Distel is a dutch electronic project comprised of two members: æter (synthesizers / vocals) and scramasax (percussion).
they started to release their special blend of sounds on compilations in 2009.
four years later their debut album 'puur' was published on the enfant
terrible label in two versions: a regular vinyl lp and a special edition
with a bonus 7 inch.
ant-zen is proud to present this album on cd format including the full lp as well as the bonus tracks. distel's
sound requires itís very own definition: some might call this witch
house while others would go for death disco or ritual elektro - the
project's own description is 'ultra / angst pop'.
no matter which label might fit, distel's music is purely electronic
with an industrial and minimal background which expresses a magical and
maybe even occult mood. 'puur' is a
petrifying album suffused with experimental electronics, acherontic
industrial soundscapes and profound eerie vocals backed by reluctant
a very unique combination of styles which denies to comply with established genre clichés.
references are not easy to give, but connoisseurs of gazelle twin,
november növelet, early the klinik and even autechre will enjoy diving
into distel's aural self-conception.
this album is beautiful, complex and grotesque on all levels - highly recommended.
Tracklist: 1. Reap (1:37) 2. Tide (4:10) 3. Hale (3:49) 4. Ämne (4:31) 5. Hxxx (4:09) 6. Puur (4:01) 7. Sarc (5:36) 8. Torn (3:21) 9. Teer (5:26) 10. Vann (3:51) 11. Vxxx (4:49) 12. Fand (4:02)