Use Of Ashes, The

Peter Van Vliet, Maarten Scherrenburg

Members of Use Of Ashes, The: Maarten Scherrenburg, Peter Van Vliet, Simon van Vliet
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.useofashes.com, http://www.crazy-diamond.nl/tonefloat/html/press_fret.htm, http://www.myspace.com/theuseofashes

Discography of Use Of Ashes, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Albion Moonlight 6 Audio 1998-11-00 Tonefloat
2 Ice 67 9 Audio 2004-10-25 ToneFloat
3 Moongarden / Love Is The Universe 2 Audio 1997 Tonefloat
4 24.25.12.98 3 Audio 1998 Tonefloat
5 The Rosebud Years 40 Audio 2000-02-00 Tonefloat
6 The Ice Mixes 4 Audio 2005-01-00 Snavel Records
7 The Mousehill Daydream 2 Audio 2005 Tonefloat
8 The Castle Of Fair Welcome 14 Audio 2005 Tonefloat
9 Tonefloating 2 Audio 2000 Tonefloat
10 The Use Of Ashes 18 Audio 1990 Mash Records (2)
11 Untitled 2 Audio 2008-03-18 Tonefloat
12 Firetree 22 Audio 1998-03-00 Tonefloat
13 I Hear A New World 3 Audio 2008-12-00 Tonefloat
14 Albion Moonlight 9 Audio 2004-07-20 The Wild Places
15 White Nights: The Hand Of Tzafkiël 15 Audio 2008 Tonefloat
16 The Ice Mixes 3 Audio 2006-02-00 Signum Recordings
17 Firetree 19 Audio 1996 Mellow Records
18 Firetree 18 Audio 2006 Psych-Out Records
19 White Nights: Glowing Lights 15 Audio 2009-08-00 Tonefloat
20 White Nights: Glowing Lights 18 Audio 2009-08-00 Tonefloat
21 White Nights: The Hand Of Tzafkiël 15 Audio 2009-11-03 Tonefloat
22 White Nights: The Box 50 Audio 2012-10-09 Tonefloat
23 White Nights: Flake Of Eternity 13 Audio 2012-10-09 Tonefloat
24 White Nights: Flake Of Eternity 14 Audio 2012-10-09 Tonefloat
25 Ice 67 9 Audio 2014-04-19 Tonefloat
26 Untitled 2 Audio 2008-03-18 Tonefloat
27 Untitled 2 Audio 2008-03-18 Tonefloat
28 Tonefloating 2 Audio 2000-02-01 Tonefloat


The Use Of Ashes, based in Nijmegen, Holland, have a long history. The band evolves from Mekanik Kommando, born on the waves of the early 80s 'Ultra Movement' in Holland. Mekanik Kommando record no less than six albums and some film scores. The band also performs hundreds of shows. Over the years Mekanik Kommando adapts a more spheric, organic and psychedelic style. Most of the electric instruments are replaced by acoustic instruments. The music changes, the name changes. Mekanik Kommando becomes The Use Of Ashes, named after a Pearls Before Swine album. The Use Of Ashes is cinematic, dim and explores the caves of a rich dreamworld, challenging the listener to accompany the band on a journey in its world. A reissue of the final Mekanik Kommando album The Castle Of Fair Welcome marks the start of The Use Of Ashes in 1988.


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