• Caroline De Lobel

Sounds | Wanheda, Lucid Antidote

De mannen van Wanheda zijn terug met een nieuwe single Lucid Antidote. Eerder werden Noumenon en Akathisia op ons los gelaten als voorlopers op hun eerste album Desert Of Real. Deze nummers laten ons al voelen dat het album een instrumentale reis door onze eigen emoties zal worden waar niet alleen post-rock van de bovenste plank aan bod zal komen maar ook jazz, blues en soundtrack invloeden onze oren zullen strelen.

Desert Of Real verschijnt op 2 februari 2022 in eigen beheer

Luister ook naar Noumenon


Belgian cinematic post-rock collective Wanheda present their debut full-length album Desert of Real continuing their penchant for scrutinising mankind’s vanity and egocentrism, of which we had a first taste on The Cenozoic Explosion.

Released independently in 2018, this debut EP concerned itself with mankind’s greed and wasteful impact on the planet, and garnered some serious attention in the local post-rock scene. (…)

Now with Desert of Real, these six gentlemen from Leuven have seriously stepped up their game, with guitarist Jan Verduyckt and producer Jan Peeters penning 11 vibrant compositions that combine the oriental wistful melodies of MONO and Wang Wen with the confidence and energy of American post-rock acts like This Will Destroy You and Caspian.

Focusing on the theme of addiction to technology and social media, Desert of Real uses the story of the Judgement of Paris as an allegory of the throes of technology and the self-obsession it induces. (…) Like contemporary opera directors, Wanheda take a classic story and let it take place in a modern setting, making its subject matter all the more relevant and real to the public. Ranging from ominous to deceptively beautiful Desert of Real takes the listener through a vast range of moods that find their reflection in a wide array of influences, from traditional post-rock to post-metal, and from blues rock to classical guitar music.