Altertape will be sharing the stage with pianist-composer Bas Bulteel on 26 September: for the Soulmate Sessions at Vrijstaat O. Bas has composed new work that will be performed together with the Altertapers and several other outstanding musicians during a one-off concert. The same night you will be treated to concerts by both Altertape and Bas Bulteel Trio as well.
No Ghent Festival without Altertape! The band has been selected for the finals of the Jonge Wolves/Jeunes Loups contest in the Spiegeltent (Baudelo, Ghent). Even better: you get to hear us play twice.
Urgent.fm is presenting all candidates during their Camping Vlasmarkt, so on Friday 17 July at 7.40 pm we’re performing a live set. All tune in to fm105.3 for Altertape unplugged, with two brand new songs that will be catapulted into the ether for you.
The actual Jonge Wolven show is a week later, on Friday 24 July at 7.30 pm. Come support us and enjoy our new set live for the first time. We promised it’ll be worth it!
An amazing album is at its best played through high standard speakers. That is why Altertape is treating you to a live set at high-end audio en video concept store Wide Screen Audio on 6 November at 8pm. Don’t miss out!
Last weekend was THE weekend for Altertape: Glasstic Drops was presented for the very first time! The release was a great success, to say the least. But this is only the beginning… Next week the band will be exposing our capital to their unique sound, at the Stoemp-concerts.
Come on over to Bonnefooi on Tuesday 21 October. The gig starts at around 9.30pm.
Another very nice review for Altertape’s debut Glasstic Drops, this time from Snoozecontrol. They conclude the following:
“Altertape’s Glasstic Drops bring us a colourful variation of styles and excites from start till end, with soothing soundscapes on the one end and gripping jazz sounds on the other. But mostly this debut shows an abundance of experimental extravagances and changes in tempo, making us curious about the future. With this album and this sound they could go anywhere and don’t need to pin themselves down to a single genre. No, Altertape manages to expose us to the wide spectrum of their abilities and make us hopeful for that golden future. Each of the songs is a gem that is directed straight to every emotion in your heart and soul.”
If that doesn’t make you long for the cd release, we don’t know what will.
Less than two weeks before Altertape releases their debut album Glasstic Drops, and RifRaf has already given them their blessing:
“Jazz meets ambient meets postrock in Flanders Fields’ will from this moment onwards be equal to Altertape. Always with an eye on a relatively breezy accessibility the band around Jonathan Callens (Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat) enthusiastically spins filmic, instrumental melodies. On ‘Snow’ and ‘Halfway’ – reminiscent of Explosions In The Sky and occasionally some Red Sparowes – things turn a tad fiercer, including delayed catharsis. Exciting, playful, varied: remarkable feat, this debut!’
In exactly three weeks Altertape‘s debut album Glasstic Drops is coming out! Opportunities to go see the band live and buy the cd or vinyl aplenty:
10 October: Club De Loge (Ghent) – 8pm (cd-release: reduced rates for the album!)
12 October: Club De Loge (Ghent) – 3pm (cd-release: reduced rates for the album!)
19 October: The Roots (Oostend) – 9pm
21 October: Bonnefooi (Brussels) – 9pm (Stoemp concert!)
23 October: G-Huis (Melle) – 9pm
27 November: Nijdrop (Opwijk) – 8.30pm (support Dans Dans)
28 November: Zeezicht (Antwerp) – 9pm
Don’t miss out!
Urgent.fm 105.3 is a fan of Altertape and has put a couple of the songs on Glasstic Drops in rotation. Listen out for Reverse for instance and get a sneak preview of the album!
In a little over a month’s time, Altertape reaches musical adulthood: its first full album, named Glasstic Drops, will officially set foot on this world in October. We immediately plan two release concerts, on Friday 10 October (8pm) and Sunday 12 October (3pm) in Club De Loge (Nieuwevaart 139, Ghent). Entrance is free, but as seats are limited, reservation is required at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the occasion, the album will be for sale on cd & on vinyl at a reduced rate. Don’t miss it!
Below you can find a sneak preview of what this fine debut album looks like! Keep your eyes on the agenda for the next cd-release gigs all over Flanders and Brussels.
Last Monday Altertape played a mesmerising set at music contest Jonge Wolven during the Ghent Festival. Although we have to wait until Sunday to know whether we managed to convince the jury as well as the attentive audience, you can relive the show with a nice video by AVS East-Flemish Television.
Moreover, a short review of the gig can be found here:
Next gig: the Jonge Wolven competition during the Gentse Feesten, 21st of july at 10pm, Spiegeltent Baudelopark. Be there!
Stay in touch, our first album release concerts will be announced soon!
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