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o veux - o veux (2x12inch vinyl lp)


ARTIST // o veux
LABEL // onderstroom (be)
CAT // os031lp


Belgian post punk band O Veux issue more than 40 tracks over two self-titled, archival, double vinyl compilations via Softspot Music (US) and OnderStroom Records (BE). The OnderStroom compilation, presented here, features unreleased and live recordings from 1981-1982, never before released on vinyl. The Softspot release features O Veux's complete studio recordings from 1982-1986, with additional unreleased tracks. The Flemish region of Belgium is known for its punk, post punk, and cold wave music in the 1980s, and yet a trove of bands like AA, The Cultural Decay, and Kebab came up in Flanders and self-released small runs of their own music. Another one of these un-famous bands was O Veux. In the early '80s, four unemployed guys from Hasselt, Belgium sought out raw, progressive music in order to escape the boredom of their daily lives. Heavily influenced by the Hasselt music scene, a breeding ground for left-of-center groups, the guys decided to form their own band. Despite the fact that none of them could actually play an instrument, they were committed to the fundamental belief that anyone could play if they so desired. So Rudi Reners, Marc Vandezande, Valentin Smeyers, and Ivo Geurts bought the cheapest instruments they could find and started O Veux. For fans of Mars, DNA, The Cultural Decay, and De Brassers. Comes in gatefold sleeve; Edition of 300.