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    With "C.O.N.V.E.R.S.A.T.I.O.N.S” (release May 26th, 2023) Andries Boone releases his third solo album. The album is the final album of a trilogy in which the acoustic mandolin is central, after "C.O.L.O.R.S" (2019) and "T.I.M.E.L.A.P.S.E" (2021).On "C.O.N.V.E.R.S.A.T.I.O.N.S" the acoustic mandolin enters into dialogue with the electric mandolin. Boone delivers his most progressive and cinematic folk album to date, seasoned with violin, accordion, bass synthesizer, bagpipes, drums and hurdy-gurdy.


    Some compositions get an extra dimension thanks to the field recordings of the Naskapi Indians that Andries managed to make during his concert tours in Canada with MANdolinMAN.


    Major sources of inspiration for the new album are Mike Oldfield's "Discovery" (1984) and Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" (1975). The majority of the instruments are played by Boone himself, but there are many beautiful musical guest appearances on the album, such as Mario Goossens (Triggerfinger) on drums and Michel Hatzigeorgiou (Aka Moon, Toots Thielemans, Philippe Catherine) on the bouzouki.


    The string arrangements were made by Koen Toté Artist and Stijn Vandebril provided some very beautiful figurative black and white charcoals drawings by Andries that form the basis of the artwork.


    Andries Boone: acoustic mandolin, electric mandolin, accordion,violin, bass synthesizer & synths

    Koen Toté: double bass, tubular bells, timpani & orchestral percussion

    Mario Goossens: drums

    Maarten Moesen: additional snare & percussion

    Michel Hatzigeorgiou: bouzouki

    Thomas Hoste: hurdy-gurdy

    Marieke Van Ransbeeck: musette and bagpipes

    Rozanne Descheemaeker: French horn

    Sam Vloemans: trumpet

    Geert Noppe: synths

    Vincent Werbrouck: cello

    Esther Coorevits: viola

    Stefaan De Rycke: violin

    Christophe Pochet: violin


    Recordings: Andries Boone & Peter Bulkens

    Mixing: Maarten Moesen

    Mastering: Jerboa Mastering

    Artwork: Stijn Vandebril

    Layout: Ward Dhoore