Ruben Machtelinckx has a new quartet. It is not a coincidence that the guitar is central, in particular the steel-string with its typical western sound.
2019 a fruitful year for Ruben Machtelinckx (BE). This project is the last part of a triptych: in the spring Poor Isa, his duo with Frederik Leroux, released its debut album; in the summer he came out with the cassette ‘Sualme’ with field recordings, improvisations and compositions; the winter appears to be the proper season for the crystalline music of this quartet.
Joachim Badenhorst (BE) is an old acquaintance, he was already part of Machtelinckx’ first quartet, Machtelinckx/Jensson/Badenhorst/Wouters, in this new project he plays reeds and he sings. Bert Cools (BE) plays steel-string guitar for this occasion - just like Machtelinckx. Toma Gouband (FR) is the percussionist of the band, with his peculiar choices in sounds and materials.