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hinah036 - Lynn Cassiers "Nacht Slakje"hinah036 - Lynn Cassiers

"Nacht Slakje"

Lynn Cassiers is a Brussels based singer/soundscaper in the new jazz and improv scene. In Belgium she has worked with contemporary jazz ensembles such as Octurn, The Brussels Jazz Orchestrated and Mäâk. She's part of bands like Tape Cuts Tape (with Rudy Trouvé / Eric Thielemans), Flying Nimbus (with Manolo Cabras), Lilly Joel (with Jozef Dumoulin), Konbini (with Pak Yan Lau), Holsen & Cassiers (with Hilde Holsen), Oba Loba, Lidlboj, Alexandra Grimal's "Nāga", "La Vapeur au-dessus du Riz" (Alexandra Grimal's opéra clandestin), Eve Beuvens Tri(w)ords...


hinah035 - Mocke "Faces béates"hinah035 - Mocke

"Faces béates"

Mocke is a busy man indeed. On top of being a very active guitarist in several French bands (Midget!, Arlt, Chevalrex...), he has released in recent years three beautiful instrumental albums on the label Objet Disque. As big fans of these LPs, we have asked him if, by any chance, he happened to sit on any hidden gems that did not make it to the albums... Bingo! Mocke dug out five superb unreleased instrumentals for us. They take us through various atmospheres (pop, jazz, latin, rock, folk...), in a mix of styles that Mocke handles so well.


hinah034 - melmac "Rambo Rantanplan"hinah034 - melmac

"Rambo Rantanplan"

Melmac and the Reverter brothers are old friends of hinah's, as the label released one of the band's first recordings: hinah003 - P1 vs P2. Back then, the lineup only included Luc and Nicolas and they played minimalist electronic music. Nearly 16 years later, Melmac has grown into a quartet, with Jean-Yves Davillers (drums) and Quentin Rollet (saxophone) recently joining. The sound has also changed a lot, combining noisy guitars, experimental sounds and free jazz.


hinah033 - Jan Mörgenson "Live @ Maison Salvan"hinah033 - Jan Mörgenson

"Live @ Maison Salvan"

It is with "Mehmet II", a track on his last album, that we discovered Jan Mörgenson - from Metz, France, but originally from Denmark. While undeniably influenced by John Fahey and Jack Rose, this track also shows a true personality which is also noticeable throughout the album, "Jass, Raag & Blooz", released early 2016 on Specific: a trip through America and its "Primitive Guitar" but also slow rides in wide open Asian arid spaces and a couple of high-altitude excursions in unexplored, hostile territory.
For this release, we have asked Jan for a live recording of his songs. So here is one of his latest sets, recorded live in the South of France, at Maison Salvan in Labège, where you can rediscover most of his last album.


hinah032 - Empty House Cooperative "Seven"hinah032 - Empty House Cooperative


Empty House Cooperative "Seven" is a document of one of the core trio's many gatherings. The titles are a play on words, mixing imagistic language to rhyme with the numbers, with "Seven" being both, as the number 7 is my secret soothing obsessive-compulsive fixation number.
We've developed our unspoken "just do it and enjoy it" musical language over the 20 years since we began as Sunday jam sessions in 1996.
I had a vision to invite musicians that I trusted or had a good vibe about to explore improvisation with minimal guidelines in a loose collective with an ebb and flow of both sound and membership. Approximately 30 people have been involved over the years. Regulars have included musicians Craig Colorusso and Thalia Zedek, some old friends from the band Molasses & others of their Montreal scene, and social justice activist Brian Corr, whom I met in Jumbo, a Boston rock scene circus music band.
From EHC's inception, the heavy foundation and floral scrabbles of Jonah Sacks' cello, the structure and deconstruction of Chris Brokaw's guitar, and DMC's viola, loops, howling & singing feedback, electro-acoustic noise & obsession with effects pedals have been the heart of Empty House Cooperative.
Thanks to hinah for their support at the beginning and now these many years later. All along the way, EHC concerts and home sessions have been recorded & passed out to friends in brown paper lunch bags.
The full archive will someday see the light of day.
- David Michael Curry

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hinahgift030 - The Tami Show "House Of Earth"hinahgift030 - The Tami Show

"House Of Earth"

Tami Means and her Tami Show (hinah024, hinahgift013 and hinahgift018) are back again on hinah with a beautiful gift: this time it is a cover of a song by Lucinda Williams and Woody Guthrie, "House Of Earth"!


hinahgift013 - Tribute To The Anthology Of American Folk Music By Harry Smith "Anamude, Matt Bauer, Dave DeCastro, Donna, Everything is Fine, Grumpy Bear, H-Burns, Half Asleep, Kenyon, Marc Manning, Guillaume Maupin, oRSo, Perio, Pollyanna, Charlie Parr, Sandusky, Shelley Short, The Tami Show"hinahgift013 - Tribute To The Anthology Of American Folk Music By Harry Smith

