De Beren Gieren announce seventh album, What Eludes Us, and share first single ‘The Houses’

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2024 has only just started but it is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for music, all the more as Dutch-Belgian acoustic-electronic piano trio De Beren Gieren have today announced a new album. Entitled What Eludes Us, it follows 2021’s Less Is Endless and is set for release on March 29th through Sdban Ultra. Described as “an ode to what escapes us and what we consciously want to look away from”, the upcoming album saw the trio of Fulco Ottervanger (piano, synths & effects), Lieven Van Pée (double bass) and Simon Segers (drums & effects) work together with Norwegian producer Jørgen Træen in his studio in Bergen.

Alongside the announcement, De Beren Gieren also shared today ‘The Houses’, the first intoxacating taste of what to expect from their seventh long player, clearly pointing towards transcendence. “It’s the soundtrack to a wandering tribe traveling through Europe, their minds filled with expectations and nostalgia, marveling at beautiful landscapes and cities gliding past their trailers”, as the press release describes. “What happens behind the facades of all those houses and in those people’s minds?”.
‘The Houses’ comes with an accompanying video, featuring snippets from the 1932 film Le sang d’un poète by Jean Cocteau, and you can watch it now.

De Beren Gieren share video for new single ‘Stress Als Optie’ off upcoming album

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Dutch-Belgian acoustic-electronic piano trio De Beren Gieren have announced the release of a new full-length album. Entitled Less Is Endless, the effort arrives on September 10th through Sdban Ultra, and saw Dijf Sanders and Frederik Segers take on the producer seat. The album “is an ode to a universe teeming with life,” describes the press release, adding that “it searches for vents through which life can emerge and evolve.”

Ahead of the album release, De Beren Gieren have shared the brilliant and outandish ‘Stress Als Optie’, serving as an intriguing taster for the album. The trio commented on the track:

“This was a tune we almost skipped. We had 4 parts and could not find the right feeling for the overall atmosphere. Luckily we did not give up and waited for the eureka moment. At first, the chords that make most of the song now were only meant to be the outro. But in the end, they became the main thing.”

‘Stress Als Optie’ is offered with an accompanying video made by Victor Van Rossem. Take a look.