Fri 25.03.16

BRDCST: GoGo Penguin + Pomrad + De Beren Gieren

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Future jazz for fans of BadBadNotGood, Portico and STUFF.

BRDCST is AB’s brand new indoor spring festival, one whereby we focus on musical limitlessness. The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast, which released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation will form the focal point for BRDCST.

GoGo Penguin (UK)
Wonderful to see how jazz has managed to reinvent itself time and time again over the past 100 years. From swing to bop, from cool to free jazz and fusion, then to end up in the hands of contemporary trendsetters from the indie corner, such as BadBadNotGood, Portico and – man of the year now already – Kamasi Washington. More than appropriate addition: Britain’s GoGo Penguin.

The future jazz – Aphex Twin meets – of Chris Illingworth (piano), Nick Blacka (double bass) and Rob Turner (drums) sounds both fresh and intellectual because they know how to keep their sophisticated arrangements light and airy. Their latest album ‘v2.0’ was a gem that was even nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. What’s more: standing still is not an option, as has already been proven by a sold-out AB Club (’14) and at Gent Jazz (’15). Crucial footnote: their new album ‘Man Made Object’ (to be released in ’16) is being warmly embraced by the legendary Blue Note Records.


Pomrad (B)
With such a strong international representation, we could almost forget that there is quite a bit of jazz talent walking around in our very own country. So too: synth-jazz man Pomrad – aka Antwerp’s Adriaan Van De Velde – who scored a radio hit in ’13 with his ‘Pomslap’. In other words: Daft Punk in Herbie Hancock style, sailing along on the wave of new artists like Lido and Romare but with an entirely identifiable own ‘wobble’ sound. With three on stage, Van De Velde & Co ensure in any event that there is a true electro-jazz spectacle.


De Beren Gieren (B)
De Beren Gieren are ‘brain’ Fulco Ottervanger (see too: Stadt) on piano, Simon Segers on drums (both known from Stadt) and Lieven Van pée on bass. The trio threw their third instrumental longplayer ‘One Mirrors Many’ onto the market in September ‘15. The album swings in all directions: from experimental piano melodies and strangely screeching, dissonant sounds that you can’t place… all the way to improvisational jazz via funky double bass rhythms. We even find ‘One Mirrors Many’ to be one of the best Belgian things we’ve heard this year.

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Hello AB I like Gogo Penguin and De Beren Gieren very much so this is an amazing opportunity to see both groups at the same time, I had to come to Belgium!! It's only two hours train ride from London and it was worth it!! The concert was filled with good vibe and uplifting to me. I was a bit concerned about possible cancelation on the day but you managed re-opened again. Thank you all and love to Brussels. XX
Magisch. Was precies wat we als brusselaars nodig hadden na de zeer bewogen week van aanslagen... Music unites people. Merci mannen van GoGo Penguin. En merci AB om alles in het werk te stellen om de concerten toch te laten plaatsvinden...
Fantastisch concept. POMRAD en Go Go Penguin waren subliem!
Francis Borghys
We wilden reserveren in het AB Café om 18u30, zodat we op tijd waren voor De Beren Gieren, maar de reservatie-app gaf enkel nog de mogelijkheid vanaf 19u30. Bij aankomst is het restaurant nagenoeg leeg! Hebben dus het concert van De Beren Gieren gemist. Pomrad is een leuke ontdekking, en GoGoPenguin hadden we vorige keer in de AB Club gezien, fantastisch, tijdens dit optreden klonken ze "volwassener". Jammer genoeg ook voortijdig moeten doorgaan omdat we de trein van 23u31 moesten halen in Centraal. Op weg van de vestiaire naar de uitgang nog snel een plaat gekocht, en gelopen naar 't station. We waren er om 23u33, maar soms kan je rekenen op de NMBS, want de trein had 6' vertraging :-). Thuis heerlijk nagenoten van het concert want direct de plaat opgezet.
Après avoir vu "go go penguin" à Dour, j'attendais avec impatience de les revoir dans une salle( qualité sonore). Je n'ai pas été déçu... Quels musiciens! Quelle créativité! C'était grandiose! Pomrad a été également une belle découverte. Merci pour la programmation.
Pomrad was niet echt mijn ding. Teveel electronica en te zware bassen. De Beren Gieren heeft me aangenaam verrast. Bijzonder creatief. GoGo Penguin was fenomenaal. Schitterend nummers en bijzonder enthousiast gebracht.
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