The Begotten - Temidden Laaghangende Wolken
The Begotten is composed of Jürgen De Blonde (Köhn/de portables) and Brecht Ameel (Razen). This is the debut release of their collaboration, joined by percussionist Dirk Wachtelaer.
Brooders rejoice on these blazed out, nearly trance-like dirges. The tone is reminiscent of twilight shining down through pine needles on moss below, while perhaps the comet featured on the cover passes overhead, connecting sky and ground in one fell swoop. The repetitive motifs ebb and flow between heroism and failure, depending on where you are seated in the metaphorical bar while they perform. "Klauwzeer" stands as the last track as a form of a way out, with its bright pad, perhaps a sonic character for the tail of the comet...