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Obsequies

Ten years after Burial’s Untrue, another enigmatic, nocturnal producer emerges from our very own underground. Obsequies is a Late Middle English term for funeral rites, and that perfectly matches his obscure, occult and sparse productions. The composition ‘Gleam’, tagged as a post-Yeezus liturgy, preluded debut album Organn, now out on Knives. At its core, Organn is about love and duality, taking inspiration from Isidore-Lucien Ducasse’s Les Chants de Maldoror, a poetic novel which had major influence on symbolism, Dadaism and surrealism. It’s a remarkable debut for our compatriot given that Planet Mu sister label Knives has dropped game-changing releases from the likes of Jlin, JG Biberkopf and Kuedo in the past.

Words by Hannes Rooms
Picture by Stine Sampers, shot in Brussels

Obsequies is playing Quiver at Minus One, Ghent on April 19.
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