FES, once described as an existential variety farce with a twist of
bitter, sounds familiar, just add gin.
About the track
The Jubilee Album by Flat Earth Society released in 2013.
FES was founded in 1998, when no-nonsense artist, former architect, clarinettist, saxophonist,
keyboard player, composer and producer Peter Vermeersch, wanted to explore new horizons.
In the past they worked with various guest
musicians: Uri Caine, Toots Thielemans, Mike Patton (Fantômas), Jimi Tenor, John Watts and more
recently Ernst Reijseger.
13 is a round number according to Flat Earth Society and so it’s a jubilee year! We raise the flag and
sing our song. On our new album, which we conveniently called "13", we serve you our usual
unusual portion of gas, chaos & chazz. The 13th album contains 13 new pieces, some more
instrumental than the other. The musical journey defies varying landscapes and weather conditions,
the orchestra remains ever fresh and unshaven, the music is our pocketknife and compass, the words
are of a profoundly deep depth.
Flat Earth Society is and remains Belgium's most original and most daring 'big band'. Not in the
traditional sense of the word, but simply because they are 15. The influences are many in their far
from traditional ‘big band’ music.