Cos

Cos were a Belgian avant-jazz/rock band that released four albums on IBC between 1974 and 1979, followed by two further titles on Lark in 1983/84. Keyboardist Charles Loos (Abraxis/Julverne) appears as a member on the first and third albums, Postaeolian Train Robbery and Babel. Former Placebo keyboardist Marc Moulin produced 1976’s Viva Boma, which features […]

Aksak Maboul

Aksak Maboul — alternately spelled Aqsak Maboul — were a Belgian ensemble that released two albums during the late 1970s. The project was headed by multi-instrumentalist Marc Hollander and featured a revolving door of talent from both sides of the channel, including members of Placebo, Cos, and Henry Cow. Members: Marc Hollander (clarinet, drum machine, […]

Jenghiz Khan

Jenghiz Khan were a Belgian hard rock/heavy psych band that released one album, Well Cut, on Barclay in 1970. Members: Tim Brean (organ, piano, harpsichord, vocals), Big Frisma [Friswa] (guitar, vocals), Christian “Chris Tick” Servranckx (drums, percussion, vocals), Pierre Rapsat (bass, lead vocals) After Jenghiz Khan folded, bassist/vocalist Pierre Rapsat recorded as a solo artist, […]

Julverne

Julverne were a Belgian classical/folk ensemble that was initially active between the late 1970s and mid-1980s. The revolving door line-up consisted of anywhere from eight to 12 members at a given time. On 1980’s sophomoric A Neuf album, the band were joined by pianist composer Charles Loos, who had mined similar territory in the acoustic […]

Kandahar

Kandahar were a Belgian art-rock/jazz-rock band that released three albums between 1974 and 1978. Members: Jeff De Visscher (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar, vocals), Karel Bogard (piano, clavinet, synthesizer, gong, bells, vocals), Jean Pierre Claeys (bass), Etienne Delaruye (drums, glockenspiel, timpani, cello, tambourine, vibraphone, piano, synthesizer, strings, clavinet, marimba, vocals), Jacky Eddyn (soprano saxophone, alto […]

Machiavel

Machiavel are a Belgian rock band that has been active during various periods since the early 1970s. The band’s original formation produced four albums between 1976 and 1979. A change in lineup spawned a trio of albums during the early 1980s and a regrouped effort later that decade. The band would perform anew in the […]

Present

Present were a Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble that was initially active during the first half of the 1980s. The band was headed by erstwhile Univers Zéro guitarist Roger Trigaux and also included ongoing UZ drummer Daniel Denis, who concurrently played in Art Zoyd while recording the debut Present album Triskaidékaphobie, released in 1980 on Atem. A […]

Univers Zéro

Univers Zéro is a Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble that has been sporadically active since the mid-1970s. Led from its inception by drummer Daniel Denis, the group released five albums between 1977 and 1986. After a decade-length pause in activity, the nameplate relit at the cusp of the millennium. Members: Daniel Denis (drums, keyboards), Guy Segers (bass, […]

Waterloo

Waterloo were a Belgian pop-psych band that released three singles and the album First Battle in 1970 on Vogue, which also issued a fourth and final single the following year. The band’s final lineup formed the nucleus of Pazop. Members: Dirk Bogaert (lead vocals, flute), Gus Roan (guitar), Marc Malyster (organ, 1969-70), Jacky Mauer (drums), Jean-Paul […]

Red Zebra

Red Zebra were a Belgian art-punk/coldwave band formed in 1978 in Brugge, West-Vlaanderen. Between 1980 and 1982, three singles and an EP were issued on the band’s namesake self-press Zebra. The band’s singular album from this period, Maquis, appeared in 1983 on Parsley. A further EP was issued the following year on Himalaya. The 1990s and 2000s […]