Remarkable Debut – Belgian Electro Darkwave Trio USE KNIFE With Hypnotic Arabic Vibes On Debut Album

Striking longplayers

5 October 2022

Band: USE KNIFE
Who: Started as a Belgian duo – Stef Heeren and Kwinten Mordijck – born out of the mutual love for analog and modular electronic machinery. They explore and express hallucinatory freethinking visions to contemporary living. Iraqi artist Saif Al-Qaissy recently joined the duo, making a trio now.

Debut album: THE SHEDDING OF SKIN
The record was mixed by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
of Jerusalem In My Heart (Montreal) in the legendary
Canadian studio Hotel2Tango.
Released by VIERNULVIER (Ghent, Belgium)

Turn Up The Volume: It’s simple. This is not only the best dance record I heard all year, but it’s also the most intriguing and fascinating one, due to the collaboration with Iraqi, Brussels-based artist Saif Al-Qaissy on vocals adding characteristic Eastern vibes also embedded in the record’s overall hypnotic beats and bleeps sound. Truly special.

Expect fervent funky vibes (Coupe d’état / True Love Not), a vintage Arabic vocal performance (Ed Wana Ed), trippy techno vibes (Ptolemiac / The Shedding Of Skin)
and the 14-minute standout piece To Feed The Jentry, starting with an extensive part
of only an Oud (a short-neck lute-type, pear-shaped, fretless stringed instrument
used in music of Iraq) in motion, turning slowly into an obscure electro/vocal finale.
Wow!

The Shedding Of Skin is a remarkable debut.

Singles/clips: Ptolemiac / Coupe d’état

– PTOLEMIAC –

– COUPE D’ETAT –

Stream/buy the album here via Bandcamp.


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