In the early 90’s Jan Dewulf started making electronic music. Named after a Flemish saint, Mildreda was a dark electro project following the Belgian tradition of bands like The Klinik. Starting from scratch, Mildreda became the soundtrack of Jan’s adventures in dark electroland. The first demo tapes still rather premature but evolving into an interesting melting pot of dark electronics with bombastic and melodic elements, Mildreda soon gained the interest of promoters and colleagues which led to fun and fascinating support gigs for bands like Plastic Noise Experience, Terminal Choice, Covenant and VNV Nation.
The outlook seemed exotic at that point, but frustrated by the lack of decent studio gear and by the absence of any label deal, Jan Dewulf decided to set the project on hold.
In the meantime he joined Heyaeb as producer and live keyboard player. Later he started his own new project, Diskonnekted, incorporating a lot of dance influences and thus leaving the darker electro path.
It started as a fun one time only event in November 2009: Mildreda’s reunion gig on the birthday-party of DJ Chesko in the attic of The Klinke (Ostend). Dirk Ivens who was playing records that night, suggested to continue with Mildreda for real. As the reunion gig was a blast and the audience clearly wanted more, Jan Dewulf got seduced by Dirk Ivens’ idea. Again gaining interest by some promoters and supported by the demand of some hard core fans, Jan decided to awake Mildreda from the dead. This time for real.
The era of inspiring bands like Placebo Effect, Numb, yelworC, Will, In Slaughter Natives and others couldn’t be further away than today. Mildreda is here to revisit that era with new ideas and technologies. Acting alone in the studio, Jan is supported on stage by Gwenny playing synth and sequencer.
Be prepared for some dark electro V.2.0…
Edited by neondream on 20 Jul 2010, 09:48
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