After some technical ups and downs of the past few days, I’m back with a few more alphabetically-themed musical treats.
I’ve recently discovered “Intergalactic Lovers” who hail from Aalst, Belgium. As is often the way of things these days, the first tune that I’d heard from them was featured on a TV show called “The Team”. A multi-country produced, cop-type show.
The song itself is a pleasant, mostly acoustic affair, and the female lead vocals balance nicely with the rest of the band’s pop sensibilities.
This got me thinking about some other Belgian artists that were also worth a shout. The first I remember hearing were dEUS, just can’t quite remember what their “big” song was, but do remember them being in and around The Top 40 once or twice.
Another favourite of mine are Black Box Revelation. I remember playing a couple of their tunes on “Cut Me Some Slack” back in the day. However, they’ve since disappeared off the map and with no new music in sight. Maybe that guitar/drums duo thing has run its course? Cool video too.
If you’re a fan of Bluegrass, (and if you’re not, then what’s wrong with you?) there was a great Belgian movie called The Broken Circle Breakdown which also had a wonderful accompanying soundtrack. It will make you cry…
It’d be remiss of me not to mention Jacques Brel. David Bowie recorded a version of Amsterdam, as well as Scot Walker and many others covering his work. To see it performed in it’s original language is quite something.