Belgian Man Records

Belgian Man Records is a collective of artists that began in lovely, historic Concord, MA, but is currently based in Chicago, IL.

We record music, film videos, make art, and play shows.

All of our music is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc license, which means you’re free to share, remix, and re-use it non-commercially, provided you give attribution to the artist. If you’d like to use Belgian Man music commercially, email Andrew.

Haunted Coastlines LP
2014-09-23

Fenn Macon: Producer

Luc Lacerte: Masterer

Belgian Man Records and Hear Now Records are excited to team up for the release of Fenn Macon’s new tape, Haunted Coastlines! Drawing on influences from Dream Pop, Emo, Footwork, and Post-Rock, Fenn blends these together with an increased emphasis on vocal manipulation and guitar work.

Credits

Thanks to Hannah for the photo, Jasper for the bass, Luc for mastering, Ziyad for tape pressing, my friends, my family, and everyone at Belgian Man and Hear Now ~ FM

Kuh-Lida mix for Oishii Katsudon News
2014-09-16

Tokyo Megaplex

RYV

Kuh-Lida

Myles Emmons (aka Kuh-Lida) (aka Animals Deluxe) just released a swaggy mix on Oishii Katsudon, Charlie Abbott’s Japanese-English music blog.

Oishii Katsudon writes,

Suuuper fortunate to host this yummy yummy mix from this boundary-pushing homie.  From dripping Matthewdavid jams, to the gamecube vibes from Tokyo Megaplex, to the glitched out atmospheres of Madegg, to the gro0oOoOvin bass heavy jams from the man himself, to the chops//edits//blends that’ll make you say (((o ya))), this mix will keep you on your feeet 4ever!!!!  Be sure to peep Kuh-Lida’s absolutely cla$$ic catalogue, visual arts collective Real Boy Digital, label Stereocure, and be on the lookout for some new Kuh-Lida tunes sooosooooooooon :D :D :D :D :D

Check out the mix over at Oishii Katsudon

Sentient System CD Pressing News
2014-09-13

Matthew Gallagher

Matthew Gallagher’s album Sentient System, released under his fantastic Machine Listener project was just released in a super-limited CD edition by SKSK records. The CD is mastered by Wyatt Howland.

CDs are available on the Machine Listener Bandcamp

Oishii Katsudon News
2014-09-10

RYV

Oishii Katsudon is a new blog in Japanese and English led by Charlie Abbott, aka RYV.

Charlie has the inside scoop on the burgeoning Kyoto production scene, so this is definitely a site to watch. I’ve always wanted him to recommend me music every day. Now he can.

Here’s an excerpt from a feature they recently published on Madegg.

Thoughtfully experimental, hyper compressed, Kyoto-based artist Madegg is our first artist feature. Having recently performed alongside artists like Ryoji Ikeda, FaltyDL, The Field, Tim Hecker, and more, Madegg has been picking up steam in the last year or so.

With a dense, 11-album catalog of original material released since 2010 through some of Japan’s d0pest labels for electronic and experimental music, Madegg’s sonic style delivers thought provoking brain massages.

Check out the rest on Oishii Katsudon

Introducing BL!ND SC!ENT!STS News
2014-09-07

CHENZ

BL!ND SC!ENT!STS

SCRVB

BL!ND SC!ENT!STS, the new duo of SCRVB and CHENZ released their first single, ∆BSENCE XF THXVGHT. It bangs.

The origin of the BL!ND SC!ENT!STS is hard to accurately pin down. Somewhere along the line, two emcees by the names of CHENZ and SCRVB crossed paths after suffering from separate yet equally severe accidents that left the two entirely without sight. But now, for the first time, blessed with the powerful forces of beats and rhyme, the BL!ND SC!ENT!STS have emerged from the very depths of the underground to bring you their very first single ∆BSENCE XF THXVGHT.

Check it out on their bandcamp

MAYBEWISE at TRUEWAVE Events
2014-08-29

MAYBEWISE

MAYBEWISE is playing at TRUEWAVE on the 29th of August, along with Flamingosis, and Louis Futon.

You know what they say. The first taste is sweet. But the second is the one that gets you hooked. TRUEWAVE is back like trapper keepers and lunchline cuts. We’d like to thank everyone who supported us with the first edition. Big Time Vibes. This time around we’ve tightened up a few things and brought on a few new residents. You can expect enhanced party visuals, songs that probably won’t wobble, vibes so thick you need 3 Slurpee straws, and room to actually dance. So drop by again Philly. No pressure. We’ll just be chillin.

Truly yours, TRUEWAVE

You can get tickets on eventbrite, or find more deets on TRUEWAVE’s Facebook

TOKYOMEGAPLEX interview and guest mix on EGM Press
2014-08-29

Tokyo Megaplex

TOKYOMEGAPLEX was featured on the EGM podcast.

Better known by his project name Tokyo Megaplex, he provides a healthy 40 minute mix of the craziest mashups and tropical feels! We also have for the first time a short interview between the two of us where he tells me about his steps towards making a mix, his upcoming projects and collaborations, and how he started his music career!

Check it out on their Soundcloud

Introducing Wafelijzer News
2014-08-17

Andrew Monks

I’m super excited to publically release Wafelijzer, the software that powers the Belgian Man website.

Wafelijzer is web software you can use to make a beautiful and easy-to-run website for your record label or collective.

You can get it up and running in 5 minutes or less, and add artists, albums, news, videos, or even sell merch using the simple online interface.

Wafelijzer looks fantastic out-of-the-box, but it’s also totally customizable. Theme it up to your heart’s content.

You can find more details on the Wafelijzer page.

MAYBEWISE interview in Future Classics Press
2014-07-13

MAYBEWISE

Future Classics posted an interview of MAYBEWISE’s EP, Welcome To The Fishbowl:

How long has MAYBEWISE been in effect? And where did the moniker come into play?

Welcome to the Fishbowl marks the first release of the MAYBEWISE venture, but Peter has been producing and djing for nearly a decade, going under a number of other monikers and concepts. Patrick is pretty new to the game, but he brings the X factor and the life of the party.

The concept for the project started as an exercise in synergizing all the different styles of UK bass music we liked and then kind of took on a personality of its own.

How does the duo function, i.e. what roles do each of you share or assume?

Our process really has two stages: Sample gathering and production.

Most of our sounds are field recordings (percussion especially), so we go out pretty often to random places and record ourselves hitting things with sticks. A recent trip to Home Depot was a highlight; you walk around there and you’ll realize its just a giant warehouse of percussion. Other times we’ll just watch old movies and record the sounds we like. Our personal sample library is massive.

When it comes to studio work, Patrick is the wildcard. He usually comes up with a number of substance-fueled sketches on any given night and then Peter polishes them up while Patrick sleeps off the debauchery.

Catch the rest of the interview over on Future Classics