the Crossing Border Festival in Den Haag, alongside Mark E. Smith, Blixa Bargeld and Henry Rollins. It was quite an impressive line-up of artists to be a part of, so early in their career.

There was a half-hour documentary film made about the festival, called “A Leisure Society of Severe Preponderance”, by Aryan Kaganof (aka Kerkhof). As these things sometimes take time, the film was only released in 2011, and it is available online. It contains quite a bit of footage of Mark E. Smith and Henry Rollins on-stage, which is interesting by itself. But around the 3-minute mark, and completely uncredited, you can see DAAU playing for about a minute — the earliest footage I’ve been able to find so far! It shows the band running through a few bars of “Doorloop” standing in a backstage room, probably warming up before going on stage.

You can see the whole movie here:

Thanks to fellow Fall collector dannyno for some excellent research and coming up with a link to the full film.

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DAAU live from Tilburg

May 11th, 2017

Getting ready to travel the release concert on Friday, here’s DAAU’s performance in Tilburg from Tuesday.

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Hineininterpretierung is out now

April 5th, 2017

The new DAAU album, “Hineininterpretierung” is out now as CD and 2LP editions, from Radical Duke and Waste My Records. It’s quite a long record – 20 songs, 62 minutes! You can order it online here (LP version) or here for the CD. (The 2LP edition will come a bit later, for Record Store Day.)

Congratulations guys!

As reported before, this album is a retrospective featuring newly recorded versions of DAAU tracks from their 25-year career. As the band puts it, DAAU cover themselves on this record, guided by Rudy Trouvé who fulfilled production and curation duties.

Next up for DAAU are gigs in Liège (May 4) and Antwerp (May 12).

The track list follows.

Dip n dodge
Rabbit eye movement
Drieslagstelsel i
Gin & tonic
Berlin - deventer - antwerpen
Highway tiger
Drieslagstelsel ii
Lounja la gazelle
Voodoo sim
Visions of arcadia
Waltz delire
Dansende mieren
Delete alt and undo
A sin so nasty
Rain song

See the offical video for “Rain Song” here, featuring the voices of Buni, Simon and Adriaan Lenski:

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DAAU announce new album: Hineininterpretierung, and first tour dates

January 10th, 2017

In 2017 we will be celebrating our 25 years of making music & touring with a new album and a tour.

For this opportunity ex-dEUS guitarist Rudy Trouvé – still a highly respected musician/producer in Antwerp & beyond – took up the role of curator. He dug through the DAAU repertoire and selected a number of tracks which they re-recorded. The amazing David Odlum mixed the album.

Hineininterpretierung” will be some sort of an anthology: aged through years of experience, personal growth and probably even wisdom.

The release of the album is planned for April 2017 on Waste My Records. An extended tour will set off in May with concerts in Liège (Reflektor, 4/5), Antwerp (De Studio, 12/5) and Utrecht (EKKO, 25/5). You can get your tickets as of today, other dates will follow soon.

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Simon Lenski – “Oh City” EP

December 9th, 2016

Simon Lenski has released his debut solo EP, “Oh City”. It has been in the making since 2012, and Simon himself tells a nice story of the genesis of the five songs that make up this EP, over on his new website,

Joining Simon (cello, synth, programming) for this release are Elko Blijweert (guitar), Joris Caluwaerts (piano, synth) and Frans van Isacker (bass clarinet). This EP is the precursor to a full album, which is to be released next year.

You can buy the album directly on iTunes, there is no physical release planned as far as I can tell.

(And how can it be that in 2016, iTunes still gives you absolutely no liner notes whatsoever…?)

If you speak Dutch, you can listen to Simon talk about the new record on this podcast – and if you don’t, the entire EP gets played during the show, and some other interesting stuff as well.

Watch the video for “The House”.

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DAAU to return in 2017 with anniversary album

December 7th, 2016

The word is out on the band’s facebook page that the band will return in 2017 with an album that will commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary. The pictures show the band hard at work in the studio. The band have enlisted help from Antwerp indie legend Rudy Trouvé (ex-dEUS, Kiss My Jazz, Gore Slut, Dead Man Ray & many more) for production duties, and the album’s release is planned for April 2017, when the band also plans to start touring again.

See the three Lenski brothers in the studio below. (Have those three recorded a vocal track before? … I don’t think so!). The guy looking on is Rudy.

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