Bear Bones, Lay Low
(Smeltkop, (K-RAA-K)³ – BE)
Hailing from Venezuela, now long time based in Belgium, Bear Bones, Lay Low is the moniker Ernesto González uses to explore shifting psychedelic moods in electronic sound. Active since a teenager in the Belgian noise underground, González’s music has evolved from spontaneous bedroom noise/drone jams to colorful synthesizer tunes where library-esque vibes meet entrancing rhythms, dubby use of effects and plenty of freak outs. He has also been part of psychedelic jam band Sylvester Anfang II since 2006 and is involved in numerous projects including the drone duo González & Steenkiste (with Sylvester Anfang II bandmate Hellvete) and Tav Exotic, a beat driven electronic duo with fellow synth tripper Weird Dust. Having released music in various formats and labels such as Sloow Tapes, Lovecult’s Full Of Nothing Records and KRAAK, Bear Bones, Lay Low’s aim is to take you on an energetic trip through the most warped zones of the cartoon world hidden in your mind!
« Immediately I thought Ghost Box with it’s vintage nostalgic sounds but that could be cos the music is constructed with analog synths and old drum machines. It’s playful, dark and most improtantly a bit bonkers. There’s some amazing sounds on here and I can’t but help think of some of Bruce Haack’s earlier work. ‘Persona’ has a tropical vibe with wonky phased guitars that make me think of a more rhythmical Sun Araw. It’s part cosmic, part nostalgic, part psychedelic and a bit nuts. The combination of guitars and vintage electronics works brilliantly and I really can’t recommend this enough! » Norman Records on « El Telonero »