Adriaan de Roover

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Adriaan de Roover (fka Oaktree) brings moody, textural and enchanting electronic music. Adriaan just released his first full-length album in 2019 though his own imprint. Grainy soundscapes flow smoothly together with rippling breakbeats. Dystopian rhythms vanish into horizontal noise. An ancient procession in the dark, guided only by touch.

A musical trip for fans of Fennesz, Daniel Lanois, Nicolas Jaar & Four Tet.

Adriaan de Roover currently plays in a duo setup with Willem Schonenberg on drums.

In the past years, de Roover played in different live setups at different places including Pukkelpop, Gent Jazz, Ancienne Belgique (artist in residence), Paradiso (NL), Effenaar (NL), Waking Life (PT), Stuk, Eurosonic, Museum M, Het Bos, Paradise City, Novus (UK) … The Antwerp based artist released music through PIAS and Fog Mountain (including a compilation featuring Fis and Roly Porter) and his own imprint: Leaves. His music gained support from BBC6, Klara, Studio Brussel, Clash, Groove, Ransom Note, Mary Anne Hobbs, Lefto, Bonobo …

Apart from that he has been working on sound for installations, dance performances and documentaries.

Mary Ann Hobbs (BBC6): “Absolutely gorgeous piece of music!

A Closer Listen: “Shifts from soft blankets to percussive beds

Clash Magazine: “A wonderfully organic feel

Gonzo Circus: “Elf tripjes die een uitermate interessante elektronische klankenwereld laten horen. Eenvoud en rust staan in contrast met een gevoel van onbegrip en onkunde. Gevoelens die allemaal terug te vinden zijn in de muziek die de Roover via introspectie in een collage van klanken heeft weten te gieten. Missie geslaagd.”

Ransom Note: “A freeform piece of work which layers instrumentation and soundscapes in an abstract and yet enchanting manner

Groove: “Der Grundcharakter des wunderschönen Albums ist der eines zeitenthobenen Schwebens über herbstliche Synthesizerlandschaften, selbst wenn immer wieder untergründig die Bässe grummeln und ein Schlagzeug hereinholpert.


Leaves LP
Dust EP
[PIAS] Recordings Belgium(2016)
Chapters EP
[PIAS] Recordings Belgium(2014)

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