2017 Record Store Day release - Includes a 12"x12" sticker sheet, inner sleeves and a download coupon.
Double LP pressed at 45rpm. The Dewaele brothers' first LP in eleven years is actually a soundtrack to Belgica, a Belgian film by the Oscar-nominated director Felix Van Groeningen about two brothers who run a hedonistic nightclub in Ghent, Soulwax's hometown. For the sixteen-track album, the band invented fifteen fictional personas, each with its own sound, aesthetic, and backstory that draw from different decades of club culture. Genres range from Studio 1 reggae to indie rock, under pseudonyms like Burning Phlegm, White Virgins, and Noah's Dark. (The Shitz do double duty – no pun intended.) That a band could attempt a project like this with such strict historical verisimilitude is a fascinating technical exercise; the fact that many of these songs are actually decent is just an added bonus.
|A1||–Charlotte (53)||The Best Thing||4:10|
|A2||–The Shitz||How Long||4:18|
|A3||–Rubber Band (3)||Caoutchouc||4:33|
|B1||–White Virgins||Turn Off The Lights||3:17|
|B2||–Light Bulb Matrix||Hot December||3:44|
|B3||–Kursat 9000||Çölde Kutup Ayisi||2:29|
|B4||–Erasmus (4)||Ti Ricordi Di Me||4:08|
|C2||–Roland McBeth||Don’t Wait Up For Me||5:26|
|C3||–Diploma||Got Any Chris Rea?||3:03|
|C4||–They Live (6)||The Cookie Crumbles||3:02|
|D1||–Danyel Galaxy||Cybernetic Permutations In The Key Of A||3:23|
|D2||–The Shitz||Sell It With Your Face||2:06|
|D3||–Robert Vanderwiel||Nine Thousand Eyes||2:12|