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Photo by Stefaan Temmerman
At the end of 2015, CHVE made quite an impression with his debut solo full album Rasa. CHVE is best known for his work with Amenra, but his solo work took a different turn both musically and stylistically. Instead of the brute primal force and walls of sound, CHVE’s solo work is very introspective and intimistic, making use solely of his voice, a hurdy gurdy and the bodhran. The approach might be very different, but the music is equally devastating and brutally honest.
Rasa was the studio incarnation of CHVE, produced with the aid of Dehn Sora (Treha Sektori, Sembler Deah, …), but during his many live shows, the music transformed organically in a distinctly different way. To document the transformation from the studio to a live solo CHVE performance, this beautiful new live record 10910 is presented. The album captures the music in a truly unique way: it was recorded by one man in one take in an old tram, amidst the busy Saturday city life of Ghent, and was immediately cut to vinyl afterwards. These recordings have been mixed by Aaron Harris (ISIS, Palms, Deftones, Tool, etc.) and have been mastered by Frederik Dejongh (CHVE, TBHR, Syndrome, etc.) to ensure the most perfect listening experience of this live rendition of Rasa, augmented with a unique interpretation of Nico’s ‘Le Petit Chevalier’ and previously unreleased material. For the artwork, CHVE and Tine Guns collaborated in a unique way with visuals of Guns’ playing a part in the packaging of the album and the music of the CHVE live album playing a part in Guns’ new film To Each His Own Mask. Furthermore, Aline Gorsen created relics of CHVE’s own flesh, which are also featured in the artwork.
10910 will be released through Consouling Sounds on November 11th and is available for pre-order on LP and CD through here.
03/10: Nature, Kortrijk BE
06/10: Consouling store, Gent BE
07/10: de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam NL
12/10: Stuk, Leuven BE
13/10: AB, Brussels BE
01/11: Kerkhof, Kortrijk BE
08/11: Balzaal, Vooruit Gent BE
11/11: Joseph Ryelandtzaal, Brugge BE
12/11: Le Guess Who, Utrecht NL
19/11: Mediatheque, Vendenheim FR
Listen to the track ‘Le Petit Chevalier’ exclusively here: