With his new solo album "Transit" the inexhaustible Bert Dockx has added a compelling new facet to his ever-expanding, deeply personal musical universe.
While in the past decade Bert’s main projects – Flying Horseman and Dans Dans – have grown into two of the most eminent and devotedly followed bands in Belgium, he has always kept playing solo-shows on the side. Shows at which, along with his own compositions, he has occasionally offered adventurous interpretations of a variety of iconic songs. Transit contains the most remarkable of these interpretations in a naked and raw, yet subtly hallucinogenic production by Dockx’ faithful accomplice Koen Gisen. The album was recorded live in Gisen’s intimate studio in Ghent, Belgium. Anyone who has seen Dockx perform with Flying Horseman or Dans Dans, knows how riveting and atmospheric his performances can be. Impassioned vocals, intense presence, fierce and inspired guitar playing, room for improvisation, the ecstatic heat of the moment.