Label: Consouling Sounds
Colin H. Van Eeckhout is best known when he is surrounded by kindred spirits, but now he steps into the limelight all on his own. This first solo album was preluded by a split 7 he released together with Nate Hall. In the meantime however, CHVE crafted his music and transformed it into a whole unique entity.
Instead of the folkish singer/songwriter track he premiered back in 2012/2015, CHVE now solely makes use of a hurdy gurdy and his voice as instruments to dig deep with
in his own self.
This is CHVE on his most vulnerable. Just a man, his thoughts, scars and memories, with his voice and his instrument.
The album is magnificently produced by Dehn Sora (Treha Sektori, Sembler Deah), and brings long soundscapes capturing in ambient and droning sounds what lies beyond what
can be grasped by words.