SPOOK is a fairly new trio that was created in 2020 by the three bandmembers:
Filip Wauters (known from BackBack, Zesde Metaal) on pedal steel,
Simon Segers on drums (known from De Beren Gieren and Black Flower)
Nicolas Rombouts on double bass (known from Bert Dockx’ Ottla, Dez Mona, Stef Kamil
Carlens, Jim White (US)).
Their music builds a bridge between written compositional ideas and instant composing
whereby “jazz”, “Americana” and “Krautrock” the three main ingredients are.
Their pieces are long stretched musical adventures where the pedal steel colours a
distant sky with sounds and effects. The double bass jumps between intense grooves
and open noise structures whereas the drums tame the horizon with krautgrooves and
SPOOK calls their music “post western” or “free country”, but what’s in a name of course.
Their debut album “SPOOK” was released in March 2022 on the famous Belgian W.E.R.F.
jazzlabel and was received very well in the national press.
They played many shows in Belgium such as the Handelsbeurs (Ghent), Nona (Mechelen),
De Studio (Antwerpen), Wilde Westen (Kortrijk), AMOK (Bruges), Un Peu (Brussels) and so
OOR (dutch music magazine) “A groundbreaking record.”
KNACK FOCUS (Belgian art magazine) “SPOOK stands out by their search for a fresh new sound.”
DANSENDE BEREN.BE “an inspiring and innovating new band with an overwhelmingly great debut