Azure Mortal released a new EP in the beginning of 2017 on PROVA/Radical Slave Recordings. The album ‘Dialogues’ is a 3-track EP. You can download it in a lot of musicshops worldwide.The title track is an uptempo melange of jazz, techno and classical strings. Ernst Low signs again for some creepy poetry in ‘Demon in het Duister’. And ‘Never More’ finally, is an apocalyptic track, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Download it here.
The five man project Azure Mortal of Belgian Dirk Swartenbroekx (Buscemi, Squadra Bossa, Radical Slave) is producing avant-garde electronic audio-experiments and writing low frequency music for live performance, art installations, expos, films and choreography. Dark ambient is maybe a good description for the Azure Mortal sound. Nurse With Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich and Five or Six are a huge inspiration.
The first Azure Mortal EP is released in march 2014 on the label Radical Slave/Prova. The mini-album is titled ‘The End of Society’ and was made as a soundtrack for the art installations of Artist Rudi Eurlings.
In may 2014, A new Azure Mortal vinyl single was released on Record Store Day 2014 by Wally’s Groove World Record shop in Antwerp. ’3 piano piece’ is a minimalistic, repetitive composition which will be later used by artdance-group Lune. The track was also compiled by Gonzo Circus Magazine. B-side is an edit of this old recording Dirk made in 1991 under the flag of TTF. ‘The Conversation’ is the perfect mix of intriguing early keyboards sounds and a dramatic dialogue tru phone between Humprey Bogaert and Lauren Bacall. A second EP, Deadweight, was released on Radical Slave/Prova in 2015.
Live Azure Mortal will add new daring colours to their sound thanks to a liveband consisting of the finest musicians in the jazz, rock and improscene:
-Rodrigo Fuentealba Palavacino (Guitar): Manngold, Manngold De Cobre, Fifty Foot Combo, Gabriel Rios, Novastar, Kris Dane, Daan, Arsenal, Mauro Pawlowski,…
-Mattias De Craene (Saxophone): Nordmann, Flat Earth Society, Manngold De Cobre
A new Azure Mortal vinyl single was released on Record Store Day 2014 by Wally’s Groove World Record shop in Antwerp. ‘3 piano piece’ is a minimalistic, repetetive composition which will be later used in a artdance production of Lune. B-side is an edit of an old recording Dirk made in 1991 under the flag of TTF. ‘The Conversation’ is the perfect mix of intriguing early keyboards sounds and a dramatic dialogue tru phone between Humprey Bogaert and Lauren Bacall.