The acts you can't miss according to Thomas Konings
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