Belgian legend Jasper Maekelberg (Faces on TV) kills us softly with psych-pop serenity, announces debut LP “Night Funeral”

Belgian legend Jasper Maekelberg (Faces on TV) kills us softly with psych-pop serenity, announces debut LP “Night Funeral”
I can definitely picture this face on TV, can't you?

Traditionally, only three things have ever occupied my “list-of-things-that-I-think-of-when-I-think-of Belgium.” In order of ongoing levels of infatuation, these are: waffles, wheat beer, and impossibly gorgeous (yet remarkably discreet) en vogue women.

However, after recently falling victim to the whimsical charms and melodious advances of one Belgian multi-instrumentalist Jasper Maekelberg (aka Faces on TV), it looks like I might be having to add one more thing to that ever-enduring list: dreamy psych-pop.

If you’ve never treated yourself to their melodic finesse, Faces have been described as a “psychedelic dream [full of] bass-heavy trip hop and eerie ambiance, backed by epicurean female vocals [that result in] an alluring nugget of polychromatic poptronica.” Well, shit. I don’t care if your native tongue is English, French, or Flemish; that right there is a pretty befitting portraiture of the band’s comprehensive soundscape — nearly (but not quite) as captivating to the mortal senses as a strawberry-topped gaufre bruxelloise.

In any regard, both fans and newcomers alike will be pleased to hear that the group (can you call one man a “group?” In Belgium, you can!) has/have announced the release of his/their debut LP, Night Funeral, which is set for worldwide deliverance on April 20 via UNDAY Records.

You can check out Night Funeral’s new single (and accompanying video) “Dancing After All” down below, and be sure to keep an eye out for the vinyl pre-order via UNDAY’s online store, which should materialize right about here any day now.

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