This is your chance to participate to the funding and making of the SPECIAL 40th anniversary addendum to the « Au Plan K » book by Philippe Carly, containing à;GRUMH…’s special REBEARTH photo session (nicknamed « The Hanging of J3 » featuring S3, J3 as well as P10 and P8.
The « Au Plan K » book contained all the photos of all the bands who played in this totally mythical concert place active in the 70’s and 80’s, former sugar factory in the suburbs of Brussels, featuring Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, Cabaret Voltaire, A Certain Ratio, hundreds more, and two different concerts of à;GRUMH… plus testimonies and stories from people of the era, and much more.
Now, this is an addendum, to be released for the 40th anniversary of Joy Division’s concert at the Plan K, and it will contain only new unreleased photos of many bands, an interview of Annik Honoré, reproductions of posters. And much more including à;GRUMH…’s « Hangman » Rebearth’s photo session.
Fantastic tour video from cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) taken in 1988 in Genève, Switzerland.
à;GRUMH… in sound check, backstage, the reunion with Skinny Puppy after our 6 weeks 1986 tour together. SΔ3 dancing with Dwayne and performing his “giant rabbit” impersonation. JΔ3 talking English and eating bananas. And JΔ3 actually a little fatter than SΔ3 🙀🙀🙀
Featuring Lio and Fa, Micky Mike, OΔ18, JΔ7, JΔ3, Nivek Ogre, Dwayne “The Duck” and the maestro cEvin Key himself on camera and mirror.
Slices of Life, with some who have left us sadly 😢
Thanks, Man. 31 years ago, we were young and it was fun.
YES, no less than SEVEN new à;GRUMH… t-sHIRT designs are now available online! And not “any” t-shirts but real official merchandising designed by the legendary LiO from the old T-mERCHANDISING! The new logos have been created by LiO with the collaboration of SΔ3 and JΔ3.
There will be additions of nEGAPADRES.3.3., Polar Praxis and more TTKK or Circle Records artists very soon.
“One bear, two Bicycles and one Xylophone” is the first album of Hà; PEOPLE.3.55, released March 13, 2018 on Wool-e Discs.
10 pitch-black tracks on this album which will especially attract fans of early Coil and Throbbing Gristle. The voice of JΔ3 sounds like Satan’s voice, which cuts ruthlessly but with oh so effective sharpness, through the dark soundscapes by JΔ55.
In December 2018, the band performed on stage alongside Adult and Dive at “Magasin 4” in Brussels. JΔ3 sEUQCAJ and JΔ55 eKOJ were joined by CΔ56 sIRC on electronic drums and JΔ57 nEAJ on double bass.
The atmosphere was apocalyptic: crucifix, metal barrel, and projection of a surreal and terrifying film of JΔ55.
JΔ3, once again, proved that he was a charismatic frontman. The audience was overwhelmed by the group’s performance. And wait for the next one …
In December 2016, à;GRUMH… performed as headline of the BIMFEST festival in Sint-Niklaas. J3 and S3 came to the stage for a full concert for the first time since 1989 (back in 2014 they had done a “performance” for the Hotel Charleroi art festival at the Coliseum theater in Charleroi but that was just a short happening, not a real concert).
For this 2016 concert, S3 had invited Joke Magnussen to join the band on stage, and J55 eKOJ was born. Following this concert and having had lots of fun in the reharsals, J3 and J55 have started making music together and their new project is called hà;PEOPLE.3.55.
I received today a series of six comic book zines by Tomas Z Westberg a.k.a. TΔ25 sAMOT (also known as the manager of the à;GRUMH… Swedish fan club in the late 1980’s).
Tomas is a talented visual artist. These books are a sort of autobiography from his young years and his discovery of Electronic Body Music known in Sweden at the beginnings as “Synth”. The books mention and/or show bands as Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and of course à;GRUMH…!
The books also give you a list of tracks to listen to as you read each volume. 😊👍🏼
It also depicts his relationships with his friends, the conflicts with his parents about the way he dressed or the music he listens to and thus, gives us a particular insight in the Swedish society of the late eighties. It’s human and interesting and also fun to read.
The books, which are all bilingual (English/Swedish), can be ordered from shop.tzw.se
Congratulations to Tomas for a job well done!! 👍🏼👏🏼
Edit: the bilingual zines are now sold out and replaced with a shiny new comic book that collects all the comics (in Swedish).