Source: Bandcamp Daily.
“Growing up in Belgium, there wasn’t just one dominant scene or style of music,” says Marc Hollander, who founded Aksak Maboul with his friend Vincent Kenis in Brussels in the spring of 1977. “There was stuff coming in from everywhere, and so I created my own musical world. I was listening to free jazz, classical, psychedelic rock, blues, and was also going a lot to a record library where I would borrow lots of records from all over the world. So I became a geek for all this.”
Hollander is recalling the musical inspirations for the duo’s debut LP. Described as “a significant record…way ahead of its time” by Gilles Peterson, Onze danses pour combattre la migraine was a visionary album that incorporated minimalism, fake jazz, avant-pop, world exotica, and proto-techno into something that is still hard to pin down more than 40 years later.