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Let's start with the beginning. As said on the home page, my first recordings were solely done with a Roland Juno 106, two tape recorders and one mixer. The so called ping-pong recording method. Record one track on tape one, then play that recording through the mixer, together with live playing of the synth, and record this result to tape two. And again and again... untill you have a "full recording", overwhelmed with noise and totally out of balance...

I still have most of those recordings. But no, really, you do not want to hear them :-)

I bundled them into a cd for my own purposes, "The early years."

Recordings made in Brussels, Belgium between 1986 and 1996





















For many years, I still only owned that Juno 106 but did nothing much with it. Around 1996, I bought a Roland RD-250s stage piano and a Roland sound module, the SC-55. With this threesome, and a Pentium 240Mhz (Who-hooow!) computer I made two full albums. Titles were in dutch: "Kruispunt" (=crossroad) and "Breuklijn" (=breach)

Recordings made in Zaventem, Belgium between 1996 and 2002.





















Between 2002 and 2005, some new instruments joined the studio. From then, I had about 4 years of boosting inspiration and made 5 full albums. Here they are.

Recordings made in Werchter, Belgium between 2005 and 2008.



2005: K-Tower.


This is the first album where I used a kind of "story in my head" method to complete the album.

Most important instruments used for this album: Roland JV1080, Roland RD250s, Novation A-Station.




1. Opening

2. 7 Missions

3. The dream the nation

4. How will he know

5. Birds terror

6. He knows

7. Granata

8. Jump

9. The hungry fire

10. Nosing

11. Share the chair

12. King size





2006: Clouds.


This was a dream I had since childhood. To create an album describing the most common type of clouds there are in the sky. I finally felt confident to do it.

Most important instruments used for this album: Roland JV1080, Roland RD250s, Alesis Quadrasynth, Novation A-Station.





1. Nubes communis

2. Nimbostratus

3. Cirrus

4. Altostratus

5. Cumulus humulus singulis

6. Stratocumulus

7. Noctilucentus

8. Cumulonimbus

9. Cumulus castellanus







2006: Gondwana Tales.


Then again, an album with a non-existing story. I imagined me  a T-rex, at the end of the existance of the former continent Gondwana.

Most important instruments used for this album: Roland V-Synth, Roland JV1080, Roland RD250s, Alesis Quadrasynth, Novation A-Station.





1. Gondwana suite

2. N-E-S-W

3. Birth at dawn

4. First warning

5. Regards from the other side

6. The herd

7. King of the tyrans

8. Breach

9. New continents







2007: Beyond Imagination.


Are you surprised when I say astronomy is also one of my hobbies? Then you´ll understand that another dream of me was to describe several cosmological events...

Most important instruments used for this album: Roland V-Synth, Roland JV1080, Roland RD250s, Alesis Quadrasynth, Korg X5DR, Novation A-Station, Yamaha DTXpress.





1. Gamma burst

2. Dark mass

3. Jet streams

4. Beyond imagination

5. Extended expansion

6. Foton journey

7. Quantum vacuum

8. White dwarf

9. Magnetic zero







2007: The Holy Trees.



This album is another non-existing story.

Most important instruments used for this album: Roland V-Synth, Roland JV1080, Roland RD250s, Alesis Quadrasynth, Korg X5DR, Novation A-Station, Yamaha DTXpress.





















2019: Less is more.


Many years have passed... and finally I found the time to compose and record again. As this felt like starting over I decided to use the same minimalistic setup as 30 years ago. With some new instruments of course. The songs are named as Movement 1 to 8.

Recordings made in Haacht, Belgium between 2017 and 2019.

Instruments used: Roland Juno DS88, Roland Integra-7 and Roland TD1-KV