The final Creature With The Atom Brain album Vinyl w/CD sees Aldo Struyf joined by Mark Lanegan, Tom Barman, Tim Vanhammel, Sjoerd Bruil, Alain Johannes and Jean-Philippe de Gheest. What could possibly go wrong?
Having been formed as a one-man recording project in 2004 by Aldo Struyf (Millionaire – now a full time member of The Mark Lanegan Band) in-between tours with Millionaire and The Mark Lanegan Band, Creature With The Atom Brain released two 12” EPs “The Snake” (2004) en “Kill The Snake” (2005) before evolving into a full band, with the addition of Dave Schroyen, (Evil Superstars/Millionaire/Birds That Change Colour) Jan Wygers (Condor Gruppe/Hitsville Drunks) and Michiel Van Cleuvenbergen (Condor Gruppe).
In 2007 Creature released their first full length “I Am The Golden Gate Bridge” followed by the sophomore album “Transylvania” in 2009 and a third full album “The Birds Fly Low” in 2012. While their willingness, or rather compulsion, to explore psychedelic territory might have stood in the way of landing them serious airplay, it did contribute to the cult acclaim and fan base they have gathered since and made them a critical favorite with key music press.
Creature With The Atom Brain have toured extensively throughout the years. Much respected by fellow musicians, they were given the opportunity to share the stage with some of their greatest icons: Queens Of The Stone Age (2008 – Europe), The Jesus And Mary Chain (2008 – Europe / US), The Dead Weather (2009 – Europe), Alice In Chains (2010 – US / Canada) and The Mark Lanegan Band (2012 – Europe), besides playing their own headline tours and festivals in Belgium, Holland, UK, Germany and Austria.
It’s with great sadness that we must now witness the demise of the beloved Creature. But before the curtains fall on this 10-year chapter – and in celebration thereof – Creature’s founder returned to the origins of it all, a one-man-recording-project, but with numerous contributions from some of his soul mates. Mark Lanegan, who’s been a consistent guest on Creature’s releases, once again makes a splendid appearance. Other guest appearances include Tom Barman, Tim Vanhamel, Alain Johannnes, Dave Reniers and visual artist Danny Devos. “Night Of The Hunter” is a 30-minute sequence of 5 hypnotic tracks that will take the listener on a fascinating journey in the world of Creature With The Atom Brain. Concept album? Maybe. Intriguing? Most definitely. Not to be missed? Absolutely.
“Night Of The Hunter” will be released on February 27, 2015 and will be available on vinyl only (with CD included). The album was mixed by Greg Gordon and mastered by John Golden. Sleeve design is by tattoo artist Sven Rayen, who was granted a MIA Award for the earlier “The Birds Fly Low” record.