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DAAU live from Tilburg

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 in media

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

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Scales in Orange and Grey

Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 in media, new animals

I can’t pretend that I have been keeping track of side appearances by DAAU members, but here is a nice one that appeared this year. DAAU appears on the track “Scales In Orange And Grey” on the 3rd album by Tape Cuts Tape, “Lost Footage“.

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L’Hiver dernier – premiere and showcase in Brussels next Saturday

Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 in media, movie

While I’m busy finishing up on another (longer) post, I’m going to end this long period of self-imposed blogging silence to share with you the first bit of DAAU-related news this year.

The band will play a showcase set next Saturday (24/03) at Flagey in Brussels as part of the premiere of “L’Hiver dernier”.

As mentioned in a post last Summer, DAAU have composed the soundtrack to this movie, their first feature film soundtrack work to date.

Here’s the trailer for you.

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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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Partie de chasse

Posted on Sunday, January 9th, 2011 in media

Thanks to Partie de chasse, here’s an exclusive DAAU recording from their concert in Li├Ęge last October. Some photos from the same gig are here.

Daau impro by partie de chasse

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DAAU, in their own words

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010 in media

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live from Istanbul

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 in media

DAAU Istanbul Concert – Halic Shipyard from Dinopus on Vimeo.

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Catfish Blues

Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 in media

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The shepherd is dreaming of a lost idyll

Posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 in media

Found two more interviews with the a-team today, one is in French and the other in Dutch. They are better-than-average reading material, so here’s a translation of the most interesting passages for you.

First, the one from about The Dark Age Of Love:

The dark age of love [was] a tribute album to the British duo Coil that you recorded last year. How did that come about?

Han Stubbe: Their front man, John Balance, passed away a few years ago. The boss of the French label Ici d’ailleurs, who has been following us for a while and many years ago also released something by us, is a big fan. He brought together a number of different artists to put together a tribute to Coil and re-interprete Coil songs – or covers to put it bluntly.

Next to us he had brought Yann Tiersen and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. We spent a year sending music back and forth under the name This Immortal Coil. Sadly we did not get the chance to go to the studio with Bonnie “Prince” Billy. But it was tremendous to hear him singing on songs that we had recorded. Coil made really avant-garde, electronic music for its time. But there were two faces to the group. They had a really experimental side but they could also be very melodious. And that’s what we focused on.

About the art concept behind The Shepherd’s Dream:

The artist collective Afreux came up with a contemporary interpretation of the arcadian landscapes, as it would have been naive to just work in such an old style of art. There is too much irony and cynicism in today’s society for that.

Sitting between all chairs is a little like the curse and the blessing of DAAU. The inconvience is, of course, that you cannot be marketed. But the big advantage is that we can go play anywhere. From squat houses to festivals to night clubs and opera houses.

From, accompanying the Lyon concert:

The new album is called The Shepherd’s Dream. What is the shepherd dreaming of?

Simon Lenski: (….) It’s very quiet music compared to other things we’ve done. Because we have abandoned the idea of using electronics, we try to recreate fairy tales with acoustic instruments so that it sounds more … rural (laughs) … the idea is to return to nature. When you play acoustic instruments, the musicians’ reactions to each other are more fluent and communication is much more efficient. When you work with electronics and sounds have to be programmed, it becomes more conventional. The shepherd’s dream is an idyll which has been lost, but which you keep a memory of.

Han Stubbe: We don’t have anything against electronics! I wouldn’t say that we won’t do electronic projects again in the future, by the way.

Name a song which could represent you and your music?

Sonic Youth – Diamond Sea. Because they are one of the groups that inspire us the most. What they do with their guitars, we try to do with our instruments.

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DAAU live at Botanique

Posted on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 in media

Excerpt from the recent DAAU concert in Brussels and an interview:

Update: The high-resolution looks much better, and you can watch it here.

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