Betonkust & Palmbomen II return

The Dutch pair continue their collaborative tour of lodging establishments with Hotel Breukelen on Pinkman.

Kai Hugo’s Palmbomen II project was brought to wider attention with the lank-haired Dutch artist’s self-titled album for Beats In Space last year, which merged hazed-out hardware sounds with some pub quiz-worthy knowledge of The X-Files characters. The notion Hugo was fond of concepts was furthered when he partnered up with his lesser-known compatriot Betonkust for a 1080p tape this year themed around their off-season break at Center Parcs De Eemhof, a holiday park 50km outside of Amsterdam. This is a theme they will be expanding on further as news arrives Betonkust & Palmbomen II are set for a debut on Paddy Marsman’s Pinkman label.

Due out next month, Hotel Breukelen finds the duo honing in on a rather soulless establishment based on the motorway that connects Amsterdam to Utrecht for inspiration. In contrast to the languid and sparkling nature of their 1080p debut, this six-track 12″ for Pinkman sees Betonkust & Palmbomen II veering down a wormhole that joins Belgian New Beat with the sounds of the Dutch West Coast. Very appropriate for Pinkman then, and you can gain a better idea of how it sounds via the below SoundCloud embed.

Pinkman will release Hotel Breukelen by Betonkust & Palmbomen II on October 12.

Tracklisting:

A1. Landsbelang
A2. Donkerblauwe Auto’s
A3. N401
B1. Suite 100
B2. Zwaluw
B3. Boven De Wet

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