Archive for October, 2011

Some notes about DAAU versus GEM in Gent

Posted on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 in highway tigers, media, new animals

Seven Brazilians and four Belgians shared the stage last Thursday at Vooruit in Gent. The world debut performance of Fernando Sardo’s GEM meeting DAAU. With apparently only little rehearsal beforehand, the musicians pulled off a great 50 minute set as part of the Europalia Brasil festival. Quite a unique performance it was. One song of GEM started the set. One long song by DAAU followed, and I did not recognize it- must be a brand-new one! Then both bands together for two songs that flowed freely from experimental soundscapes to a re-worked section of “Drieslagstelsel 5”.

thanks to Bas for the picture

It seems there will be only one concert of this project, next Friday in Antwerpen. If you’re around, go see them.

Check Cobra for a live video live song of the concert ( which spares me the description of GEM’s unique custom-built instruments – you can just see for yourself…) I can’t seem to embed it here in this page, so you’ll just have to click on the link and select “Sprookjes” !

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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 in new animals

Starkeeper is a new band from Antwerp that features Buni and Simon playing together on a record for the first time since I don’t know when. The band’s debut EP is now available on itunes (

And hey, that looks a lot like the skyline of Berlin on the cover… !

Here is the official video clip for “Elle”.

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