Saturday, September 20, 2008

NEARfest Takes A Quantum Leap For 2009

The NEARfest New Guard are proud to announce the appearance of Space Rockers, Quantum Fantay. Hailing from Belgium, Quantum Fantay begins when two crazy friends, Pieter Van den Broeck (Pete Mush) and Wouter De Geest (Jaro), combine their musical visions and creativity. The result is the music of Quantum Fantay and their brand of liquid space rock. Drawing influences from, without being derivative of, bands such as Ozric Tentacles, Hawkwind and Hidria Spacefolk, Quantum Fantay create soundscapes and rhythms that wholly draw in the listener. Using hypnotic waves, atmospheric soundscapes, psychedelic synths, haunting melodies, woody groovy basslines with energy driven and experimental drums, a Quantum gig is a show to remember. To make the band live breathable and even more interesting the two neighbors attracted drummer Gino Verhaegen, guitar player Dario Frodo and flute-player Karel Slabbaert (Charles Sla).

Quantum Fantay, a name that came out of a typing error for the word fantasy, was on it's way. The year 2005 saw them release the album, Agapanthustherra to critical acclaim while 2007 saw the release of Ugisiunsi, their second studio album recorded at "Pete's Mushroom land" recording studio. This creation was a step further in terms of production and playing. Two Thousand and Eight has been an exciting year for the band as their first album has been re-released and a new live album titled, From Herzberg to Living Room, are added to their catalogue and recordings for the next studio album are fully on. The staff of NEARfest are thrilled to present as their Sunday morning surprise, the Space Rockings of Quantum Fantay.

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