Cameras are everywhere these days, so this was inevitable. Witness the tension rise on the first day of mixing “Master”, watch the band wrecking and wetting stages all over Europe or waste time trying to figure out what the fuck Younes Faltakh is singing about in “The Beast”. All this and more in this first part of “Behind The Walls Of The Empire”, the story of Drums Are For Parades, Belgium’s noisiest skygazers.
Amazing music video by William Ghysels for Trouble and Bass, a Zombies For Money release that just just got out. I love this guy’s style. He’s also one of Ghent’s most interesting musicians under his moniker Droon.
I’ve got two words for you: CRIPPLE FIGHT !
“Into the Vortex”, the hour-long film Wim directed for the Radio Soulwax mix with the same name, is now online. Hi-res, full screen, full version. English website The Quietus got the premiere for this hour.
“The Quietus is honoured to be premiering the latest hour of Radio Soulwax’ transmission. Called Into The Vortex it features collie dogs, fruity ladies, giant circular saws in steam, an abused jeep, a really far out photocopier, and mild S&M; and musically feels cosmic, German, futurist electronica.”
Wim came up with the idea of reconstructing the images, and asked Stefan Bracke, Manor Grunewald and Geert Paredis to bring the 29 album covers to life in a now defunct slaughterhouse in the Antwerp harbor. This is how Wim explains the concept:
“Into The Vortex” is a visual documentary about one of the last record sleeve factories in the world. It takes us on a colorful and psychedelic trip through the plant’s gigantic studio, where we see the album covers being manufactured. This might be the perfect time to take that strip of acid from the seventies out of your fridge and share it with the rest of the family.”
Special thank to Charles “Chuck” De Meyer for the 3D-animation.
It’s somewhere in the middle of the page. Look for a Vimeo-player, click play and then the fullscreen icon. Close the curtains. Have some peyote. Sit back. Relax.
Back in 2007, Wim Reygaert and Marc Roels filmed the short black comedy “Mompelaar” on a shoestring budget. After being derided in their hometown by the Ghent Filmfestival jury, it went on to win Clermont-Ferrand SFF ’08 and was nominated for a Golden Bear in Berlin that same year. The film was later screened on dozens of festivals worldwide, from Morocco to Canada. Since “Mompelaar” was only available on an American compilation (Wholphin #9 from McSweeney’s), Marc and Wim decided to put it on the web, for free.
If you liked this, then try to get hold of Marc James Roels’ other short film, “A Gentle Creature”
Our good friend Bue The Warrior went to Mexico. In this little film, he explains why he loves that country so much.