A Kabas - bwaa. - Troika coöperation.
March 19th Kabas presented their latest album, called Eugénie, at the arts center Nona in Mechelen, Belgium. With this first release concert they retraced their steps to the very place where Eugénie was recorded. The idiosyncratic acoustics of the concert hall of kc Nona where used as a fifth instrument. An extra feature to the normal Kabas setting is the addition of a harmonium. This instrument, which was saved from an old church, provides a new perspective on the established sound world of Kabas. The harmonium serves as a perfect adhesive between the rhythms and texture of the drums and comes pretty close to the sound of a flute and even an arco played double bass.
The name of the album, Eugénie, refers to the late Belgian writer Louis Paul Boon, more precisely it refers to the cleaning lady of Louis Paul. The first Kabas record, Abel (eNR044) was named after the book Abel Gholaerts, a pitchblack novel written by Louis Paul Boon. He intended to write a sequel, something more optimistic, but he never did. With Eugénie, Kabas writes its own imaginary sequel to Abel.
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