Het Droste Effect were one of the “gateway drugs”, in my personal epiphany with the resurgence of independent, experimental, underground psychedelia.
Het Droste Effect is, “Two guys rocking out in a studio and blending whatever sounds they like at any given moment in time.”
I first chanced upon Het Droste Effect, with the announcement of their ‘Random X Maybe’ track, commissioned for Eindhoven Psych Lab in 2014. A delightfully idiosyncratic collaboration, with Glen Peeters from Radar Men From The Moon.
I immediately added a copy of the creatively packaged, vinyl compilation of their earlier ‘Het Droste Effect’ / ‘Lingerland’ MP3 releases to my collection, such was my infatuation with their gritty, transportive sound. A sound which was further cemented with last year’s ethereally sublime, ‘We Are All Hallucinating’.