Mount Analog presents
THE SOUND OF BELGIUM
**exclusive US premier – one night only**
WATCH THE TRAILER:
Friday Feb 28 2014
Doors open 8pm / Film begins 9pm
With an after-party (11pm-3am) of New Beat, Industrial, EBM, and techno dance music featuring
POWELL (Jealous God // Diagonal, UK)
CHARLES MANIER (Nation // Detroit, MI)
Opening DJ sets from BODYSHOCK residents Blkrainbow + Crackwhore
120 N Santa Fe – 90012
$12 advance tickets available via Mount Analog and Resident Advisor.
Seating for the film is first come first served.
Dance party begins after film!
Belgian treats will be served!
Flyer by Christopher Norman.
The Sound of Belgium explores the rich but untold story of Belgian dance music. From the dance halls with Decap organs to the golden days of Popcorn; From EBM and New Beat to Belgian House and Techno.
A chronicle of unique popular music, The Sound of Belgium goes in search of the spirit of a nation and the people that danced to it.
At the end of the 80s, Belgium was taken by surprise by the New Beat, a once immensely popular, almost surreal type of dance music. Its unexpected but short lived success didn’t only leave a mark on a new generation of musicians in Belgium in the years to come; It’s eclectic mix of sounds and styles actually had its seeds in earlier decades.
Now is the time to tell the story that has been widely ignored by ‘serious’ music critics and the mainstream media in general. This is a documentary that goes in search of the spirit of a nation, by exploring the history of Belgian’s popular music and the people that danced to it.