Dig this: 5 obscure Belgian tracks

It’s like we recently discovered the joys of YouTube. And it’s fucking great. So we’ve selected 5 local rarities from our “Belgian only” private playlist to soundtrack your weekend. And, if you’re nice, we might even make a habit out of it.

Siglo XX – Fools (From the album “Dubbel Album”)

Joy Division meets Talking Heads. The track is off a live concert recorded in Amsterdam in 1982 and released by Antler Records. And it goes on for ages.

Jean Hoyoux – La Marssivité (From the album “Planètes”)

Our current obsession. Ultra-rare and hard-to-find sound explorations released in 1981. Only 99 copies were released, all accompanied by illustrated inserts for each track. Think ambient soundscapes, experimental electronic and krautrock. A pure gem.

De Kommeniste – Look (From the EP “Wonder Der Techniek”)

New wave/post-punk from the Antwerp area released in 1979. Produced by none other than Marc Moulin and recorded by Dan Lacksman, the track is on the B-side of this 7″ release.

Kebab – Life it’s a joke (From the EP Life it’s a joke)

Punk from Genk self-released in 1982 on a 7″. Could have been recored in a New York basement circa-1975.  Thanks to Tommy De Nys and Captain Starlight (!!) for the tip.

Tuxedomoon – Mata Hari (From the album “Music from the Ballet Divine by Maurice Béjart”)

An exquisite piece of avant garde ambient by Tuxedomoon commissioned by Maurice Bejart for a ballet performance of his. Released in 1982, there’s an undoubtedly Bowie feel to this track.