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Tout a une fin​/​Blaue Bleistift

by Aksak Maboul



Aksak Maboul : Tout a une fin / Blaue Bleistift

This 2-track single heralds the release of Aksak Maboul's new double LP 'Figures' (out May 22, 2020), the band’s first real new album in decades. These two tracks are reworks, which do NOT appear as such on the album.

Tout a une fin (short version) (‘Everything ends’)
A tight 3-minute track including a song part (in which Véronique Vincent’s voice performs sinuous variations around the words in the title) and a section featuring electronic, rock and orchestral instrumentation rising to a wild, crescendo finale.

Blaue Bleistift
Unveiling some of the more electronic and experimental aspects of the new LP, with its criss-crossing keyboard lines and sound collages. Kind of a mysterious, ambient cousin of Aksak Maboul’s Saure Gurke?

Tout a une fin also comes out on Feb 26 in the shape of a dizzying music video directed by young animator/collagist Yoann Stehr (whose recent work includes short films for fashion designer Paul Smith).

Just like the Figures album, this single was written and produced by Marc Hollander & Véronique Vincent (respectively founder of Aksak Maboul & Crammed Discs, and former vocalist with The Honeymoon Killers).


released February 21, 2020


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Aksak Maboul Brussels, Belgium

The seminal, shapeshifting band came back to life after a 30-year gap, and now revolves around founder (& Crammed Discs boss) Marc Hollander & Véronique Vincent who, with a new line-up, have recorded and released an acclaimed brand-new double LP: 'Figures' (2020). AM was founded in 1977 by Hollander with Vincent Kenis, and the band’s first 2 LPs are avant-garde classics. ... more

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