** 2021 Stock ** For his band Mephiti, Bogaerts can depend on guitarists Bert Cools and Ruben Machtelinckx, two exponents of a generation of string adepts who have worked themselves beyond the classic examples that elaborate on the blues. The sharpness of Bert Cools, on semi-acoustic and electric guitar, and the thoughtful and recognizable playing of Machtelinckx (electric) form a stream of dreamy, lyrical sounds, with the occasional strong outburst. Complemented with the klanklės handled by Lithuanian musician Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė, it becomes a thick varied abundance, where regularly hints of folk traditions pour through. The rustling game of drummer Stijn Cools gives it all a wayward edge.
Erik Bogaerts - Alto Saxophone, Ruben Machtelinckx - Guitar, Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė - Kantele [kanklės], Bert Cools - Guitar & Synth, Brice Soniano - Double Bass, Stijn Cools - Drums.