OFFICE SOUNDINGS #2: Deep in the hummus

November 24, 2021

Here at the KRAAK HQ the current vibe is deep mole people

THIS SATURDAY NOV 12 IN MECHELEN!

November 10, 2021

gr'Ambachting with claire rousay and Xaxi + finissage "1000 Ogen "by Erwin Van Looveren

OFFICE SOUNDINGS #1

October 25, 2021

First instalment of the new procrastinatory series (?) of what we listened to/trolled each other with at KRAK HQs. Upskirt cumbias, wheezing improvisations, prepared banjo licks,



KRAAK FESTIVAL 2021 IN PICTURES

October 05, 2021

A look back at this year's festival's sights and moods as captured by the inimitable Hans van der Linden!



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Simon Van Honacker

September 30, 2021

As a symbol of gatherings past and the voices that trailed behind them, Simon Van Honacker's setting up his installation Tempo In Vlaanderen for anyone to visit/get lost in mentally and sonically in the Het Bos courtyard. Ambient characters and trademarked organic symphonies are just a ghost braderie away ~ ~ ~



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Spuk Disk

September 30, 2021

Rounding up the performer parade - and closers of the festival - are lathe utopians Spuk Disk



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: soccer Committee

September 29, 2021

Mariska Baars, aka soccer Committee, is back after a hiatus of a decade-plus. Delicate yet deeeep guitar singings and a yearning for simpler moments with nature will affect those sitting or standing around sC's tender siren's songs. Catch her on Saturday ~ THIS SATURDAY!



Million Brazilians

September 28, 2021



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Le Diable Dégoûtant

September 27, 2021

Picking up the pace for the KRAAK Fest Focus Fest, here's Pauline Marx, aka Le Diable Dégoûtant all the way from the deep recesses of Brittany's lore. Witchy incantations from a half-woman half-creature from the woods are in store as the twilight sets on ye attendees ale-lit faces.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHTLIGHTS: Heta Bilaledin

September 24, 2021

Surfing on the waves of her album release, we're happy to present Heta Bilaletdin as one of the many shining beams in this KRAAK Festival. Heavy HEAVY bass and sparkling squirreling sound snackies



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Justine Grillet

September 23, 2021

Justine Grillet is no stranger to Antwerp's art spaces, as she has been exhibiting and playing music consistently for the past year and more (?!). Keeping to her home turf, she'll be opening this year's KRAAK Fest with her dreamlike soundscapes straight out of a magically woodsy RPG game ✨



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: John Dunbar & The Cheese Chandeliers

September 22, 2021

This enigmatic Greek and his possibly imagined Cheese Chandeliers came into our hive radar through the scrambling chaos of internet shares, and our hive minds definitely fizzled upon grasping his strange, nihilistic jams tinged with crude pop allusions which, at the end of the day, spell out some damn good times. Come & meet this John Dunbar, we will too!



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Elisabeth Klinck

September 21, 2021

Belgium's got some young talent, and violinist Elisabeth Klinck is kicking proof of that. After a stint on our TOTAL STOOGE FM FEST, we got her back for an in-da-flesh performance at this year's KRAAK Fest for a soaring intimate set in Het Bos's exhibition space. Let them violins roar up in space:



Ilpo Numminen

September 20, 2021

Proceeding with the proceedings, we have the ultra slick melodies and fashion statements of Finland's Ilpo Numminen. One of that land's premier syntheads, he'll be running some test flights at our KRAAK fest for a nighttime set of cosmic deliriums to send us all into the space lands of our mindddddddds. Trip on!!



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Foudre Rockeur

September 18, 2021

Now here's some honest to goodness rock n roll: Foudre Rockeur, these self-appointed demons of rock, are the collision of Mr Marcaille and a group of residents from the Pôle Habitat ADAPEI in Widranges. Together they blast out forthright jams that need no words be chanted along with.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: EC Band

September 17, 2021

As the fermenting grounds for freshly-baked and potentially heart stirring projects, here's one from our favorite KRAMP and New York's Luke Calzonetti. As EC Band, they take us to woozy territories through dark guitar meanderings. Dusky Friday night music comin' your way.



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Dominique Grimaud

September 16, 2021

Here at the KRAAK HQ we developed a big heart for legendary French underground dweller Dominique Grimaud's warped rehashings of sixties psychedelia on his 19 Feedbacks album ~ a fitting soundtrack for those jarring and surreal months of confinement. Made sense then to have the man himself over for this year's fest to spill out his looping electronic experiences, augmented by Veronique Vilhet's hypnotic drumming. Strange jams for times that never cease to be strange!



Cucina Pover

September 14, 2021



KRAAK FEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Container

September 14, 2021

Dance-noise veteran Ren Schofield has been screwing up club floor enthusiasts as Container for at least a decade now. Spasmodic beats and modulated anarchy fly mercilessly about as techno iterations fold into each other and explode into micro anthems for uninhibited swaying. Time bends, and so does sound, as Schonfield proves over and over and over, and never over.



Zondag Acht Dagen is back!!!

September 08, 2021

This Sunday we're back in Ghent's De Koer for a sunny (if not in weather at least in spirit!) afternoon filled with jammings of all sorts, criss-crossing our tiny land with some of the finest acts gracing the local-ish scene.



KRAAK Festival 2021 at Het Bos

July 07, 2021

New location and exceptionally in the fall ~ because we couldn't get through this year without it (fingers still crossedddd). See you in the forest by the Schelde, more info soon! Line up and links hereunder:



Ignatz(loze) zanderige release jam foto's!

June 23, 2021

Onze terugkeer naar de concertwereld met het zoete Please Island, ladr.ache, Annelies Monseré & Floris, harige en pluimige beesten en de Oostendse branding. Foto's door Victor Van Wassenhove.



Nieuwe website!

June 22, 2021

Hoppa, Kraak.net heeft haar vorige huid afgeworpen en is klaar voor een vers decennium. Met nieuwe rubrieken en andere klikbare dingetjes!