Ruben Machtelinckx - guitar,baritone guitar, banjo
Hilmar Jensson - guitar
Joachim Badenhorst
- sax, clarinets
Nathan Wouters - acoustic bass

Recorded April 2014: The Rabbitfield, Belgium Engineer: Christophe Albertijn
Mixing: Christophe Albertijn, Ruben Machtelinckx, Thomas Jillings & Nathan Wouters at Esme
Mastering: Uwe Teichert at Electropolis
Artwork: Ante Timmermans
Graphic Design: Levi Seeldraeyers


(ENG)
The music is played by guitarists Ruben Machtelinckx and Hilmar Jensson, Joachim Badenhorst on reeds and Nathan Wouters on double bass. These atypical occupation produces a distinctive and soothing sound. Strong melodies and earthy progressions form the basis of the compositions that often have a melancholic undertone. The music consists of atmospheric, warm, poetic sounds, and allows the individuality of each musician to come forward. The emphasis is on the sound texture and homogeneity of the music, which among other things means that the musicians think as more composers than as solo act.

 

Press

" An absolutely enchanting release from guitarist Machtelinkckx,"... "Peaceful music that hints at a vague unease, keeping the ear alert and the music from ever attaining a sleepy quality. Just gorgeous. Pick of the Week." Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm, Best of 2015 (27/12/2015)

"Dramatic effects aside, Flock is still a lyrical album with plenty of delicate melodies. It once again shows the group's ability to create a cinematic universe that is entirely its own." Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz (01/10/2015)

"Met zijn veertig minuten is 'Flock' aan de korte kant. Maar het aangebodene is dermate fascinerend dat deze zich moeiteloos onafgebroken laat herbeluisteren." Erno Elsinga, Jazzenzo Jazzmagazine (13/01/2015)

"...une perle de la musique belge d'aujourd'hui. Ce Flock est un des albums les plus originaux que j'ai entendus ces derniers temps. Un disque d'atmosphères étranges, d'ambiances sonores, de poésie."... "quelque 40 minutes de musiques nouvelles et sophistiquées qu'on doit écouter inlassablement pour en découvrir toutes les richesses." Jean-Claude Vantroyen, Le Soir, **** (07/01/2015)

" An absolutely enchanting release from guitarist Machtelinkckx,"... "Peaceful music that hints at a vague unease, keeping the ear alert and the music from ever attaining a sleepy quality. Just gorgeous. Pick of the Week." Dave Sumner, Woundering Sound, Pick of the Week (20/11/2014)

"En net als op 'Faerge' is het samenspel op 'Flock' belangrijker dan solistische ijdeltuiterij. Hoed af dan ook voor muzikant-componist Machtelinckx, die nog geen dertig is maar nu al beheerste, volwassen, gerijpte en lang nazinderende muziek schrijft die veel aan de verbeelding overlaat."... "Een in alle opzichten vlekkeloos album."
Patrick Auwelaert, Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen, p. ...(../../2014)

 

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1. Flock
R. Machtelinckx - 03:55

2. Peterson
R. Machtelinckx - 03:38

3. McMurdo
R. Machtelinckx - 06:14

4. The Hunter
R. Machtelinckx - 05:02

5. Cumulus
R. Machtelinckx - 05:23

6. Loos
R. Machtelinckx - 07:25

7. Mr. Maurin
R. Machtelinckx - 02:41

8. Gaap
R. Machtelinckx - 05:53

Total Time 40:07