Blaastaal started 10 years ago as a moniker under which artist Bert Lezy produced a show on Radio Centraal in Antwerp, and a label releasing CDRs and cassettes. A joint endeavour with Mik Prims until 2015, and Bert’s solo collage dessert since. The radio shows and audio output both focus on collages. Their content is extracted from the news, instruction cassettes, TV shows — the oral vomit of our beloved fellow citizens clogging up the ether any given week prior to a broadcast of Blaastaal!
De Paardenmarkt is a street in Antwerp where Lezy runs Troebel Nyntje together with Idris Sevenans, a space that focuses on confusing the socialism in this particular area in the centre of town. Whether a tribute to this locale, or a literal homage — Paardenmarkt is Dutch* for ‘horse market’ — this record is indeed about horses, and how to market them properly.
Full colour silk-screened sleeve with a glued-in sticker and a screen-print on the B side. Limited to 150 copies