March 18, 2012: ACSH#20 with Celer & Machinefabriek + Kleefstra/Bakker/Kleefstra

January 25, 2012    Ass-crack Stage-hack

In the 20th(!) edition of the adventurous concert series ass-crack stage-hack, esc.rec. presents two exquisite, but intense Sunday-afternoon concerts.

Celer & Machinefabriek

Celer used to be a married duo, Will Long and Danielle Baquet-Long (Chubby Wolf). Celer self-released numerous handmade objects, made sound for installations and exhibitions, and released work on independent labels in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Unfortunately Danielle Baquet-Long passed away in 2009. Celer has since been continued by Will Long, who currently lives and works in Tokyo. The intent is producing works that reflect the sincere nature and importance of love, the impermanence of life, and the spirit of togetherness, through a relative and absolute symposium of expression.

In this concert Celer collaborates with Machinefabriek. Rutger Zuydervelt started working as Machinefabriek in 2004. Except for a few piano and guitar lessons when he was young, Rutger didn’t study music. Instead, he graduated as a graphic designer. The sleeves of his releases are practically always designed by Rutger himself, which is a crucial part of the music. Machinefabriek’s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as ‘films without image’, with a sharp ear for detail.

Machinefabriek has an excellent live reputation and performed once before at an earlier ass-crack stage-hack. That was a very impressive concert and this collaboration with Celer promises nothing less.


Jan and Romke Kleefstra performed at earlier ass-crack stage-hacks too. But never before incombination with Anne Chris Bakker.

Jan and Romke Kleefstra mix poetry, music and video in a spatial and melancholic manner which originated in the empty menless landscape of Friesland. The fragments tell about the sensory experience of living in the land between the lakes and nearby sea. The music always arises ‘instantly’ during free improvisations. Several albums have been published of the collaborations of Jan and Romke. Those albums are all accompanied by a booklet with the poems in original Frisian and English translation.

With guitarist Anne Chris Bakker they soon release the LP “Griis” on the English Low Point, a comprised version of the music they played during their tour in Tokyo, Japan in 2010.

Date: March 18, 2012
Doors open: 15:00
Start: 15:30
Entrance: presale 5 euro, door 8 euro
Location: WILLIE in Havenkwartier, Mr.H.F. de Boerlaan 151 (rear entrance)

Order your tickets here.

February 17, 2012: ACSH#19 Lomechanik labelnight

January 12, 2012    Ass-crack Stage-hack

The 19th edition of ass-crack stage-hack. On February 17 Lomechanik is our guest at WILLIE in Havenkwartier Deventer. Lomechanik is the friendly, high quality label from Nijmegen (remember this?). En they bring a whole array of Lomechanik artists with them.

With Sam A La Bamalot (who also released tracks through esc.rec. by the way), RaadselKijk Een SterTerugklapJorg and oXane (also released tracks through esc.rec.) this will be a night to remember. But don’t take my word for it, just click their names and listen to some of their tracks. Especially if you’re into phat beats and dito sounds, this night cannot be missed. Seriously. It’s a line-up filled to the brim with promises for the future. In a few years you’ll say: “What? All this on ONE night? No way! And for free? Whacky!”

Oh yes. You read that right. Due to a special art project at WILLIE earlier that night, there is no entrance fee for this event. So all you cheapskates are welcome too ;)

Date: February 17, 2012
Doors open: 17:00
Start: 22:00
Entrance: free!!
Location: WILLIE in Havenkwartier, Mr.H.F. de Boerlaan 151 (rear entrance)