"Vision & Certitude" LP

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about

Dubbing one’s music “medieval psych” may raise a number of eyebrows, however don’t expect Thibet to recall a time of ingenuous tax systems and dubious dental hygiene while sporting tie-dye tunics. As early as the inaugural Three Songs From Willam Blake, Gregory Vandamme’s then solo project has shown how psychedelia was more than a handful of colourful tropes.

The arrival of Thomas Venegoni, David Davister and Julien Bacquet in September 2013 created Thibet’s current incarnation as a four-piece. After taking the stage in various Belgian venues such as Ancienne Belgique, Le Botanique and Trix, these enlightened gentlemen recorded their first album, Vision & Certitude, out in April 10th, 2014.

Deceitfully sparse and monastic, Vision & Certitude slowly reveals its brilliance. The mesmerising “Vision”, the instrumental opener kidnaps Steve Reich, force-feeding him claviceps purpurea before sending him running down a hill. With the protean “Tear the Veil”, what follows is a progressive awakening moving away from the initial confusion, a slow walk towards spiritual wonders, dew-soaked pastoral meditations ("Tear the Veil") traversed by ominous rave-ups. Every detail is in its right place, from the slide guitar and Julie Prayez’s soprano voice on “Sarabande”, to the sprawling, intertwined synths on “Certitude”, and bears the mark of a constant musical dialogue. In “Carry My Fears”, the chord progression reminds the Cure’s “One Hundred Years”, but while the latter documents a hellish downward spiral, Thibet's song levitates and hovers aboveground – a movement that, despite such titles as “The Burden”, seems to be Thibet’s gift: escaping physical gravity to achieve weightlessness. Even at its more expansive (“Fountain of Joy”), the band keeps up its aether talk, and looks skyward, plunging head-on inside a hall of stained-glass mirrors, slowly building a basilica that turns out to be a granite spaceship.

credits

released April 10, 2014

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Gregory Vandamme : Vocals & Guitar
Thomas Venegoni : Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
David Davister : Drums & Vocals
Julien Bacquet : Bass & Vocals

Julie Prayez sings on "Sarabande"

All Music & Lyrics by Gregory Vandamme
Except "Vision", "Sarabande" and "Certitude" :
Music by Gregory Vandamme and Thomas Venegoni.

Recorded & Mixed by Thibet @ "Le Studio Américain", Brussels,
in December 2013 and January 2014.

Mastered by Frederic Alstadt @ Angström Mastering, Brussels,
in February 2014.

Artwork by Charlotte Istat

Booking : be@intersection.be
Press : simon.laval@gmail.com

www.thibetband.be

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Thibet City Of Brussels, Belgium

THIBET’s songs levitate and hover aboveground escaping physical gravity to achieve weightlessness. Even at its more expansive, the band keeps up its aether talk, and looks skyward, plunging head-on inside a hall of stained-glass mirrors, slowly building a basilica that turns out to be a granite spaceship.

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info@thibetband.be
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