Last saturday we had the honor & privilege to welcome Romain BNO to Brussels. Is he Paris’ best kept secret? Maybe… He is a resident at Club Silencio (you know, the club David Lynch designed) though, a vast endless well of musical knowledge, years of record selling, centuries of record hunting, a record collection that makes cracks in concrete buildings, an underground free radio show spreading the word of obscurity and a constant denial of all trends of fashion. We invited him to dj at the closing party for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (the most un-Holgerian party we ever had and probably will ever do!) & the next day we sat down for this little podcast.
It’s probably my favorite Holger Tracks episode so far, as Romain guides us through some of the non-dance music that’s been moving and inspiring him. And it’s an utterly beautiful journey with a mix of krautrock, popcorn (with a special ‘dédicace’ to Belgium!) and ska, old Cuban recordings, a folkloric Romanian song and some of nowadays guitars, drenched in reverb. Give it a try, it’s a very rewarding journey.
Intro: Romain BNO – Shaking (Les Edits Du Golem – 2008)
Faust – Lauft… Heisst Das es Lauft Oder es Kommt Bald… Lauft (Virgin – 1973)
Mel Anton & The Checker’s – Don’t Treat Me This Way (Mickay’s – 1964)
Clancy Eccles – Baby Please (Island – 1963)
Ruby And The Romantics – Our Day Will Come (Kapp – 1963)
Crystal Stilts – Precarious Stair (Slumberland – 2011)
Musique de Village (Oltenie) – Doina Cu Haulit Ferice Codre De Tine (Romania)
Pierre Akendengué – Ogowe (Saravah – 1974)
Etta Jones – Nature Boy (Prestige – 1963)
Xavier Cugat & Dinah Shore – Quiéreme Mucho (1939)
Dinning Sisters – Brazil (Capitol – 1950)
Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill (Mom + Pop, 2010)
Sylvie Marks & Hall 9000 – Mad Zen (BPitch Control – 2002)
Recorded in Brussels on May 27, 2012.