Dans Dans: 'Zink' / support: Eve Risser

pop / rock / songs
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22h30 End
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Music from the heart, belly and soul

Dance Dance is back, and just how! In these difficult times, in which intimacy and proximity are full of danger, Dans Dans creates the soundtrack of connection, communication, passion and togetherness. Their new album Zink will be released on April 23rd on Unday Records.

Dans Dans is the unique musical alliance between Bert Dockx (Flying Horseman, Ottla), Frederic Jacques (Lyenn and bass player with Mark Lanegan) and Steven Cassiers (Dez Mona, DAAU).

Since their debut in 2012, this trio has been surprising us all with music that is impossible to classify in one box. Instrumental, atmospheric, compelling, refined and wild. With four long players (Dans Dans, I / II, 3 and Sand) already, two live registrations (one 10 inch and a cassette) and memorable concerts at North Sea Jazz, Cactusfestival, Gent Jazz, Pukkelpop, Jazz Middelheim etc, Dans Dans continues to build their own musical universe tirelessly with this fifth studio album.

They prove again, seemingly carelessly, why it is one of the most intriguing bands from Belgium and far away.

New album Zink

Opening with the moody noir rhythms of 'Cinder Bay', Dans Dans on 'Zink' tries to construct its own musical universe. "Naiad" first disentangles in a devastating explosion of fierce feedback and wild, crashing drums before subtle electronics and baroque art-rock collide. Dance Dance 'eclecticism is beautifully illustrated on' Anemone '. 

There is undeniably a deep, underlying cinematic beauty in the music, an evolving darkness and a constant sense of fear and paranoia. Elsewhere, 'Ravine' is intoxicating, provocative and uncompromising, while the beatific 'Shell Star' is an infectious exploration of hypnotic grooves, atmospheric sounds and mind-boggling melodies.

Producer Christine Verschorren (Philippe Catherine, Ivan Paduart) emphasizes the wonderful fluidity of the music in her warm, radically analogue mix; the intriguing interplay; the subtle connections; the deep layering. Musical styles and influences are organically mixed and sublimated into what can only be called Dans Dans music.

This is neither fusion, rock nor jazz or ambient. This is the sound of the searching, intuitive man; of a timeless, mysterious dream; of the heart, belly and soul.

Dans Dans Dance is never forgotten. Seeing more is the only remedy.

Written in Music ★★★★ 1/2

Zink by Dans Dans is a hard, blistering and daring noise trip.

Humo ★★★★

Support Eve Risser

French pianist Eve Risser takes her place in the middle of the audience. After a decade in the world of grand pianos, she now dissects the sound of the upright piano, in search of percussive and rhythmic magic.

The solo album Après Un Rêve (Clean Feed) is a mechanical and poetic piece full of groove and energy.

Organized in collaboration with Democrazy

photo © Alex Schuurbiers


Dans Dans
Bert Dockx (guitar), Fred Lyenn (bass, keys), Steven Cassiers (drums)
Eve Risser - Prepared Upright Piano Solo
Eve Risser (piano, composition, preparation), Adrian’ Bourget (sound)

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