dEUS: Vantage Point

Legendary Belgian underground band dEUS have released a new album entitled “Vantage Point”. Featured above is their newest single “The Architect”. Quite the groove! — in an 80s Duran Duran sort of way.

Contrast this with what I consider to be one of their best songs ever, “Nothing Really Ends”:

… or perhaps their Best Song Ever is this one, “Suds & Soda”:

That skinny guy holding hands with Tom Barman while repeatedly chanting “Friday!” is Stef Kamil Karlens, now part of Zita Swoon. Compare:

Incidentally, dEUS lead singer Tom Barman is the author/director of a film called “Any Way The Wind Blows”. Do ask for it at your local DVD rental — it is a gem… Opening sequence:

Update: be sure to check out the official dEUS channel @YouTube for more video! (Ya know, before I get another C&D letter! I kid, I kid!)

15 Responses to “dEUS: Vantage Point”

  1. Bart says:

    there’s another song available too

    http://pocketrevolution.blogspot.com/2008/03/slow-video-on-youtube.html

  2. dEUS says:

    All our clips are available on our official dEUS YouTube channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/dEUSbe

  3. bernard says:

    It was Deus frontman T. Barman,who interviewed Nick Cave ( see my comment in the previous post).

  4. hipbone says:

    1966 concert from MOI is up at Wolfgang’s vault!! Get it while its hot

    http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/mothers-of-invention-concert/71-4901.html?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=080319

  5. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from hipbone:

    1966 concert from MOI is up at Wolfgang’s vault!!

    Thank you for staying on topic.

  6. hipbone says:

    A quote from Barry’s Imaginary Publisher:

    A quote from hipbone:

    1966 concert from MOI is up at Wolfgang’s vault!!

    Thank you for staying on topic.

    Apologies Barry. Didn’t mean to rattle your feathers!
    I just wanted to pass on some good, free, FZ to anyone who might want to listen.
    Perhaps I should have posted under the loggins/ messina wolfgang’s vault post.

  7. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    Fronk-ly, I didn’t find his response any more off-topic than, say, the average Bernard post…

    “Bust some chops, now!
    Posting decisions…
    You got thoughts you want to add.
    You wanna add ‘em really bad.
    But the posting decisions that you make today
    Will not impress at KUR,
    Z stuff is not okay…

    Posting decisions…
    You are a music loving guy.
    And maybe Fronk’s the reason why
    You came here in the first place,
    But it’s better not to try…

    Posting decisions…
    Posting decisions…

    We don’t wanna know
    ’bout your love affair with Zank.
    And why do we not?
    Well there’s Goile to thank!
    But if you are dyin’ just to spread a little word
    It’s okay to do it here,
    Because no matter what you hear,
    There’s nothing much to really fear
    ‘Cept the Trust and all their gear?
    Hey let’s wait a minute!

    Posting decisions…
    Posting decisions…

  8. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from SOFA – Philostopher/Chef:

    We don’t wanna know
    ’bout your love affair with Zank.
    And why do we not?
    Well there’s Goile to thank!
    But if you are dyin’ just to spread a little word
    It’s okay to do it here,
    Because no matter what you hear,
    There’s nothing much to really fear
    ‘Cept the Trust and all their gear?
    Hey let’s wait a minute!

    Posting decisions…
    Posting decisions…

    For seven years you were just as happy hear about
    our webmaster’s love affair with Frank’s music,
    but now that the tuner has shifted to something
    a little different from what you are used to,
    you grow somewhat irksome and annoyed by
    his choice of musical interludes….

    It’s going to be tough for some
    during this transition as KUR finds
    its new voice.

    Some aren’t going to like it at all.
    Some will absolutely love it.

    You can’t satisfy everybody.

    One direction we are not going, though, SOFA,
    is back. Let loose the dogs of war…

    The future awaits.

  9. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Thanks for that most eloquent recap SOFA! :)
    I guess the crux of the biscuit would be this:

    A quote from SOFA – Philostopher/Chef:

    Well there’s Goile to thank!

    As for on-topicness and lack thereof: I’ve pretty much given up on bernard in that regard…

  10. Jeroen says:

    I remember trying to see Anyway The Wind Blows. Well, it looked delicious, but I (dutch) really needed subtitles for this Flemish movie. They were not provided, so I gave up after 20 minutes. Too bad.

    (Sorry for this on topic interlude).

  11. bernard says:

    Barry, that’s the least you can say. I – even looking in the mirror in the morning – still do not really understand why people endure a guy like me. Always overlooking the borders of being a self declared “old” teacher, a music evangelist, a guy interested in too much musical genres at once, etc.
    On topic now. dEUS, that’s partly Mauro Pawlowski, electric guitar, ie http://www.mauroworld.net/#
    You’ll hear from that one over & over again. A great artist. You know about my love for ( classical & ) experimental contemporary music. And the role of the electric guitar. Well I saw Mauro P playing a guitar solo in Ghent ( Vooruit) for 30 – 40 minutes, a kind of musical comment on drawings. Very valuable creativity.
    As good as Jean-Marc Montera ( FR).

  12. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from Jeroen:

    Well, it looked delicious, but I (dutch) really needed subtitles for this Flemish movie. They were not provided, so I gave up after 20 minutes. Too bad.

    Weird! I thought the DVD release had English subtitles at the very least — I may be wrong though. Still, what’s gripping about the movie is its optimistic, electrifying vibe — more so than its story line. Give it another chance!

    A quote from bernard:

    On topic now. dEUS, that’s partly Mauro Pawlowski, electric guitar

    I can tell you that Mauro is the personification of cool. I remember playing a rock rally (Westtalent, Leffinge), and how all of us competing were nervous as hell. Headliner for the evening? Mauro Pawlowski. Not a twitch, not a hint of stage fright. He entered the stage and owned it right there right then. Played an amazing set he did. Most of his “Evil Superstars” stuff is beyond me (too much Tim Van Hamel/Millionnaire influence for my taste), but his solo album is quite good. Also check “Mauro & The Grooms – Black Europa”.

  13. urbangraffito says:

    Barry, I really dig these videos. The first one not so much, but the second and third were real killers. dEUS kind of reminds me of a cross between the songwriting of Bruce Cockburn and the music of Eels (another great band Mr. B has since turned me on to…)

  14. urbangraffito says:

    Arf! Arf! Arf! GRRRRR!

  15. jeroen says:

    A quote from Barry’s Imaginary Publisher:

    Weird! I thought the DVD release had English subtitles at the very least — I may be wrong though. Still, what’s gripping about the movie is its optimistic, electrifying vibe — more so than its story line. Give it another chance!

    I will!! The time I tried it it was on television (Canvas – a Belgian network). It hasn’t been on Dutch television so far, but I’ll check the DVD for subtitles.

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