Peter Moorkens

Peter Moorkens

Real Name:
Peter Moorkens
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Peter (28/11/1965) was born in Antwerp and got an acoustic guitar and an Roland JX-3P from his mother. This started is interest in music (besides collecting records).

He started to play music with a friend which led to the band "Smeurebreud". He sang in this folk-pop band together with Egon, Oswald en Marc in the early eighties. They did a few memorable gigs and had a local hit with the song "My Doggy's gone".

In the nineties Peter relocated in Ghent where he met Jeroen Saegeman (The Walpurgis Family, Groom). They soon started a band called "The Moonfolks" (1996-2001). First it was only the two of them but soon many came and went. It was a free form jamband. Everyone present at rehearsals was pursuaded to take up an instrument and play along. In de end the band had 4 members: Peter (guitar, tenorsax, Synths, mouthharp and vocals, Jeroen (guitar, synths, drummachine, vocals), Dennis (bass, iron plates) and Michael (drums). They played mostly in Ghent.

With the new millenium arriving they played their last gigs in "De Kelder" and went seperate ways. Jeroen formed Happy King2 and Peter bought a Tascam 4 track cassetterecorder and a Loopstation. Electric Loopstation was born.

Electric Loopstation is a one person band who's experimenting with all kind of musical genres. The music is often described as filmmusic because it calls up strong images. Electric Loopstation is basically influenced by Pink Floyd and Klaus Schulze but with a wide range of other artists that slips into the music. Apart from the more ambient/trance pieces there are also simple popsongs . These can be interwoven in broader contexts or be plain (space) rock songs. Mostly he plays all instruments himself but now and then he gets a helping hand from friends from his earlier bands. This is more a studio project.

In search for a moveable setup of instruments especially for live gigs (he got no car so it has to fit in a large suitcase) the music changed along. This live project was called Onsturicheit. It is dutch from the dark ages and it means turbulence, noise, wildness, unbridled, etc. It's mostly electronic and is unpredictable and so never the same. The keyword is soundscapes and samples, sequencers and tectures.

Apart from this Peter also sang in a blues/rock/psychedelic band "Daisy and the Diving Duck" and did a project with Frans called "Greetings from Watervliet". With Lawrence Van Haecke (Wijlen Wij en Solicide) he did two unfinished projects called Schlachthof Berlin and IAWEH. It's a combination of funeral doom and electropsychout.
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Peter Moorkens Discography Tracks

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none Electric Loopstation Opprobrious love and 7 more… Electric Loopstation - Bygone days(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2000
none Electric Loopstation Durga and 7 more… Electric Loopstation - Mynta(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label (Self Released - Onsturicheit) none Belgium 2001
none Electric Loopstation Interstellar Solar Drive 4 and 10 more… Electric Loopstation - Interstellar Solar Drive(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label (Self Released - Onsturicheit) none Belgium 2001
none Electric Loopstation Inner and outer prayer and 6 more… Electric Loopstation - Stories from beyond(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2002
none Electric Loopstation Heatsong and 6 more… Electric Loopstation - Out of the smoke into the heat(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2004
non Electric Loopstation Lay down and relax and 3 more… Electric Loopstation - Empirical Music(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label (Self Released - Onsturicheit) non Belgium 2006
none Electric Loopstation Descending and 4 more… Electric Loopstation - Soundtracks for the artists(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label (Self Released - Onsturicheit) none Belgium 2006
none Electric Loopstation Tar desert song and 16 more… Electric Loopstation - Nine doors to oblivion(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2007
none Electric Loopstation New World and 13 more… Electric Loopstation - State of Mind: The players & Electric City(File, FLAC, MP3, Album, Tw) Not On Label none Belgium 2009
none Electric Loopstation The Shrine of Athos and 5 more… Electric Loopstation - Acid Monks Tempel(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none 2010
none Electric Loopstation Introducing something untold and 5 more… Electric Loopstation - Deadlock(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2010
none Electric Loopstation Wordly matters and 10 more… Electric Loopstation - Severed Spirits(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2010
none Electric Loopstation Believe and 6 more… Electric Loopstation - On the Corner(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2011
none Electric Loopstation Boulders and leaves crunching vestige and 3 more… Electric Loopstation - Mind The Wiring(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2011
none Electric Loopstation Geschirrspülmaschine and 3 more… Electric Loopstation - Dishwasher(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2011
none Electric Loopstation These Downers got me stuck in the rythm and 5 more… Electric Loopstation - Come and dance with the heathens(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2011
none Electric Loopstation La dernière chance and 6 more… Electric Loopstation - When sun became Electric(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2012
none Onsturicheit De ruimte tussen overkleed en borst and 2 more… Onsturicheit - Inwaerts(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2013
none Electric Loopstation Believe and 6 more… Electric Loopstation - On the Corner(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label, Not On Label (Self Released - Onsturicheit) none Belgium 2013
none Onsturicheit Waerst u niet onstuerich ende donker van herten and 3 more… Onsturicheit - SANGUISUGA(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2013
none Onsturicheit Een akker vol met papavers and 2 more… Onsturicheit - Kwaadkruid(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2013
none Electric Loopstation Giving back to Mother Earth and 4 more… Electric Loopstation - Which tribe do you belong to?(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2013
none Onsturicheit Weerdieren and 4 more… Onsturicheit - Wat vergeten maar niet verdwenen is(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2014
none Electric Loopstation Lucy Dead and 7 more… Electric Loopstation - Hidden(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2014
none Onsturicheit Onthoofde groene man and 2 more… Onsturicheit - De Verworvenheden van Het Land(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none Belgium 2014