Cool trip about the influential Belgian music scene, its remarkable influence on electronic music and, of course, the capacity of the state to destroy it all. Impeccably narrated, nice interviews and great use of archive material.
a nice introduction to belgium's rich underground new beat scene from the late 80s to early 90s. the whole new beat craze within belgium's youth is fully illustrated here with amazing archival footage of club kids decked in leather, crucifixes placed on their berets, mercedes or volkswagen metal emblems glued to their shoes or pinned to their jackets, & the quintessential symbol of rave/dance culture–the smiley face.
New Beat caused serious problems among young people commonly known as Rhythm Disorder. The Institute for Psycho-acoustics and Electronic Music had to hire zen artists for their treatment, in two years they went to bankrupt.