◊ KYLE DIXON & MICHAEL STEIN (S U R V I V E) PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF 'STRANGER THINGS'
◊ BRDCST: The soundtrack to ‘Stranger Things’, the most popular '80s sci-fi Netflix series
BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.
KYLE DIXON & MICHAEL STEIN (S U R V I V E) PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF ‘STRANGER THINGS’ (us)
The superb, Emmy-nomination-loaded, eighties sci-fi series ‘STRANGER THINGS’ must be just about the most popular series on Netflix in recent years. The intriguing ‘synth-soundtrack’ that sets the sinister tone is at least as defining as the storyline itself and was made by 2 members (KYLE DIXON and MICHAEL STEIN) of S U R V I V E, an experimental synth quartet from Austin. Pitchfork previously praised the soundtrack as ‘Best New Music’ (or: 8/10). Portishead core-member Geoff Barrow is also a fan and released the soundtrack in Europe on Invada Records, his own label. BRDCST is rather proud to be the first to get them over to Belgium.
PS: And do you secretly cherish Eleven, like we do?
Contemporary-masked classic? If it’s possible in rap (MF Doom), dance (Daft Punk) or indie (Lightning Bolt), then it’s possible with classical. So this classically schooled pianist – he sated himself on the work of Bach and Chopin – looks like a cross between Donnie Darko and an African warrior. Some say that Nils Frahm or even Chilly Gonzales is behind the real Lambert. #fakenews, of course. His latest album ’Sweet Apocalypse’ has already been described by Drowned In Sound as ‘a masterful collection of contemporary classical instrumentals that is by turns hypnotic, sombre, and moody.’
TOM ROGERSON (uk)
Long live the loo! As it was in the queue for the toilet – in search of release – that Three Trapped Tigers keyboard-player Tom Rogerson happened to meet Brian Eno. It produced for Rogerson not only a wonderfully banal anecdote – that he will have to repeat ad nauseam at family reunions – but also a unique collaboration with the grandmaster of ambient. ‘Finding Shore’ is the result that will see the light of day at the end of ’17. According to Stereogum it will be ‘a comforting and dynamic piece based around twinkling keys and some sharp Moog work.’
◊ TAKE THE CONCERT TRAIN
With the SNCB/NMBS code on your concert ticket, you can order an e-train ticket for a return journey from anywhere in Belgium for only €9 on the day of the concert. All info & downloads: thetrain.be/ab
◊ EVENT PASS MIVB
Thanks to the collaboration between AB and MIVB, you will find an Event Pass on every concert ticket that entitles you to make use of tram, bus and metro in Brussels on the day of the concert. All info:http://bit.ly/1VoPVvs