Absynthe Minded

Absynthe Minded

seen live, belgian, alternative, indie, rock

The Belgian alternative rock outfit Absynthe Minded is heavily influenced by thirties jazz, soul, Merseyside pop, balkan and gypsy music. Absynthe Minded originally formed in 1999 as a one man band. Singer/guitarist Bert Ostyn recorded the first demos solo in his bedroom in Ghent. In 2002 Ostyn recruited Renaud Ghilbert (violin, trumpet, percussion), Sergej Van Bouwel (bass, contrabass) and Jan Duthoy (Hammond, piano) to form the Absynthe Minded Quartet, shortly Absynthe Minded.

Absynthe Minded [2009]
  • 1. If You Don't Go, I Don't Go (3:29)
  • 2. Envoi (4:07)
  • 3. Heaven Knows (3:29)
  • 4. Dead On My Feet (4:55)
  • 5. Mercury (4:08)
  • 6. Paramount (3:56)
  • 7. Multiple Choice (4:42)
  • 8. Moodswing Baby (3:50)
  • 9. Fortress Europe (3:17)
  • 10. Papillon (4:41)
  • 11. Weekend In Bombay (4:03)
  • 12. Oh! The Longing (4:40)
  • 13. My Heroics, Part One (4:35)

De plaat werd in april – mei 2009 opgenomen in de Ferber studios in Parijs, een studio waar oa Nick Cave en Feist recent meerdere platen opnamen. Producer was Jean Lamoot, die in Frankrijk een topstatus geniet na platen met Noir Désir (die met ‘Le Vent l’emportera), Salif Keita, Raphael en recent nog Girls in Hawaii. Read more on Last.fm.