El Yunque is an experimental noise-rock band from Hasselt, Belgium. The band played their first shows as a three-piece (two guitarists + electronic drums) in late 2013. A second, acoustic drummer was added to the line-up in the summer of 2014.
They released their first, entirely self-produced EP, called E.Y., in March 2014. A second release followed in March 2015, in the form of a limited cassette tape with a collection of new songs and experiments.
Baskenland is the first full-length album by El Yunque. It was recorded in Motormusic, Mechelen (BE) in a span of five days in August 2015. It features seven new songs and two reworked versions of previously released material, such as a 19-minute version of the song ‘Kabeldraad’. Baskenland is the collaborative work of four close friends and portrays everything the band El Yunque stands for at this given moment.
El Yunque is :
Giel Cromphout (guitar, vocals)
Kasper De Sutter (guitar, vocals)
Jules Jordens (electronic drums, vocals)
Mattias Jonniaux (acoustic drums)
All songs written, performed and produced by El Yunque.
Recorded and engineered by Nick Symoens and Frederik Tack at Motormusic Mechelen.
Mixed by Frederik Tack.
Mastered by Laurens Grossen.
Cover painting by Bram Demunter