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Belgium (1999 – present)

Ghinzu is an Alternative rock band from Belgium. They were formed in 1999 by a group of musicians who had been on the Belgian rock scene for a number of years, named after a Japanese knife-brand. The current line-up consists of John Israel (also known as “John Stargasm”) (vocals, keyboard), Mika Nagazaki (bass), Greg Remy (guitar), Antoine Michel (drums), Jean Waterlot (keyboard, guitar). Former members include Kris Dane (keyboard, guitar), Fabrice Georges (drums) and Sanderson Poe (contrabass).

Their first album, Electronic Jacuzzi, was released in December 2000 labelled by their own Label Company Dragoon and sales quickly topped several thousand. Recorded over several sessions in the spring and autumn of 1999 and 2000, it marks a turning point in contemporary pop and features 12 tracks that travel between groove and noise in an inimitable style.

The rhythm section is relaxed, radical and original, producing a soaring, elastic groove in perfect contrast to the sound of the guitar and doublebass. This adds a tragic quality to the elegance that the group exudes. This vicious aesthetic evokes the essential elements in pop: piano, trash synths, no-wave melodies and addictive rhythms that create a dramatic tension, bringing to the forefront the tragic necessity that drives rock. But this maturity allows for experimentation: bass duos, piano ballads accompanied by cutting breakbeats, distortions and self-deprecating humour, speed-pop and of course the noise holding it all together.


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  • otter_in_PJs

    want a russian tour! [45]

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  • aimynona

    i love you, band.

    30 Jul 4:02pm Reply
  • Zioluza

    Please, I would love a new album!

    14 May 4:11am Reply
  • Odelamusique

    Eagerly waiting for the next tour...:D

    26 Apr 6:50pm Reply
  • Zioluza

    Blow is a masterpiece of music, no question!

    25 Apr 5:56am Reply
  • zap4ick

    want any tour!

    17 Apr 8:59pm Reply
  • VikkiMikk

    want a russian tour! [44] @alezzzix recently they have laid out a couple of photos from the studio to their instagram. I have some suspicions they are writing a new album. Hope they are together nowadays :D

    6 Apr 6:41am Reply
  • Zioluza

    I am pretty confident in what i think is right, i mean it makes the most sense. I would try spotify but I can't remember my password, so I guess I'll just have to try youtube.

    13 Feb 3:34am Reply
  • Peters91

    @Zioluza I always check these kinds of mix-ups with Spotify or YouTube. Maybe that helps you to find if your titles are okay?

    7 Feb 1:11pm Reply
  • russianvoodoo


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  • Roy-Strang

    want a russian tour! [43] :3

    1 Feb 7:26pm Reply
  • Zioluza

    My Electronic Jacuzzi is longer, in tracks, and has different track ordering than the one on I know there was an reissue, but the shorter one came first right? Just curious and can't find a clear answer anywhere, sorry if it's obvious.

    25 Jan 6:02am Reply
  • Tkachoff_RZN

    want a russian tour! [42]

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • _mad_hatter

    want a russian tour! [41]

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • empires_

    want a russian tour! [40]

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  • alezzzix

    I discovered this band a few months ago, can anyone tell me if they're still together? Every time I find a good band it has already split up.

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
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