Toggling between Triphop and Pop, Sutrastore, whose five members met in Ypres in 2000, remain passionately on course with their original idea: the vocation to explore their music deep beyond the dark trenches left by the tides of their heritage.
After the EP 'Love Evolution 1.0' Sutrastore built a reputation over the years by seducing their addicted listeners and fans with their atmospheric melodies. Inspired by Massive Attack, Portishead, Burial, Cocorosie and David Sylvian among others, the words and the music of Jacques Brel are naturally anchored in their hearts. Sutrastore produces an original sound of a particular singularity. The haunting voices of Kaat Arnaert and Patrick Cherchye are the band's signature and sit comfortably on top of Christophe Calis' chemistry lab of electronics, refined beats and his choice of acoustic instruments. Calis' lyrics are exploring certain questions we're all confronted with on a daily basis. The love for oneself and life, courage and perseverance, the belief in our evolution and knowledge, the flagging unawareness in the mind of darkness. Jan Delannoy's original keyboard arrangements and Jan Dirick's drums put a final touch to the Sutra sound.
Sutrastore released the EP 'Love Evolution 1.0', produced by Stef Van Alsenoy, in 2005 and toured around Europe to promote their music in the most obscure places.
'Open Doorway' was released on August 31st 2012 on digital format only (iTunes, ...). It was recorded at Womb Editions, mixed by Pely and Christophe Calis, produced by Pely and Andy Gold, except for Bodiless Friend which was mixed and produced by Stef Van Alsenoy.