Boomkat Product Review
"The Kaboom Karavan project re-appears out of the thick Belgian jungle to deliver what must be one of the strangest and most exotic records since Gultskra Artikler's uncatagorizable Kasha iz Topora. After the already quite surreal "Barra Barra" album on Miasmah from 2011, Bram takes his sound further into unknown yet still strangely familiar territories. Listening to Hokus Fokus feels like staring frozenly into a postcard sent from your long-lost uncle that went missing in the Amazon after an expedition gone-wrong (circa 1935). Merge this image with the decaying sounds of an old Tom Waitz record slowly tuning out in the background and you start getting close to what's on offer here. The album is a thick fog of details, sounds and atmospheres blended together with precision to create something quite unique that really shines with repeated listening. Coming from a background as a notorious piano- husk-experimenter, film, theatre and dance composer & regular Kreng collaborator – Bram has set off to confuse and wonder with a selection of alternate-universe pieces recommended to fans of 50's Exotica, Jeff Beal's score for Carnivale and the Pre-Cert Home entertainment label.