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**300 copies, 2019 stock** "Fantoom is a quartet that feature Dirk Serries, his wife, autodidact double bass player Martina Verhoeven (who is also a gifted photographer), drummer René Aquarius, and sax player Otto Kokke, both from the Dutch group Dead Neanderthals, with whom Serries played in their Endless Voids project on the 2014 edition of the Incubate festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. The quartet debut album, is a free-improvisation affair that was recorded in studio in December 2014. The quartet plays one piece, the 38-minutes Sluimer, that revolves around the buzzing bow drone work of Verhoeven and develops organically along this course. Serries minimalist, effects-laden and loops, Kokke sax shrieks shouts and Aquarius patient yet powerful pounding tension building enrich Verhoeven rough, possessed attack with layers of resonating textures. At times this piece sound close to the dramatic sonic rituals of Yodok III, another group of Serries, but the tone here is more dark and direct. Sluimer is a sound-poem that its hypnotic intensity is built slowly and methodically by this collective quartet until its inevitable massive, epic climax, and then Verhoeven changes the course and leads the quartet into a quieter, peaceful coda." - Freejazz Blog
René Aquarius : drums
Otto Kokke : saxophones
Dirk Serries : electric guitar
Martina Verhoeven : double bass
Recorded & performed at White Noise Studio, Winterswijk (The Netherlands) on December 30th 2014. Mixed & mastered by Marlon Wolterink & René Aquarius.