“Beautiful to watch, heavenly to hear.” HUMO
Slumberland is characterised by unique musical recycling, masterful sonic experimentation and nearly ritualistic performances. Jochem Baelus’ homemade sonic factory is constructed from discarded sewing machines, deformed knitting needles, old hairdryers, antique projectors and similar props. The mechanical noise of the improvisational installation is complemented by his dark vocals and raw guitar parts. Think Suicide vs. Swans. Live, drummers Alfredo Bravo (Flying Horseman) and Frederik Meulyzer (Stray Dogs) provide an organic counterpoint. In February, Consouling Sounds will publish Slumberland’s second album “Sea, Sea, Sea, Drifter/See, See, See, Drifter”, produced by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart). Through the constant friction between tangible structures and minimalist melodies, the album guides you on an intense, collective, timeless journey that invites you to dance.