" Instrumental/Electronic 01 is like walking into an exotic greenhouse. You may not recognize the specimens you see, but you may ultimately be impressed with their beauty. " - Gray Owl Point
" Love it a lot! Overtones of Takemitsu... and then a groove.. " - Derek Gripper (www.derekgripper.com
), on 'Grzly Wntr'
" There is something REALLY interesting happening here... an entire album made up of momentary epiphanies. " - Indie Round Table
"Some very cool guitar work! " Guitar International
" 8/10 " - Photog Music
Velodrones is the moniker of singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Théan Slabbert. In addition to his work as principal songwriter in future-folk outfit Bosveld and as active arranger and guitarist for a variety of groups, Velodrones has released several EPs and albums under different aliases, ranging from soft-spoken folk songs and solo guitar works to ambient, experimental soundscapes, music for various chamber ensembles, and deep explorations in bass music.
Originally from Quagga, South Africa, Velodrones is currently based in Ottawa, Canada. Released as 'théan', 2012’s “Instrumental/Electronic 01”, garnered international reviews and mentions from the likes of Gray Owl Point, acclaimed guitarist-composer Derek Gripper, Weird Canada and Guitar International Magazine. Currently, Velodrones is working on Bosveld’s forthcoming debut LP, touring with Bosveld and Old Cabin, as well as working on new material for Velodrones’ next full-length album.
Thanks for listening!