The cofounder of cult space rockers Brainticket and celebrated library musician was 81.
The Belgian composer and multi-instrumentalist died December 23rd aged 81. Classically trained as a pianist in his early years, his first credits were in the early '60s with jazz groups such as the Eje Thelins Quintet.
Vandroogenbroeck later founded the cult-favourite psych rock group Brainticket before embarking on a long career making library music, most notably under aliases like Eric Vann and VDB Joel on the Coloursound label.
Listen to "Space Attack" from the 1981 Eric Vann LP Space Face.