Following the release of Aksak Maboul’s acclaimed double album “Figures” (mid-2020), fifteen artists have revisited songs from the legendary experimental pop band’s ‘comeback’ opus on Crammed Discs. The participants include experimental pop luminaries The Notwist (DE), Cate Le Bon (GB), Kate NV (RU) and Vanishing Twin (GB), respected electronic music artists Felix Kubin (DE), Tolouse Low Trax (DE), Matias Aguayo (CL/DE), revered experimentalist Carl Stone (US) & More.
Aksak Maboul have also played their first shows since they are back with appearances at Le Guess Who?, BBmix Festival (with Faust IV) and ended
with a show in their hometown Brussels at Beursschouwburg. And Primavera Festival in 2022 amongst other festivals.
„They return with what could be their finest work to date… Totally pop, yet psychedelic… manages to contain elements from every phase of the band, whilst still having a contemporary edge…“
(The Quietus, UK)
„The long-running Belgian avant-garde band explores complicated gender dynamics on their ambitious new double album. Aksak Maboul’s musical vocabulary is admirably worldwide. Figures is both musique and lettre, male and female, and it rejects a whole bunch of tyrannies in the course of proving its point“.
„La magistrale leçon de pop contemporaine d’Aksak Maboul… un double album touffu et déconnant, passionnant et déroutant. En vingt-deux titres, Figures passe, les doigts dans le nez, des expérimentations les plus dingues à des chansons pop irrésistibles avec une décontraction jouissive“.
(Les Inrockuptibles, FR)
„A labyrinthine hypnopop album“.