27 August 2023 Batcave Live



“Mildreda is a rebellious fallen angel spreading its wings over the sleeping bonelands of this hopeless existence.

Throughout the years Jan Dewulf never stopped shaping the Mildreda sound. Like an ancient hero from the forgotten legends of a warrior tribe, Jan Dewulf combines the true magic of music with the immortality of poetry! The new Mildreda sound is dark like the Walpurgis Night, violent like this fallen century, cold and yet very catchy.”

– Zsolt T. Szajbely

In the mysterious and dark days of the early 90’s Jan Dewulf started making peculiar and inimitable electronic music. Named after a saint, Mildreda was a dark, powerful and extremely heavy electro project following the Belgian tradition of bands like The Klinik. Starting from scratch, Mildreda became the soundtrack of Jan’s adventures in the misty maze of dark electroland. The first demo tapes still rather premature but evolving into an interesting melting pot of dark electronics with bombastic, post-apocalyptic and melodic elements, Mildreda soon gained the interest of promoters and colleagues which led to fun and fascinating support gigs for bands like Plastic Noise Experience, Terminal Choice, Covenant and VNV Nation. The outlook seemed exotic at that point, but the project was put on hold so Jan could focus on other projects.

After a long hibernation, Mildreda was brought back to life leading immediately to label interest and support slots, e.g. for Skinny Puppy. Becoming a better producer throughout the years, and growing into more sophisticated song writing, Jan Dewulf felt more inspired than ever to revisit the old dark electro sound that is so missed these days in the current electro scene. A ‘Vancouver sound’, as Jan likes to call it, was the main inspiration when writing the new material. The new Mildreda sound is dark, violent, cold and yet very catchy. After signing to Dependent (home to Mesh, Covenant, etc.) the story went fast forward with a very well received debut album ‘I was never really there’ (album of the month in both Orkus and Sonic Seducer) and lots of gigs on German soil.

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