KRANKLAND is the musical universe of Thomas Werbrouck (Little Trouble Kids) with Christophe Claeys on drums, Thomas Mortier on bass and Janko Beckers on pedal steel, toy keyboards, autoharp…
Debut album ‘Wanderrooms’ has little to do with the noise-rock of Little Trouble Kids: it contains ten multi-layered, melancholic songs in which Thomas – master of light and shadow – put his heart and soul.
However, ‘Wanderrooms’ swings and grooves like you wouldn’t expect from a weeping willow. First single ‘In the Realms of the Unreal’ spread its wings on Record Store Day 2016, and is ‘a powerful psychedelic slowburner’, according to Humo. Follow-up ‘Summer Avalanche’ mixes Mikal Cronin with feelgood Beach Boys-vibes.
Actually, it seems as if every song dresses down another indie-subgenre: from Sonic Youth to Sparklehorse and Tom Waits. ‘And He Rows’ is one of the highlights of the record: with bells, crooked violins, singing saws, and woeful backing choirs.
Welcome to KRANKLAND, welcome to ‘Wanderrooms’. Unexpect the expected. It’s going to be a wondrous journey!
Theater Aan Zee (gratis)
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Danse Massacre is een samenwerking tussen The Ostend Street Orkestra van kleinVerhaal en KRANKLANDDit evenement maakt deel uit van GoneWest, de culturele herdenking van WO I door de Provincie West-Vlaanderen. Meer info op www.gonewest.be.