Do you remember where you were when “The zji” by Ertebrekers first hit the airwaves? We do. On the road, with the offspring in the back and the sweetheart happily beside us. Suddenly, the drive to the cinema took on an impromptu road trip feel, a sentiment we had more often later, because 'Otel' - Ertebrekers' debut album, also from 2016 - turned out to be excellent cruisin' material. Mellow, funky, laidback, ... summer always in the glove box.

Ertebreakers? Yep, the West Flemish counterparts of Heartbreakers is a Ghent-based group founded by longtime friends Flip Kowlier, Jeffrey Jefferson, and Peter Lesage. It has black blood (funk, hip-hop, soul) and expresses itself in West Flemish, of course.

Fast forward to 2019. The world is still spinning on its own axis at an improbable rate, shooting across the universe at breakneck speed, to boldly go where no one has gone before. It is only highly questionable whether we are going anywhere at all. Or aren't we just traipsing around on the spot? In the case of Ertebreakers: no way. Flip, Peter and Jeffrey put their heads together again, exchanged musical ideas ("Suddenly Jeffrey came off with as many as 50 demos. Ideas, he said” - dixit Kowlier), drank coffee, got in the mood for ice cream and got to work. The result? A heartbreakingly creamy record. The title? “Cream.


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