"Anamude, Matt Bauer, Dave DeCastro, Donna, Everything is Fine, Grumpy Bear, H-Burns, Half Asleep, Kenyon, Marc Manning, Guillaume Maupin, oRSo, Perio, Pollyanna, Charlie Parr, Sandusky, Shelley Short, The Tami Show"

In 1952, Harry Smith - an artist, a mad collector, and much more - compiled for Folkways Records 84 songs recorded between 1927 and 1932. This three-volume anthology, genuine memory of the American popular music, influenced the folk songwriters of the '60s to a great extent, Bob Dylan leading the way, and it still haunts today's artists (Will Oldham, 16 Horsepower, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Kristin Hersh...). A fourth volume, containing 28 more songs recorded from 1928 to 1940, came out a few years ago on Revenant Records and brought the anthology back to the fore. As we are big fans of this collection, we've asked some of our favourite bands to pay a tribute to the anthology. The covers will be available on this page as we receive them!

- The latest cover -
Guillaume Maupin "La Danseuse"

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Farida Amadou & Jonas Cambien & Quentin Stokart

Tropicana BXL, Brussels, Belgium


Paul Abbott

Tropicana BXL, Brussels, Belgium


Sarah Terral

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium


Catalina Matorral

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium



Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium



Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium


Chris Corsano

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium



Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium


Wojciech Rusin

Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium


Horse Lords

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

:: One-(Week/Month) Stand

One-(Week/Month) StandOne-(Week/Month) Stand

One-Week Stand is a sort of a micro-podcast initiated by Coline Llobet, Lucie Robet, Laurent Orseau, David Mennessier, Alex Gwinnett and Gaëtan Seguin: every week, Coline, Lucie, David, Gaëtan, Alex, and Laurent choose six songs and invite a friend to pick a seventh one.


One-Off Stand #36 - Monkey
# by Alex
- Low "Monkey"
- Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven"
- Stereolab "Monkey Jelly"
- The Rolling Stones "Monkey Man"
- Joanna Newsom "Monkey & Bear"
# by Coline
- The Kills "Monkey 23"
- PJ Harvey "The Orange Monkey"
- Sophie Hunger "Leave Me with the Monkeys"
- Java "Danser"
- Léo Ferré "Pépée"
# by David
- Sonny & Linda Sharrock "Monkey-Pockie-Boo"
- Glenn Kotche "Monkey Chant"
- R.E.M. "Disturbance At The Heron House"
- Jacques Brel "Les Singes"
- Robert Plant & Patty Griffin "Monkey"
# by Laurent
- Peter Astor "The Monkey"
- The Little Rabbits "Monkey Planet"
- Echo & The Bunnymen "Monkeys"
- Pernice Brothers "Monkey Suit"
- XTC "The Smartest Monkeys"
# by Lucie
- Beastie Boys "Brass Monkey"
- An Pierlé "Monkey"
- The Beatles "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey"
- Gorillaz "Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head"
- Toots and The Maytals "Monkey Man"

Illustration: Coline Llobet


One-Off Stand #35 - Halfway Through 2022
# by Alex
- Kurt Vile "Like Exploding Stones"
- Immanuel Wilkins "Don't Break"
- Sault "Solar"
- Keeley Forsyth "I Stand Alone"
- William Basinski & Janek Schaefer "... on reflection (two)"
# by Clément
- Leonie Pernet "Mon amour tu bois trop"
- La sécurité "Suspens"
- Beatrice Deer "Cannibal"
- Ami Yerewolo "Je gère"
- Duu "Arboretum"
# by Coline
- Rien Virgule "La Consolation Des Violettes"
- Mary Halvorson's Code Girl "Bigger Flames"
- Alabaster dePlume "Mrs Calamari"
- Shabaka "Black Meditation"
- Angel Olsen and Hand Habits "Walls (Tom Petty Cover)"
# by David
- Jimmy Smack "Anguish"
- LEM "Noir"
- Arlt "Le renard"
- Eric Chenaux "Hold The Line"
- Alabaster dePlume "Broken Like"
# by Laurent
- Chris Imler "Operation Schönheit"
- Orphan Fairytale "Glacial Meltwater"
- Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band "Pretty Child"
- Spiritualized "Best Thing You Never Had (The D Song)"
- Claude Cooper "Bloom Fields"
# by Lucie
- Cosmo Vitelli "How Is It to Be You? (feat. Truss de Groot)"
- Cate Le Bon "Remembering Me"
- Fontaines D.C. "I Love You"
- Kae Tempest "Salt Coast"
- C Duncan "Bell Toll"

Illustration: Coline Llobet


One-Week Stand #420 - Time To Rise
- VannDa "Time To Rise (feat. Master Kong Nay)"
by our guest Christophe Macquet
- Unknown Artist "Sat Tee Touy (Look at the Owl)"
by David
- Teungjai Bunpraruksa "Ngun Pad Baht"
by Laurent
- Dengue Fever "Sleepwalking Through the Mekong"
by Lucie
- Tarta Relena "El Suicidi I El Cant"
by Alex
- James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia "Pass Through The Fire / Bouri Bouri Mana"
by Clément
- Griff Spex "Energy Feast"
by Coline

photo by Christy Romanick
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