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Hineininterpretierung is out now

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 in new animals

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

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 in highway tigers, new animals

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

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 in new animals

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

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in new animals

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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DAAU vs. TRASH – “Auf Wiedersehen” performances

Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 in highway tigers, new animals

DAAU will perform live music in the Netherlands until January, accompanying a dance performance by the Trash ensemble.

Watch the trailer below, and see the upcoming concerts page for performance dates. (Looks like it’s only Han, Roel and Hannes for these performances.)

TRASH – AUF WIEDERSEHEN from trashdanceweb on Vimeo.

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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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DAAU returns in 2015 for Incubated

Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015 in new animals

It’s been some time since I wrote anything here. Although I have not seen a DAAU concert myself in almost four years, I have tried to keep up with the group’s activities, albeit from a distance.

In retrospect, 2014 was something of a slow year, with only a handful of gigs compared to other years. As we know by now, the band does not often communicate, but some Facebook banter suggests that the tour supporting “Eight Definitions” officially ended with a gig in Berchem in December of last year.

Since then, the animals have retreated to the woods to have some long and well-deserved sleep.

Now, Toutpartout has confirmed a new DAAU date at the prestigious Incubated festival. Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung will play in Tilburg, Netherlands on December 11, 2015.

This is good news, and I am hopeful that this is only the first sign of more good news to come…

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Watch the live premiere of “1992”

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 in movie, new animals

A brand-new DAAU track! Filmed by VPRO at the Into The Great Wide Open festival, and it is already on Youtube.

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New DAAU album details

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 in highway tigers, new animals

At this very moment, the band is preparing to unveil their new live set this weekend at ITGWO and OPEK, it’s high time to bring you some updates!

The album now has a confirmed release date of October 11, and I am guessing that it will be available to order directly from the Radical Duke shop again. Their prices and postage tend to be lower than anywhere else, so it’s worth taking a look here once it’s out, and buy directly from the source.

In the meantime, the name of the album has also changed, and it’s now officially “Eight Definitions“. I wonder what happened to the two others! Also, while Simon and Buni both appear on the album, they may join the tour when they find the time to do so.

Things keep changing, and that is a good thing. By all accounts, the new album (which I haven’t heard) is once again a different, ambitious, challenging and rewarding listening experience.

And how many other bands can say that at 21 years of age?

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DAAU is back with Ten Definitions

Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 in new animals

DAAU announced the date for the presentation of their new album today: Their first gig in quite a while will take place on October 2nd at de Singel in Antwerpen, followed by a date in Amsterdam the next day. Eric also writes that more gigs will follow “in Benelux and beyond”. All that and a cute photo of a cat on Facebook!

The concert announcement is very interesting because it mentions the new band line-up. Never mind the old press photo.

  • accordion – Roel Van Camp
  • clarinet – Han Stubbe
  • violin – Buni Lenski
  • double bass – Hannes D’Hoine
  • percussion – Steven Cassiers

Yes, that’s Buni right there… back on the violin after being off duty for the first time since 2006’s Domestic Wildlife.

The page also says “Ten Definitions” ….. name of the new album possibly?

Steven Cassiers you may know from Dez Mona among other bands. He is one of the rare drummers to have his own website.

So much good news!

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