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Old 02.17.2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hello Dronefolks!

Very happy/excited to announce that Dronevolk will be self-released as a DVDr due somewhere in March.
I'm currently awaiting the artwork and when we get the prints done it will be as ready as it ever will be!

More details when I get them.

peace as always,

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Old 02.17.2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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Wow, great news! English subtitles will be inluded, hopefully .
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Old 02.17.2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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congrats jef! did you get my email about boston people to contact?
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Old 02.17.2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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congrats jef! did you get my email about boston people to contact?

Yeah,

I sent a message through myspace but non-event hasn't checked their myspace for a while.
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Old 02.18.2008, 09:10 AM   #6
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interesting ... here is their real website: http://www.nonevent.org/, however i can not find an email for them on it. there is a subscribe feature. maybe subscribe and that will get you a direct email?
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Old 02.18.2008, 09:24 AM   #7
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Old 04.16.2008, 03:36 PM   #8
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DRONEVOLK DVDr OUT NOW !

Every package comes with dvd bonus mp threes handpicked by each band.

Digital print in a transparant slim dvd case.



Exclusive artwork by Bram Devens and Ernesto Gonzalez

running time: 61 min
PAL with English/Dutch subtitles
NTSC with English subtitles

price: 6 euro + shipping

to order your copy email to dronevolk@hotmail.com
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Old 04.18.2008, 05:10 AM   #9
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good bump, I totally missed that! emailing right now.
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I've had the pleasure of seeing it. Well worth getting if you're into this genre.
Nice artwork Jef.
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Old 04.27.2008, 10:43 AM   #12
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The DVDr is now also available at Blackest Rainbow and Volcanic Tongue.

More distribution through mailorder/labels coming soon!
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Aquarius records did a great review of the DVDr

V/A (KISS THE ANUS OF THE BLACK CAT / IGNATZ / SILVESTER ANFANG / BEAR BONES, LAY LOW) Dronevolk - A Film By Jef Mertens (self released) dvd-r 11.98

Dronevolk is a new documentary focused on the burgeoning underground dronefolk scene in Belgium, made up of a handful of bands, aQ customers will no doubt be well familiar with: Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat, Bear Bones Lay Low, Silvester Anfang and Ignatz. By now, most faithful readers of the aQ list own at least one record by some or all of those groups, but this disc takes advantage of the format, not only offering up more of the music we love so much, but glimpses into the creative process, allowing the viewer to see how and where the music was recorded, to see the groups perform live, on big stages, in little clubs, in bedrooms and practice spaces, and allows the groups themselves to discuss their music and influences.
Kiss The Anus start things off, recording track by track, tambourine, guitar, vocals, harmonium, watching the song slowly take form. From a bedroom and a computer, the disembodied parts coalesce becoming something more magical and mysterious, eventually taking form as a song, being performed by a full band on stage. Plenty of interview footage, live performance, home movies, backstage, on tour, and like us, you probably wondered where the heck he came up with that name, well now's your chance to find out.
Up next is Bear Bones Lay Low, a super young guy, moved from Venezuela to Belgium, he now also plays in Silvester Anfang, but for Bear Bones it's serious floorcore, hunched over a bank of effects and keyboard, swaying back and forth, hair in face, black pants and a green Izod (!), the sound a thick coruscating drone, haunting vocals drifting in and out, cool to see those sounds coming from such an unassuming figure, the transformative power of music. Other footage of him kneeling with a guitar, unfurling wavery fractured folk, shots of practice space sessions, recording and rehearsing, some super intense live performance, or at as intense as one mop topped dude kneeling on the floor can be, but the music is dark and drone-y and intense!
Then along comes Silvester Anfang revealed to be much more of a proper rock band, and a bunch of goofy dudes judging from their interview, especially considering their provocative cover art and mysteriously heavy sounds. Much of the interview concerns metal, specifically how there is NO metal in Silvester Anfang, and how just because they LIKE metal, does not mean that they play metal. Also discussion of the artwork, and how it gives people the wrong impression, and how FUN is a big part of what they do, no matter how dark and intense the music is. Lots of pre-show ritual, setting up, tuning up, eventually giving way to full on dronejam, with nearly the whole band hunched over on the floor, strange, but sort of ritualistic and cool looking. Also some improv street corner jams, with kids and homeless folks, all super percussive and chaotic and exuberant
Last up is Ignatz, another pretty unassuming dude, his segment opening with a gorgeous live performance, on a stage in the woods, afternoon sunlight filtering through the trees, the vocals a ghostly mumble, the guitar ragged and abstract. Exactly how you might imagine it would be. Some very low key interview footage, and a glimpse of the home, the studio, where this mysterious music takes shape, which then helps you realize that these places are not so different than where we live, and play, and that much of the mystery comes from the person, and their connection to whatever spirit compels them to make these sounds.
Beautifully packaged in a slimline dvd case, full color covers, the opening and closing credits feature some amazing black and white animation, and for those of you who still aren't sure you need one of these, it also includes bonus unreleased MP3's from all four groups!
All region. NTSC.
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