Low Serotonin release

Liam Coleman and myself have a shared interest : take your guitar and get some othwerworldly sounds out of it. Exactly what we did to create this EP, called Low Serotonin. We found the nice people from Already Dead willing to release it on tape, and it is available now ! Not exactly fresh green spring music, but hey, music is timeless, so I suppose it’s season-less as well.

This is how Already Dead Tapes describes the album :

“The world of ambient noise is one that can easily become monotonous and redundant. Expectations of these “spaced out” arrangements are usually met due to the listener’s understanding of the genre. There is, however, comfort in knowing what is coming from these musical experiences; but it is lovely when an artist throws you through a loop and knocks you out of your comfort zone. This is exactly what Lcoma & The Next Commuter drop into your lap on their new release ‘Low Serotonin’. Naturally progressing from their last release with Already Dead (2012’s ‘Waiting to be Spoken To’), the group takes you to a land where gravity holds no bearing, and time is only a myth. Unlike many ambient noise based albums ‘Low Serotonin’ plays more like an organic feeling than a movie score. It is music to implode to; slowly winding its way around and through movement after movement into a victorious conclusion.”

(Wesley Nowlin, Already Dead Tapes, 2015)

I say, great description !

Get your copy right here.

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A new album at last!

Xtraplex records released my “Soundtrack For A Dysfunctional Landscape” a couple of days ago. The sounds on this album have been created with guitar and pedals alone, and that worked out pretty well. The result is an ambient-like, post/psyrock soundscape with some epicness. As far as there was a concept, it’s stated in the title :-)

You can pre-listen and download the music at  Xtraplexrecords.com for a mere 3 euros. Click the fantastic artwork (by HanLeese) below, and you’ll get there!

Thanks for your ongoing support people…

Soundtrack For A Dysfunctional Landscape

Soundtrack For A Dysfunctional Landscape

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Two new albums coming up !

Yes, busy days :-)

The past couple of weeks I participated in two exhibitions, providing soundscapes for sculptures of Pieter Janssens. One in Antwerp, one in Brussels, both were a succes and a great experience. Scroll down for some pictures of the Antwerp exhibition, and here‘s an article and photos about the one in Brussels.

But there’s some new music coming as well!! Before the end of the year Xtraplex Records will release Soundtrack For A Disfunctional Landscape. My second release on this awesome label is a soundscape I created without any software-effects, so just guitar and my modest pedalboard. Here’s a preview.

And the nice people from Already Dead Tapes & Records, who by now should be recovered from their annual ADT&R Family Reunion, are releasing Low Serotonin in spring 2015. This EP (my second on this label as well) is a collaboration with Liam Coleman, a London-based electronic musician. We both used our guitar in this piece, to create a dreamy, slightly distorted soundscape, ‘proper headphone music’ as Liam calls it. There’s a preview on Liam’s soundcloudpage. Oh yeah, it’ll be on cassette!

Greetings all !

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In 1969 Zager and Evans sang “in the year 2525″, and in 2014 an exhibition with the same name runs in Antwerp, Belgium. As the name makes clear the theme is “Future”. Not science-fiction as seen on tv, but original visions of the future. Together with Pieter Janssens I participate in the expo – Pieter sculpted impressive concrete animals, and I coloured it with sound. Check 2525′s site for more info.




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New Album : Generative Stills

Yes, today my new mini-album is available through Bandcamp ! It’s called ‘Generative Stills’ and has almost 30 minutes of dark, glooming ambient alternated with some lighter tracks.

The album was created by programming generative compositions, which were ‘recorded’ – and thus in fact made ‘ungenerative’ – and used as a starting point for this record (GS1, GS2, and GS3). Snapshots of generative music, one could say, hence the title ‘Generative Stills’. In between are two regular recordings (IN1 and IN2). For some info about Generative Music visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generative_music.

Available as name-your-price download or CDr, both through Bandcamp.

Thanks for the support everyone!

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Soon, new EP.

Within 2 weeks or so, I’ll be launching my newest album ‘Generative Stills’. I’m looking forward to it ! It will be a digital self-release with a limited edition on CDr. More info to be followed.

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‘Katharsis’ hits the world wide web

Yeah ! My latest EP ‘Katharsis’ has been launched tonight by Xtraplex Records ! They describe it quite fittingly.

“After the uptempo glittery glitch idm of Iameb 57 last month we have arrived in true mid-winter vibe with this short and serene piece of ambient awe. This time no beats or fancy triangles, no glitch or post binaural organism. With ‘Katharsis’ The Next Commuter returns to basic dreaming and explores for us the world of layered pads, soundscapes and distant natural atmospheres. Ideal for the desolate but imaginative post apocalyptic winter feeling we all sense every once in a while. A short soundtrack for a misty paradise.”

Get it here.

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‘Waiting to be Spoken to’ available

I’m very – very –  proud to announce that my EP ‘Waiting to be Spoken to’ is available henceforth. Go the (beautifully designed) Already Dead Tapes website to grab a copy of the (equally beautifully designed) tape. Only 40 copies, so don’t wait too long! Listen to the album right here.

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Two more days

Tuesday 06/11 my EP ‘Waiting to be Spoken to’ will be released at Already Dead Tapes & Records. It will be available as tape or as download. I’m really looking forward to it, and I already want to thank Josh Tabbia from ADT&R for his interest, hard work and wonderful artwork! It wil be a thing of beauty… See below for some previews (prelistens) of the EP :

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Release-date ‘Waiting to be spoken to’ announced!

I just received word from Already Dead Tapes that TNC’s first official and physical release will be November 6 ! I’m hugely looking forward to it. Here’s a little preview :

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