One night in 2007, dirk serries and paul van den berg visited marc verhaeghen at his lab - a studio space where, for over two decades, belgian music history had been written. what was supposed to be nothing but a friendly visit spontaneously turned into an extensive jam session. hardly a single note of it even remotely sounded like their individual voices, neither like the epic drones serries was working on at the time nor the darkly captivating ebm of verhaeghen’s underground supergroup the klinik. instead, the four fifteen-minute tracks culled from the encounter can be said to represent the missing link between klaus schulze and a dirty garage band, with verhaeghen twisting and turning the knobs to lay down a bed of glowing rhythmical sequencer pulses for van den berg’s tormented guitar lines and serries’s intense atmospherics. it was the first time the trio were playing in this constellation. and yet, there had been points of contact in the past. prior to akhet, verhaeghen had already embarked on an ambitious collaboration with vidnaObmana, resulting in two albums on which industrial ambient collided with technoid beats. and just a year earlier, serries joined forces with van den berg, a well-known name on the local blues scene, in a duo effort which would eventually be worked into fear falls burning’s the amplifier drone. in a way, therefore, this performance sees the three musicians at a crossroads, rebelling against routine and looking for new approaches to explore. no wonder, then, that the project’s name akhet (egyptian for horizon) refers to the title of an experimental klinik double album from 2003, on which verhaeghen opened up an important new chapter in his discography. for no more than a single night, their paths would intersect before forking out into different directions again. there were to be no follow-up or repeats: akhet would remain a once-in-a-lifetime-experience – which you can now re-live for yourself on this 2lp set.