Dead Neanderthals are steadily making a name for themselves. Helming The New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz, you know to expect something out of the ordinary.
The duo — consisting of René Aquarius and Otto Kokke — are known for their free improvisational music, as is known in the jazz scene, but with a very different output. Flirting with extreme music like metal or even grindcore, their music takes on a dark twist.
Their new offering, and debut on Consouling Sounds, Craters brings the band into dark and moody territories, adding a bass guitar to the sonic palette. The album sounds organically layered, with Aquarius’s ominous percussion paving the way for Kokke’s atmospheric sax arrangements, glued together by Maxime Petit’s bass tones. An album that will take you on a dark and twisted trip for sure.
Craters will be released on vinyl and CD on March 17th and is available for pre-order through here. Listen to an excerpt of the upcoming album here:.