Bebe Fang – Bebe Fang


Bebe Fang – Bebe Fang (LP, 150 copies + 15 copies special edition, not for sale)

For some years a rather obscure tape release is finding it’s way to my cassette deck time and time again… it is the only release by Dutch duo Bebe Fang… and a personal favourite here at ET HQ … in the process to release new music by one of the two members I proposed to also put this tape release on vinyl… and here we are…

Bebe Fang serves you a trip… a dream that also could be perceived as an occult ritual: primitive rhythms, subtle sounds and melodies and singing which goes from whispering to chanting… a weird mix of lo-fi, folklore and psychedelic music… something which Nico could have performed…


A1 Pac Al III
A2 Walk
A3 Work

B1 Pac Al I
B2 Dirt
B3 Lights Go Out
B4 One Ear

Selected press quotes:

“Like nearly everything on Vrystaete, the ghost of Nico looms large, but Visser’s hot-mic’d vocals, for all their submerged gothic intensity, admit a more soulful inflection than Christa P – and, combined with tape-hiss-shrouded, three-note basslines, the overall affect is rather trip-hop – if trip-hop owed more to the suppurating electro-acoustics and he industrial drones of Zwartjes, Lustmord and Mauve Sideshow. … Far from being a funeral march, this record is a resounding validation of LIFE, and stunning viewed from any/every angle.” (Low Company)

“Die sechs (beziehungsweise auf diesem Re-Release sieben) Stücke auf „Bebe Fang“ lassen sich vielleicht am ehesten als ritualistisch verbrämter Cold Wave mit monotonsten Drone-Qualitäten beschreiben, durch den vorsintflutlich anmutende Percussions, spröde Bassläufe und jenseitige Gesänge wehen. … Ein mysteriöses, verwunschenes Werk jenseits jeglicher Eingängigkeit.” (Sonic Seducer)