Stray Dogs - Wasteland - out on vinyl & digital on sept. 14th 2013 on Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl.
Stray Dogs is a Belgian duo consisting of Koenraad Ecker (cello, guitars, electronics) and Frederik Meulyzer (percussion, electronics).
With a long‐standing musical relationship as foundation, they operate on the fringes of electronic, dub, contemporary classical & experimental music, combining an awareness of detail and texture with intense physicality into a sound‐world that needs to be felt as much as heard.
The music on this album was recorded in several periods, starting with the recording of percussion, cello and guitar in a desacralised church in Antwerp, exploiting its different acoustic spaces to the fullest.
The result sounds somewhere between ritual drumming, industrial noise, dub, and
disintegrating orchestras, featuring a wide range of live percussion, prepared acoustic & electric guitars, cello and analog synths. The focal point rests on developing long, non-linear structures, aiming to conjure introspective, dark and meditative states.
An audiovisual performance for Wasteland is currently being developed by Stray Dogs in collaboration with video-artist (and long-standing collaborator) Yannick Jacquet, a founding member of the renowned AntiVJ visual label.
Thank you for listening!
info : info at stray-dogs.net
bookings : Nico Boritch (AntiVJ) - hello at antivj.com