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Acoustic work of the front man of Raketkanon and Kapitan Korsakov with some of his favourite musicians! Only in the shop on Record Store Day 2019!

Life as a touring musician often brings the chaos of late nights, loud shows, and long drives. With his 10 inch called ‘[citation needed]’ Belgian vocalist Pieter-Paul Devos was able to take a breath and create something at a more steady pace; something that really allowed him to exist in the quiet, reflective moments between life’s noisy flurry. 

Ghent based Devos is the front man of the Belgium based bands Raketkanon and Kapitan Korsakov - both renowned for their decibel-heavy, high-energy live shows. Speak to Pieter-Paul off-stage however, and you’ll find a thoughtful, quiet, and composed musician. His deep understanding and respect for songwriting has resulted in the charmingly vulnerable brace of Americana and alt-folk influenced acoustic tracks that make up [citation needed].

“All of the songs on this record were songs that didn’t seem to fit any of the bands I play in,” explains Devos of the new project. “They’re more melody and lyric-based, and work best with zero or modest arrangements, so I really felt the need to do a session where most of the instruments were acoustic.

Recorded throughout the hot and hazy summer of 2018, Devos invited some of his favourite musicians to sink into these tender tracks together, with the aim of capturing the simple joy to be found in the moment of creating something beautiful together with friends.

Played, sung and recorded completely live, this intensely mellow, sunshine-soaked happiness bleeds through on every track of [citation needed] - at the same time a wistful recollection of unfinished conversations, unspoken truths, personal hopes and wider fears. 

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