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6 Feb 18

Polygraph Heartbeat review

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Every once in a while, a guitar player comes along who redefines your personal relationship with the instrument, and its eternal, exquisite potential. Last year, for me, it was Raphael Roginski, this year has dug it’s claws in early with Ameel Brecht‘s ‘Polygraph Heartbeat’ (Kraak). A member of the extraordinary Belgian avant-drone troupe, Razen, Brecht strikes out here alone, with his solo debut long player. Compared to the haunting sonic sorcery of Razen’s incredible 2017 release, ‘The Xvoto Reels’ (three: four records), ‘Polygraph Heartbeat’ is a relatively simple affair: just Brecht, a steel resonator, a resonator mandolin, and nine variations on a thematic air of awkward consummate beauty. Meditative, studious, ornate in clarity of tone, Brecht’s compositions reek of purity of essence. Silence expertly separates resonating timbres, creating gaps that allow phrases to exhale, breathlessly, as they wend their way deep into your heart. Executed with a deftness that enchants as it defines, ‘Polygraph Heartbeat’ sent me into a dervish whirl of emotional commitment at the drop of a busker’s hat.

Trakmarx/Ruining Zine Culture

The Loop is a newsfeed which collects news, The Avant-Guardians, publications, transmissions of De Neus van God radio show and the archive of Ruis.

The Avant-Guardian is a free newspaper which provides info on the KRAAK events.

De Neus van God is a radio show by KRAAK on Radio Panik (105.4 fm). Every second and fourth Friday it contaminates the aether with a.o. field recordings, afropsych, avant-garde electronics, interviews and live sessions.

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