Belgium’s instrumental psych and stoner rock trio Apex Ten to release their new album »Aashray« on May 5th, 2023!
Belgian instrumental heavy psych/stoner rock trio Apex Ten is gearing up to release their new album »Aashray« on May 5th, 2023.
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Apex Ten is a psych/space/stoner rock instrumental power trio formed in 2021 in Liège, Belgium by Alexis Radelet (drums), Brad Masaya (bass) and Benoît Velez (guitar). The group also uses instruments such as a lapsteel, a synth, a theremin,… Their productions and performances are centered on improvisation, offering an ephemeral and unique side. Their style is recognizable by the hovering, psychedelic side and is reinforced by layers of synth and/or theremin. The powerful and hypnotic strike of the drummer is accentuated by the bass playing and the well-marked “fuzz” spirit of the guitarist. Everything gradually accompanies us in a “sound trip” specific to the group.
This album was recorded in Sprimont (Belgium) at the Koko studio in December 2021 by Simon Lambert and Laurent Eyen. It was again mixed and mastered by Simon Lambert who had also mixed »First Session« and »The Fourth Passenger«.
»Aashray« is essentially composed of jams/improvisations. You will also be able to hear Hindu sounds, hence its name. With this album, Apex Ten offers a more space rock, psychedelic style than their first album: »First Session«. There are also more accomplished jams and the cohesion between the three musicians is greatly strengthened.
Since October 2021, the band has been recording and releasing a DIY-recorded debut album »1st Session« with the help of their sound engineer and producer Simon Lambert. These songs have been well received, shared and broadcast by specialized YouTube channels such as Rock Freaks, Morphy, 666MrDoom as well as radios, web radios, blogs, podcasts,… »1st session« has quickly reached 10,000 plays on YouTube. In February 2022, the group released a first single titled »The Fourth Passenger« in February, receiving a warm welcome from Belgian radio Classic 21 for the program Underground. A live album, »Chaim Trails Live«, recorded at the MPC Apache in Fontaine l’Evêque, was released on April 20, 2022.
Apex Ten will also be listed in the book »The Stoner Freaks Anthology Vol.II« (whose first volume, printed in over 1200 copies has been sold in over 40 countries to date).
Apex Ten is:
Alexis Radelet – Drums
Brad Masaya – Bass, Synth, Theremin, Cithare, Voices
Benoît Velez – Guitar, Theremin
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