Absynthe Minded

Parc del Fòrum, 2012

A first glimpse of the Belgian band through the revolving door: frontman Bert Ostyn and his bandmate Jan Duthoy have their guitar cases ready to set out in the glistening sun! Before Absynthe Minded take a seat in the grass in the shadow of the trees for a chill performance of “Space”, they give a stimulating pretaste of their hit single “Envoi”. “I wanna hear the humming of the sun,” sings Bert and his sun-kissed face is all smiles. There’s more reference to the sun in the second song, yet it also strikes a melancholic chord. However, “Space” leaves us also a hint how to get away from the inner turmoil by sitting in the sunshine, looking at the blue skies and listening to Absynthe Minded: to where we belong!

Michael Luger
Sound Recording
Sarah Brugner
Post production
Sarah Brugner
Nikolaus Ostermann
Thanks to
Absynthe Minded

Parc del Fòrum

At the Northeast end of Avinguda Diagonal, where this major road meets the sea, lies the newly built Parc del Fòrum. Its most outstanding landmark Museu Blau is often simply referred to as Fòrum building. This triangular shaped, maritime blue giant was built by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Passing by Museu Blau you get to the Primavera Festival site to spot the next landmark: a huge solar panel in a setting of concrete and the deep blue sea!