'Lips' pairs Roman Hiele (Ekster) — the ultimate Antwerp cocktail karaoke swinger — and Lieven Martens (Dolphins Into The Future), field recordist and English teacher. Drunken master style.... BIG TIP!
This outing, the duo’s first, was recorded at the venerable electronic studios of Worm in Rotterdam and at Studio De Ziltige Olijf in central Antwerp, where the stench of salty human bulk creeps into your mouth from about a mile away. During Hiele-Martens’ few concerts one could detect and, indeed, savour a Jiskefet-like attention to detail: the correct lighting, and a sensitivity towards ‘tiny‘ sounds (such as ice cubes — shaken, not stirred — and little bells). The recordings on this LP make the ears work like they should, and they therefore require your full attention.