Age is Guy Vachaudez & Emmanuel D'haeyere Cosmic ambient synthesizer music.
From their very first release Landscapes the are among Belgiums best
The played some really memorable concerts among the in Brussels.
Underpinned by a lifelong fascination with synthesizers, the music of
Brussels-based cosmic electronic two-piece AGE delights in the space
it is given to grow, the vast sonic expanse within which it exists
intrinsic to the overall compositions. And although the Belgian synth
precursors’ earlier recordings remain some of their strongest to date,
the band – fronted by Guy Vachaudez and Emmanuel D’haeyere – has
continued to record together for the past 40 years now, their
commitment to sparseness and restraint unperturbed by decades spent on
the fringes of the scene. An outfit that distinguished itself as much
by its early use of obscure gear as well as by its adoption of what
they’d refer to in marketing speak as a 360 degree image (promo
stickers, stage suits, a distinct visual identity – the lot), AGE’s
decade-long career remains as relevant today as it ever was. We met
with the unassuming local heroes – both of them teachers, although Guy
is now retired, and both close friends – in a bar in the Brussels
commune of Laeken to talk early influences, gear porn and having the
most fun when making slideshow music.
Here is a great interview with them.