Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One Eyed Jack

Currently, I am far more inspired by, say, the wavy guitars of Fields of the Nephilim, the creamy distortion by KoRn, the beats of Crystal Method or even the dreamy tricks and bits by LTJ Bukem, than I am by the contemporary electro/ebm stuff. And I strangely kind of like the idea that the new stuff will piss off at least some people.
I had however a surprising collision yesterday with guitar player Schidde. I didn't see it coming that I would piss him off with new stuff. But apparently I did.
He had an accident at work and dropped by with an eye patch on. I tend to call him 'captain' anyway, but yesterday he totally fitted the 'pirate' picture. Frustrated as he was by the pain and troubles that he was in, I kind of pushed him even deeper into the pull of misery by playing the new demo I had been working on for two weeks (for God's sake).
The producer I am, I had been slicing the recorded guitar stuff and had been rearranging all the bits and pieces into a new (and for all I knew) 'exciting' new track. The guitar player he is however, he really was shocked by this totally alienated piece.
It was interesting though to have this clash. Officially it was our first real clash. Interesting, because now we can say we're a 'band'. Because yes, we found new solid ground to work further on the track. Together.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Necropolis Festival: October 15th, 2010

We are happy to announce that Diskonnekted plays at the Necropolis Festival on October 15th, 2010 in Brugge (B).


(Aka Dirk Ivens & Eric Van Wonterghem, New album presentation)


(New band from Peter Spilles frontman of Project Pitchfork)


+ Afterparty with DJ Bernd & Guests

Start: 20.00h
Doors : 19.00h

VVK 30 Euro/ADD 35 euro
Info & tickets : www.necropolisfestival.be

Friday, March 5, 2010

On the verge of a break beat

Thanks to everyone who voted for Diskonnekted in the Celldweller contest.
We ended up 5th.

In the meantime we installed a whole new studio set up. By far the biggest change in my musical career.
Converting the old files into Cubase 5 happens to be an ideal way to divide the bad ideas from the interesting ones. Ockham's razor has never been that sharp. It feels a bit like starting all over from scratch, but in a good way.
The ideas that survive the switch feel fresh again afterwards.
Schidde will join me this weekend in the studio to record some guitar sounds and grooves.
I feel like standing on the verge of something big...

Stay tuned - stay 'konnekted'.
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