NM076: GLICE – CIELO (LP)
New album released November 2017 on Narrominded
Amsterdam-based duo GLICE packed up their gear, went to Berlin and recorded a brooding new album with Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten. CIELO sees Glice expanding their sound into the realms of post-classical, post-industrial music. In turns beautiful and menacing, CIELO moves past noise music and abstract electronics into strange new territories.
Ruben Braeken (Katadreuffe, Apneu) and Melle Kromhout (Fata ‘el Moustache’ Morgana) worked with Alexander Hacke to bring the music of Glice into the unknown. There is a new clarity to the sound of CIELO, one that reveals new detail and deeper musical undercurrents to their noisy pastures of sound.
Ruben Braeken is one of the hardest working men in the Amsterdam music scene. Last January, he performed with four different bands at the Dutch underground festival Van Onderen, held during 24 hours in the legendary Paradiso venue.
Melle Kromhout is researching the history of sine waves at the University of Cambridge, after completing his dissertation in Amsterdam on the importance of noise in sound recording.
Together they have been working as Glice for almost a decade. The last few years have seen them accelerate towards the new grounds explored on CIELO.