Flying Horseman
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Flying Horseman

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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Mar
22
Flying Horseman @ 'T Schaliken

Herentals, , BEL

Herentals, , BEL

Nov
22
Flying Horseman @ gc de kluize

Oosterzele, None, Belgium

Oosterzele, None, Belgium

Nov
15
Flying Horseman @ CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL

den haag, None, Netherlands

den haag, None, Netherlands

Music

Press


“… An amazing ability to conjure up sonic storms, even more amazing in creating a menacing undercurrent and most amazing of all in the way they combine the two…. “ - HUMO


“Masterful!” “This is an ensemble that has discovered an original style and seems determined to explore every corner of it with unbridled enthusiasm.” - Focus Knack


“ This double album is simply remarkable on all accounts, a mesmerising, haunting work that plunges the listener into delicious, impenetrable depths, the Flying Horseman sets the bar high, very high..” - Le Vif Focus


‘Will Oldham, Low, Bill Callahan, (…) Flying Horseman are part of the camp. Sublime.’ - Rock-a-rolla


‘dEUS’ future big brother’ - OX Magazine


‘Whew, motherfuckers, you really nailed this fucker down!’ - Julian Cope


'One of the best releases of 2010, other countries included’ - Gonzo


‘Discovery of the year’ - AycoDuyster, Studio Brussels radiostation


"Twist is a great second album, which underscribes man’s status of being the most interesting Flemish rock musician of the moment” - Enola


“For lovers of terrifying beauty” - Cobra


“Records who catch you from the first notes by the throat, transport you to another world and let you forget everything in this sublunary: they are oh so rare. Twist is such a curiosity” - Humo


Discography

October 2010: Wild Eyes (Conspiracy/Konkurrent) CD and double vinyl.
April 2012: Twist (Unday/News) CD and double vinyl
November 2012: EP Navigate (Unday/News)

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Bio

Flying Horseman is the band of singer-songwriter Bert Dockx. This selection of Antwerps top musicians creates bloodcurdlingly beautiful albums and live shows. Think in terms of menacing post-folk and dark blues, with the emotional depth and soul-lacerating atmosphere that characterises Flying Horseman. Music is rarely given such a keen edge.
2012 was quite a busy year for the band. In April they released their highly acclaimed second album Twist.
In the summer they recorded the Tenace Sessions: no common video clips but a live registration of 6 songs from Twist and Navigate, recorded in the ship Tenace in the Antwerp harbor.
And end November they released the breathtaking four track EP Navigate: three stripped down solo songs of Bert Dockx and one older unreleased track which receives the full band treatment.
Influences such as Joy Division, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bill Callahan and The Velvet Underground come to mind and illustrate the cloth this band is cut from. 

The new Flying Horseman album their third sears the soul to the rhythm of a torrid summers day. While the previous album, Twist, evoked the atmosphere of the deep, dark woods, City Same City is a breath of desert air. Still, each track is imbued with an ominous light, a sense of the gathering storm.

Buoyed by a rhythm section thats at once playful, pared-down and percussive, the songs flow like a river, governed by their own laws only. Unpredictable and marvellously eccentric, the overall effect recalls the work of other utterly unique musical artists (early Fleetwood Mac, late Talk Talk, Brian Eno, Talking Heads). Theres also a distinctly African influence particularly Malian desert blues.

The album consists of twelve songs, divided into two parts.(City and Same City) The bands wealth of individual talent, combined with the strong vision of producer Koen Gisen and frontman Bert Dockx results in a varied, layered masterpiece; a gripping, hypnotic fever dream in twelve chapters.