I found some old party footage in the archives of my own family. 27 years later it turned out to be a great video for the Kaboom Karavan track ‘Lovzar’, from the album ” Hokus Fokus ” ( Miasmah Records 2013 )Read more

Cutting Edge

Very nice **** review of ‘Hokus Fokus’ on Cutting Edge. Review is in Dutch, but here some short quotes in English : ” Kaboom Karavan must be Belgium’s best kept secret. The music is very inventive, detailed and layered and has something timeless. Something very narrative as well. Your imagination is constantly stimulated. We would dare to call his songs musical tableaux vivants… It’s by blending unusual influences, and by perfectly placing and timing each sound,that Kaboom Karavan shows himselfRead more

Best of 2013 lists

Great to see both ‘Hokus Fokus’ & ‘Short Walk With Olaf’ in so many ‘Best Of 2013’ lists ! Thanks so much everyone for caring ! :: Hokus Fokus :: – Headphone Commute – Gonzo Circus – Brainwashed – Studio Brussel – Kwadratuur – Radio Scorpio – Sonic Pieces / Boomkat – Spotlight On – Optic Echo – A Closer Listen – Bubzine – IglooMag – Dive Into Sun – Déscendre à la Cave – Include Me Out – SardineRead more


Very nice review of “HokusFokus” on Brainwashed : ” The fact that there is a crazy Belgian out there who can play just about anything, compose in wide-ranging and disparate styles, blend them all together into a unique and hallucinatory whole, and then happily sabotage it all with funny voices, kazoos, and an anarchic sense of humor makes me very, very happy. ” Read full review hereRead more


New ‘Hokus Fokus’ review on Kwadratuur ( Dutch only ) : “‘Hokus Fokus’, de nieuwe cd van Bram Bosteels alias Kaboom Karavan heeft het allebei: betovering en richting, een evenwicht dat niet evident is…. flirtend met de grens van concrete en muzikale geluiden, laat Bosteels de luisteraar geregeld in het duister tasten naar de herkomst van de geluiden, waardoor diens verbeelding onophoudelijk geprikkeld wordt…. Het geluid is betoverend helder en rijk, zowel aan kleuren als aan details. Als sluiers wordenRead more

Gonzo Circus

Angry horses ! The sisters Patty and Selma Bouvier ! Raymond Scott wandering through a madhouse garden ! Nice and funny Gonzo Circus review of ‘Hokus Fokus’ : ” …Yes,Bram Bosteels hides himself in the countryisde, far away from trends and hipsters.Also in what we’ll call ‘the Miasmah-universe’ for the sake of convenience this time, Bosteels operates from the periphery. No dark black images or gothic letters on the cover from “Hokus Fokus”, but a pale version of Shrek, wearingRead more

Fluid Radio

Nice words about ” Hokus Fokus “ on Fluid Radio. “…Hokus Fokus is a magical recording … … a minefield with many explosive moments … … Undoubtedly recommendable….” Read the full review hereRead more

Tiny Mix Tapes !

Tiny Mix Tapes premieres the video for Hokus Fokus opening track “Kolik” directed by Liesbeth Marit. A pony and a tennis court ( and a dog ) in strange lighting over 5 minutes ! ” An incredibly moody, exquisitely detailed album.It’s called Hokus Fokus and sees Bram Bosteels amplifying the surreal and filmic qualities of his music, evoking both terror and immersion with structural suspense and textural versatility. The album sounds aggressively modern, with its interplay between abstraction and narrative,Read more

Hokus Fokus Pats !

Here’s a preview of the artwork from the 2 new Kaboom Karavan albums. Both available here.Thanks to Tatjana Gerhard for the truly amazing artwork ! Nice new review of both albums here :Read more

Hokus Fokus

Nice new “HokusFokus” review on IncludeMeOut: “..a kind of mystical masterpiece…a mirage flickering on the far horizon of an imaginary land…Imagine music by René Magritte, arranged by Max Ernst and played at a carnival of lost souls…heard on the wind…from a distance…musique liquide…fantastical, morose, whimsical…sending the listener into a waking dream state where what is barely heard exerts a mesmerising kind of power…like folk forms from a bygone future…playful & plaintive..disturbing and delightful…” Full review here and a special KlankschapRead more