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INFO

 THE STORY 

 

Spawned through a wormhole from another galaxy on his first terrestrial stage in 1980, Butsenzeller takes his mission; to provide you earthlings with unearthly sounds, very serious.  The versatile list of artists he joined, produced, remixed or collaborated  with is sheer endless. But in order to namedrop and brag, we can give you a small summary of the most known such as: 

DAAU, I H8 Camera, Traktor, Kapitein Winokio, A Clean Kitchen Is A Happy Kitchen (with Craig Ward) Dóttir Slonza, Sons Of Sinatra (with Aldo Struyf)  King Dalton, Koala, Wawadadakwa, Halve Neuro, Helmut Lotti, Kylie Minogue, Wim De Busser Trio, Pieter Embrechts, Psy'Aviah, Nigel Williams, JMH Berckmans, Didi De Paris, Bert Lezy, Nikkie Van Lierop, Slongs, Jan Blommaert, Crass, ... and last but certainly not  least; Butsenzeller appears on the 2021 album "Four Walls" produced by Larry Boothroyd (Victims Family) together with his ex Scale Sheer Surface companion Manuel Sanz Arques. As the only Belgians alongside Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy's) and members of other iconic bands like No Means No, Primus, Trans-Am, Butthole Surfers, D.O.A, Alice Donut and many many more.....  

His continuous search for new sonoric dimensions, solo or with other kindred spirits, in steady or occasional improv outfits, makes him very hard to categorize. From noisy edginess to vulnerable fragility and some adventurousness in between. 

Steady outfits nowadays include; political electronic beatpoetry agitators Hersencellen, behind the drums with instrumental postrocktronic outfit ZOOL., the groovy soulful garage rock'n'roll ghoulies Stovepipe, psychedelic blues infused rawk with The Wild Century, melodic punkrock with Scoundrels (reunited after 30 years) darkfreejazz with Bearguts , the Bowie and Talking Heads tribute bands Major Tom & Byrning Down The House as a percussionist, his monthly improv playgarden Gitaneller Nights. And exploring his very own home studio universe as a multi-instrumentalist and producer.

 

Over 30 records throughout the years contain his various contributions. check the Sound & Vision section, to boldly go where the masses hardly have gone before. 

 

When he hits the turntables for one of his enthousiastic dj-sets, it can go in the same direction or he turns into a real party hardy crowdpleaser when he dives deep in his recordbag (yes still spinning wax !!) to emerge with the best rock, punk, newwave, electro, exotica, world, hiphop, drum'n'bass, breakbeat, funk, disco and other pleasant grooves.  

 

 

 

 

 NAMEDROPPINGS  

AB, Recyclart, Café Central, De Roma, Trix, Petrol, Piaf, Scheld'apen, OLT Rivierenhof, Café Capital, Kavka, De Studio, Zeezicht, Het Bos, Bar Brul, Gitanes,  Kinky Star ... (B) DB's, Kargadoor, Tivoli, Effenaar, Paradiso, ACU, ADM ... (NL) And festivals like  Pukkelpop, Dour, Dranouter, Polépolé, Gentse Feesten, Boomtown, Manifiesta, Bollekesfeest, Time Festival, Rock Olmen, Breakbaar, Electric Picknick, Guerillaland, .... (B) Roskilde (DK), Sziget (Hung) Zikawaz,  NoVip (FR) Robodock (NL) etc........ just to remain silent about birthday parties, artshow openings, wine degustations, weddings, funerals and all the lesser known venues, festivals and dumps he played over the world with other projects and bands, and the real rockstars he shared stages or bills with. 
 

 

Info & Bookings:  

bookings@rootstown.be

info@butsenzeller.be

++32 (0)494 49 14 15

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