Percussionist Kris Vanderstraeten, bringing his long experience in free improvisation, and relatively young guitarist Frederik Leroux teamed up in November 2016 for a concert at De Audioplant, Antwerpen, where they were recorded by Simon Beeckaert. The concert was released on cassette in an edition of 70 by Bart De Paepe’s Sloow Tapes the following year.
During the recorded session each musician skillfully explores his instrument and together they get involved in a shuffle of gentlemen-pugilists. They test each other, jab, throw a friendly punch now and then and challenge each other in dialogues that vary in volume from soft whispers to loud outbursts. Sloow Tapes did well to publish this disruptive continuum of small amplified movements and sounds.