With only four songs released, just over 800 followers on sound cloud and very limited information to be found, you wouldn’t expect much of an assembled sound from Belgian Fog. However he has created a self assured sound that disconnects us in the best possible way.

Robert Dale is the man behind Belgian Fog. While his music can draw many comparisons to modern electronically formed indie rock. Its in the fine details that makes Robert’s music a catchy yet intriguing listen. “Wait for help” is a perfect example. Filled with jarring synths and a gravelly voice that hits notes we aren’t used to, yet just from a couple of listens it feels familiar. Infectious yet rebellious, Robert is very much on the right path. Shuf had a chat with Robert to talk on the process behind his sound.

How did you start out?

I've played in bands in the past and always just recorded on my own, and for this project it was simply music I'd recorded by myself at home and released. I've just been fortunate that bloggers and listeners really attached themselves to it.

Stylistically your music draws many similarities to modern indie rock but there are some clear differences. Was this intentional?

Haha, hmm... I simply try and record what sounds good to me and I suppose if it has character to it then that's all the better. I think regardless of the scenario, just based on the person, their individual character will likely come out one way or another.

Can you tell us a bit about the process of recording, mixing and mastering all from your home studio, and how it affects the finished product? Do you think your sound would change if some of these processes were left to some one else?

Yeah, as I mentioned, I just record and produce the music and continue to refine it till I have something I'm happy with. I'm sure it would be quite different if I worked with someone else... maybe less painful

What have you been listening to recently?

Passion Pit, Melody's Echo Chamber, Dave Fridmann is great too. As well as SNES music

Whats the plan for the rest of the year?

I'm hoping to just continue to release music once I have something I'm happy with.

Anything else you would like to let us know?

I can't think of anything. Hello GB! Take care.

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