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by BARST & Karen Willems

#BRSTKRN 27:34


Two musicians and a poet gathered in a car garage with no intentions to compromise. In just one day, they recorded a remarkable improvisational duel between BARST and Karen Willems, interrupted and augmented by Sofie Verdoodt’s spoken word performance.

Surrounded by industrial gear and overwhelmed by the scent of burnt rubber, the trio managed to transcend from the worldly plane into a free-spirited collision of cables, wires and artistic creativity. This process and the setting was documented by photographer Jeroen Jacobs.

The result is an immersive, sometimes discordant, experience with a hint of krautrock, drones, jazz and noise. Yet, elegantly evading any classification, and always flirting with the derailing of the precarious balance.

release October 16, 2017

#BRSTKRN is BARST & Karen Willems


Sofie Verdoodt: Poetry
Jeroen Jacobs: Photography

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Jeroen Buts (GoTo11)

Design by Silken Tofu

Thanks to Nele Deknopper for granting us access to the location


released October 12, 2017


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BARST Brussels, Belgium

BARST wants to break out of the prescriptive and normative song structures, and tears down the walls between all sorts of genres, inviting the listener to create its own imaginary worlds. For this, BARST relies on a vast array of pedals, synths, samplers, drone tracks, drum computers and effects. His sound is spatial and even orchestral. ... more

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