Builenradar – There Is No Hunger in Your Shame (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 34:17 minutes | 432 MB | Genre: Experimental, Folk, Blues, Psychedelic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © School of the Arts
Builenradar is the new moniker under which Belgian visual artist and musician Wouter Vanhaelemeesch performs his damaged post-apocalyptic bikerfolk. Previously known as Urpf Lanze, he’s been producing trance-like guitar boogie that takes inspiration from disparate influences since the early 2010s. RIYL: Marvin Pontiac, Bill Orcutt, Wilburne Burchette, Loren Connors, Tom Cora, Ignatz, Circuit Des Yeux…
Builenradar plays in a self-developed unorthodox style with a resophonic guitar on his lap and a voice ranging from messy grunts to eerie whistling and absent murmurs. Once, after Vanhaelemeesch opened for Keiji Haino, the master told him, “you do interesting things, but you must go further,” so he stopped tuning his guitar altogether.“There Is No Hunger in Your Shame” collects six recordings made between 2013 and 2017. While some veer to more abstract, melancholy meanderings, others are all aggression and drunken intensity. Take the title track: the artist describes it as “a dump truck of fingerpicking rolling down a cliff” the composition sounds like a noise hooligan covering Konono N°1. Distorted tape manipulation pierces through, a rainstorm provides a natural backdrop, and a broken harmonium becomes an unlikely sparring partner. Every track sounds dirty, loose, and covered in sweat, dancing in the bowels of the blues canon.
As Urpf Lanze, Vanhaelemeesch has performed at festivals like Flow and Incubate and opened up for artists like Six Organs of Admittance, 75 Dollar Bill, Alan Licht & Tetuzi Akiyama, and many more.
Vanhaelemeesch is also known for his large-scale pen and ink drawings that plunder early renaissance and alchemic imagery and infuse the results with radical collage techniques and a very surreal (or just Belgian) sense of humor. He has provided artwork for releases by artists like Jozef van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Basho, Jack Rose, Smegma, Razen, Mauro Antonio Pawlowski, Cian Nugent, Aki Onda, et al.
During the day, Builenradar works as a music curator and promoter and was a co-founder of the audioMER label.
01. Builenradar – One Eyed Buildings (06:53)
02. Builenradar – There Is No Hunger in Your Shame (07:36)
03. Builenradar – Gas Giant (04:14)
04. Builenradar – I’ve Stolen All The Lakes so Now Your Gods Don’t Have no Mirrors (06:43)
05. Builenradar – Let Me Hate Your Welcome (06:33)
06. Builenradar – Now The Chimney Hatched an Egg (02:16)