Now And Forever
Close to a decade ago a primitive form of Syndrome was brought to life as a vehicle for the solo output of Mathieu Vandekerckhove, mostly known for his work with Amenra. For years the self-taught musician learned and studied his craft of songwriting and sound scaping, mainly as a means to self exploration, meditation and attempts at channelling negative into positive energy, this while staying below the surface at all times. Now 2012 marks a turning point for Mathieu Vandekerckhove and Syndrome as he steps forward, with the epic 28 minute long "Now And Forever". Dedicated to his son Wolf, this track offers words of guidance and will grant you a look into the heart and soul of the artist. Close your eyes and hear the beating heart of pure artistic freedom. Guitars and vocals by Mathieu Vandekerkhove (Amenra, Kingdom, Sembler Deah, Caan) Additional vocals by Colin H. van Eeckhout (Amenra, Kingdom, CHVE,.) Additional piano and moog by Josh Graham (Neurosis, A Storm Of Light, Battle Of Mice,.) Recorded, mixed and mastered by Hein Devos (Amenra, Hitch,.) at Dekreun, Kortrijk, Belgium. Layout by Tine Guns. Painting "Bateau, 2011" by Matthieu Ronsse, Almine Rech Gallery.