2017 was a good year. Not only in terms of music, but also for myself. Got a new fulltime job, finally went to see Manchester United and announced that me and the missus expect a second child in 2018. But without further ado, he’re is my Top 25 of 2017:
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3
Ex Eye – Ex Eye
Dödsrit – Dödsrit
Dead Neanderthals – Womb of God
Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Employed To Serve – The Warmth of a Dying Sun
Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapés
Amenra – MASS VI
James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits
Converge – The Dusk in Us
Drab Majesty – The Demonstration
Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
Human Future – Flat Earth Blues
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
Krallice with Dave Edwardson – Loüm
Luwten – Luwten
Dead Neanderthals – Craters
Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 OST
Oak – Your Mess as Much as Mine
Dead Cross – Dead Cross
The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
Grindjazz? Yeah, grindjazz. Two on sax and one on drums recorded ‘Prime’ live in Rijswijk (NL) last year. Vinyl has sold out, CD is close to and now there’s a cassette tape via us. Limited to 50 copies in total, this is probably the most experimental band we’ve ever put out.
Dead Neanderthals played our first ever show and is now touring the world, where grindfans unite at their underground shows. They were even picked up by Pitchfork a while back and that’s not bad for two to three guys from the Dutch east. ‘Prime’ gets us excited and so should you be.
We’re delighted to announce the release of SFG016: Dead Neanderthals one track record ‘Prime’ on tape format. The heavy jazz duo of drummer René Aquarius and Otto Kokke on saxophone is one of our favourite Dutch acts, but they recorded this 40 minute juggernaut with English saxophonist Colin Webster The extra saxophone gives this record even more body and we call this intense record a heavy beast, but you can also label it as an insane and destructive powertrip.
‘Prime’ will be released on Friday the 18th of September as a two-sided white tape in a regular case and is limited to 50 copies. We’re very proud to be part of this, since Dead Neanderthals are one of the hardest working bands hailing from The Netherlands. We’ll be carrying copies of ‘Prime’ at our Incubate event on the releaseday (Dudok), but we’ll try our best to bring a few copies to Dead Neanderthals’ event on the day before (Midi).