Cram Ration, named after an Othin Spake composition – one of the many other projects by jack of all trades Teun Verbruggen, is the electronics infused newborn baby of Verbruggen and young foals Vitja Pauwels (Bombataz, Leap/Detach), and Cesar De Sutter-Pinoy (Peenoise, Bardo). The latter both act here as guitar players, but don’t read into the phrasing. The music of Cram Ration combines a dozen of effects, intriguing melodies, ravishing percussion and lots of improvisation. Another adventure which displays Verbruggen’s everlasting quest for daring sounds and new ways of creating music.
Describing Cram Ration’s music is a trade of its own. Sometimes noisy, sometimes angular, but always with an eye for dialogue and interplay. Verbruggen’s drums form a solid and thunderous backbone, the musical fantasies and excesses of Pauwels and De Sutter-Pinoy act like miniatures or small paintings. Whimsical, haunting, but above all ingenious. Once again, music bursting with imagination and innovation.
Vitja Pauwels – guitar and fx Cesar De Sutter-Pinoy – guitar and fx Teun Verbruggen – drums and fx