ESNS 2022

January 19–21 2022
Action WBM
Groningen (NL)

Les artistes de Wallonie
et de Bruxelles

ECHT!
ECHT!
  • belgian modern jazz

ECHT! is a band from Brussels.

Inspired by the concepts that you can find in electronic music and effects of musical production, they steal those languages and apply them to their music.

With their totally home-made sound they play their set like a DJ.

Commander Spoon
Commander Spoon
  • belgian modern jazz

The Brussellians of Commander Spoon interlace their eclectic wealth of influences into an energetic jazz sound, respectfully demolishing walls between jazz, hip hop, rock and electronica.

Ascendant Vierge
Ascendant Vierge
  • electro-pop francais

Since 2019, Goth-Pop singer Mathilde Fernandez and Casual Gabbers’ Producer Paul Seul have been working together under the alias ascendent vierge. The unique sound they create through their collaboration is a progressive but distinct hybrid between Gabber and Pop featuring Mathilde’s ethereal vocals in French.

Charles
Charles
  • belgian pop

It only took the 20 year old Charlotte Foret a debut single to kickstart her career as Charles: “Wasted Time” was an instant hit. With the EP “Falling While Rising” she confirms her musicial identity. Thoughout the 6 tracks Charles tackles autobiographical and universal themes. She does not limit her to one genre as with her unique and versatile voice she gets away with every musical direction : alternative pop, indie rock, grunge, ballad. She’s deep and dark but also airy and luminous. Dark outside, soft inside. Listening to Falling While Rising is falling down, getting up and starting all over again.

Neptunian Maximalism
Neptunian Maximalism
  • avant-garde metal

Belgium's NEPTUNIAN MAXIMALISM (aka NNMM) is a community of “cultural engineers” with a variable line-up, mixing drone metal with spiritual free jazz and psychedelic music. The project was initiated in 2018 by multi-instrumentalist Guillaume Cazalet (Czlt, Jenny Torse, Aksu), who brought together veteran saxophonist Jean Jacques Duerinckx (Ze Zorgs) and two drummers, Sebastien Schmit (K-Branding) and Pierre Arese (Aksu). In 2020, Stephane FDL and Lukas Bouchenot took the drums. Reshma Goolamy (bass), Romain Martini (guitar), Alice Thiel (synths, guitar), Joaquin Bermudez (saz, setar), Didié Nietzche (soundscapes) and Leslie V. (black magic scenography) joined in 2019, thus changing the band into a real drone orchestra.

Dorian Dumont

On "APHEXions", the Brussels pianist with French roots Dorian Dumont – key member of the electro jazz band ECHT! – is expressing his love for one of his greatest musical heroes: Aphex Twin. Contrary to what one would expect, there are no electronics involved in this album, but he carefully transcribes a wide selection of Richard David James' music to grand piano, giving the songs a whole new dimension. Rave classics like Polynomial-C and Xtal are being stripped to the core while on tracks like Nannou, Kesson Daslef or Fingerbibb he stays truthful to the minimalistic aesthetics from the original tracks.

ESNS

Eurosonic-Noorderslag, un des rendez-vous européens les plus importants du secteur musical, avec plus de 4000 pros, 300 concerts, 150 conférences et moments de réseautage. Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques est partenaire de l’événement depuis de nombreuses années et soutient les artistes de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles qui y sont sélectionnés à travers des actions de promotion, de mise en relation et de visibilité.

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