Marc Hollander

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Marc Hollander
Birth nameMarc Hollander
GenresAvant-rock, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, producer
InstrumentsKeyboards, clarinet, saxophone, percussion
Years active1976–present
Associated actsAksak Maboul, Art Bears, The Honeymoon Killers

Marc Hollander is a Belgian musician, producer and creator of the independent record label, Crammed Discs.

Hollander was a founding member of the Belgian avant-rock group Aksak Maboul in 1977, which released two albums, Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine (1977) and Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits (1980). He joined Art Bears for their European tour in 1979, and was a member of The Honeymoon Killers and Cos. Hollander has also collaborated with a number of musicians, including Fred Frith and Chris Cutler.

In 1980 Hollander founded Crammed Discs, which he still actively runs, while acting as the label's artistic director. With Crammed, he has discovered, launched and/or developed the careers of artists such as Bebel Gilberto, Zap Mama, Konono Nº1, Kasai Allstars, Cibelle, Taraf de Haïdouks, Tuxedomoon, Bel Canto, Minimal Compact, Hector Zazou, Sussan Deyhim, Snooze/Dominique Dalcan, DJ Morpheus, Suba, Zuco 103, Celso Fonseca, Kočani Orkestar, Mahala Rai Banda, Balkan Beat Box, Shantel, Lonely Drifter Karen, Staff Benda Bilili, Maïa Vidal, SKIP&DIE, Yasmine Hamdan, Juana Molina, Acid Arab and many more.

In 2014, Crammed Discs released an album entitled Ex-Futur Album, by Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul. It is the unfinished album which was written and recorded by Hollander and Honeymoon Killers vocalist Vincent between 1980 and 1983. It was shelved for over 30 years, and assembled/revamped by Hollander in 2014.[1] Following the positive reception of Ex-Futur Album, Marc Hollander and Véronique Vincent formed a new live line-up of Aksak Maboul in 2015, and performed over thirty concerts to date in Belgium, France, Germany, the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands.



  • Brigitte Tast, Hans-Jürgen Tast: be bop - Die Wilhelmshöhe rockt. Disco und Konzerte in der Hölle Verlag Gebrüder Gerstenberg GmbH & Co. KG, Hildesheim, ISBN 978-3-8067-8589-0.

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