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Abstract INC.

Abstract INC. is a Brussels-based six-man company playing the music of guitarist Machiel Heremans. Their storytelling music pulls you into an alternative world of spacey landscapes, bright contrast and layered compositions. The result is an eventful musical trip that throws you slightly off balance with excursions into jazz, but also into rock and classical music. On October 13th 2023 their first full album ‘Goodbye Big Idea’ was released.

Machiel Heremans – Guitar, composition

Abel Jednak – Alto saxophone

Joos Vandueren – Tenor saxophone

Leonard Steigerwald – Piano, keys

Otto Kint – Double Bass

Daniel Jonkers - Drums

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Teddy's Brain Drain

Exists on the edge between innocent almost naive melodies and dark puzzling atmospheres. The trio uses songs as a vessel to build a bigger tale, and at the same time, lets every musician explore an own narrative. Expect to hear bulky grooves, suspenseful themes and everything in between.

Their debut EP will be released in spring 2023.

Machiel Heremans – Guitar, Composition

Federico Stocchi – Double Bass

Gaspard Sicx – Drums

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No Wasabi

Machiel Heremans and Rebekka Van Bockstal, also No Wasabi, is an experimental guitar duo that takes the listeners on a musical trip with loops, echoes and other effects. The two guitar players met each other at the conservator of Brussels were they found out a shared passion for composing, effects, free improvisation and sound. These elements are also main aspects in the music of No Wasabi.

The first album (‘No Wasabi’) of No Wasabi is a powerful but

intimate story in which echo plays an important part because of the album was recorded in a church.

The combination of improvised sketches and composed

music blends into a fresh creativity in which different

boundaries are explored.

"No Wasabi" was recorded and mixed by Stef Lenaerts

and mastered by Gert Van Hoof (Cochlea mastering).

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HEREMANS/SENSMEIER

After meeting in their jazz studies in holland, Jon and Machiel formed a personal and musical bond in Brussels, exploring and expanding their common musical sphere through improvisation. This resulted in two eps and a music video in 2017 and 2018. in 2023, the duo met again for a residency in Denmark, where they recorded their first full-length album. it will be released in february 2024 with crrnt records.

 

Machiel Heremans – guitar, effects

Jon Sensmeier – saxophone, live electronics

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