Colin H. Van Eeckhout is best known when he is surrounded by kindred spirits, but with CHVE he steps into the limelight all on his own. He crafted his music and transformed it into a unique entity. CHVE solely makes use of a hurdy gurdy and his voice as instruments to dig deep within his own self. Just a man, his thoughts, scars and memories, with his voice and his instrument.
Several years ago a primitive form of Syndrome was brought to life as a vehicle for the solo output of Mathieu Vandekerckhove, mostly known for his work with Amenra, Kingdom, Sembler Deah,... For years the self-thought musician learned and studied his craft of songwriting and soundscaping, mainly as a means to self-exploration, meditation and attempts at channelling negative into positive energy.
B - “1 MAN vs 4 MACHINES"
B is the live Techno project from Bert Libeert. Armed with just two synths and two drum machines B is bringing the rawness and spontaneity of live music back to clubs. His signature sound is an uncompromising mix of hard edged EBM and Old School Techno that still sounds as exciting today as when it first kicked off a musical revolution in the 1980s.
They knew each other from back in school and are from the same region in Belgium, but it was the music that finally brought them together. Their collaboration started when B was inspired by the the track "Rasa" by CHVE and “Forever and a day” by syndrome. When Bert heard their intoxicating sounds he immediate was triggered do something with it. Despite the differences between the different artists, they have lots of similarities when it comes to energy, emotions and character. This is why the meditative vibes of CHVE and SYNDROME blend in perfectly with the dark basslines and low pitched beats from B.