Release Date: Sep 2, 2016
Record label: PIAS
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
First things first: the title. We Fucked a Flame Into Being is certainly among the most ostentatious names one could choose for his solo debut, but Maarten Devoldere (of Balthazar fame) appears to find it only natural. He chose the title, taken from D.H. Lawrence’s infamous novel Lady Chatterly’s Lover, because it “was too good to pass on!” Whatever one’s opinion of Lawrence’s prose, Devoldere is right about one thing: We Fucked a Flame Into Being is a good title, precisely because it draws one’s eye right to the black-and-white sleeve art of Devoldere’s debut LP as Warhaus.
Dust Vol. 3, No. 1Robert MillisWe begin our third year of Dust with, as usual, more good music than we can hope to write about, making the difficult transition from albums we were unable to get to in 2016 to albums that we really ought to say something about in early 2017. There’s a little of everything here – artists as well known as Justin Broadrick and as little celebrated as Philadelphia lo-fi outsider Brandon Ayers, albums that are coming out for the first time next week and albums that have moldered undeservedly in obscurity for decades, music of many genres from free jazz to Iranian-flavored electronics to vintage Ohio fuzz.