Sundahl’s voice is sandpaper for your soul. His words – At times quietly muttered, at other times roared – are stuff for closer listening. And closer still. Smooth means smooth.

This Ghent-based adept of Alan Lomax is backed up by the illustrious quartet Serge Hertoge (guitar), Lander De Vreese (drums), Tuur Geldhof (bass) and Linard Van den Bossche (guitar, keys, vocals). Together they’ll break your heart.

Their sound is characterized by simplicity and feeling. It resides in the space between Chris Whitley, Tom Waits and an early Nick Cave. Sundahl only channels the greats.