Arve Henriksen - Trumpet, Flute , Voice & Electronics
Stian Westerhus - Guitar & Electronics
Jozef Dumoulin - Fender Rhodes & Electronics
Teun verbruggen - Drums & Electronics

Recording: Dieter Claeys, Live the 17th of January 2015 at 'het Bos', Antwerp
Mixing & Mastering: Stian Westerhus
Production: Teun Verbruggen
Artwork: 'The Skirt' by MichaŽl Borremans 2005
Lay out: Peter Verbruggen

this is a coproduction with RAT Records

Available on cd

(ENG) A "dream line-up" is possibly the best way to describe Warped Dreamer. Few quartets succeed in bowling over their audiences in such diverse ways as this quartet led by drummer Teun Verbruggen. This versatile Belgian percussionist puts together four top-notch musicians from the Belgian and Norwegian scenes, who bring out the best in each other on stage. Teun likes to be startled by collaborations with wayward musicians, musicians who inspire him because they rediscover and reinvent themselves each time again. He had already hooked up with trumpeter Arve Henriksen and with Jozef Dumoulin (Rhodes) previously. Guitarist Stian Westerhus is the right fit and perfectly complements the quartet. Include a big display of effects pedals and you get a music genre that defies any attempt at classification. Free improvisation, jazz residue and electronic interventions/manipulations are woven together in an organically flowing crossover that both hints at a Northern vastness and utilises a complex inner map that guides the audience past labyrinthine horizons, intricate textures and spontaneous interactions. As such, they incorporate both crackling, whirling walls of sound and claustrophobic whispers. Warped Dreamer is definitely looking forward in a way that makes the question whether it's in or out completely irrelevant. It's everywhere at once. The band gets its name from an Othin Spake composition, another of Teun Verbruggen's experimental bands, and also shares the same fickle, mysterious city vibe. If you like improv, you are in for a treat!

Warped Dreamer shares a fickle, mysterious city vibe with a few other bands these musicians are/were involved in. At the same time this project, which combines the talents of Belgian stalwarts Teun Verbruggen (drums) and Jozef Dumoulin (keyboards) with those of Norwegian experimentalists Stian Westerhus (guitar) and Arve Henriksen (trumpet), also has an entirely different identity. Free improvisation, jazz residue and electronic interventions/manipulations are woven together in an organically flowing crossover that hints at a Northern vastness and utilizes a complex inner map that guides the audience past labyrinthine panoramas, intricate textures and spontaneous interaction. As such, they incorporate both crackling, whirling walls of sound and claustrophobic whispers. Warped Dreamer looks toward the future in a way that makes the question whether it's in or out completely irrelevant. It's everywhere at once.
Guy Peters

 

Press

"The quartet invites the audience [...] on a roller coaster ride and repeats the process over and over again. In quiet and subdued moments, the public waits with bated breath while the band lets the tension rise slowly. Then, as the carts reach their highest point, we, humble listeners, are taken on a breakneck race downhill with Westerhus's hefty solos, gritty interludes courtesy of Dumoulin, Henriksen's sampled interventions and as mentioned, Verbruggen's mighty but downright rhythmic percussions." Jazz & Meer

"From calm-infused passages to outbursts of musical energy, the audience is drawn into a wonderful world of free expression which at times sounds almost mystical and at others like a damned good organised chaos. The percussion sound play cannot be pigeonholed. It is pure improvisation where the musicians inspire each other from one moment to the next: improvisation built from scratch, influenced by a playful mix of jazz, electronic, noise and rock. They get the best out of their instruments." Written in Music

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1. Kenda
11:12

2. Nahimana
09:34

3. Sahpooly
08:13

4. Odahingum
15:57

5. Tehya
09:07

total time - 54:03
eNR 2016
all music by
A. Henriksen / Stian Westerhus
J. Dumoulin / T. verbruggen