Friday, 12 October 2018

ODG092 : Boxface / Intermission Pieces, Vol. 1

The artwork is an edited version of Black Lines by Vasily Kandinsky

ODG092 : Boxface / Intermission Pieces, Vol. 1

Volume 1 of 2 from American musician Boxface (see also the magnificent ODG066 'Life is Fluid' and the subtil ODG076 'Doors'), 'Intermission' is a collection of different moods and genres. No better one than Boxface himself to talk about his album:

"Intermission Pieces is the result of a lack of time in a busy portion in my life to sit down and work over every detail of a track. The music created here is 100% improvisational and combines drone music, noise, and field recordings to create an environment filled with many microsounds to explore. The acoustic parts found on Oh Love and Love Returning were created without forethought, as in I hit record before even picking up the guitar. Everything put onto the canvas of my music software is a first-take. I went in trusting myself with every sound I created, allowing the moment to control the pieces. In doing so I managed to capture the mood of the room and the emotions I put into it. I highly suggest giving this a listen in headphones as there are many details to uncover. I have named it Volume One as I plan to return to this space one day and capture another moment of my life. Until next time. -Boxface"

Volume 2 will be available on the 19/10/2018.

Digital release on the 12th of October 2018.

Track listing:

1: Smattering
2: Blown Out
3: Oh Love
4: Stardust
5: Let the Capitalists Run to Their Bunkers in Fear
6: Morphine
7: Pink
8: Love Returning​ / ​the Abyss

And on Bandcamp:

Friday, 5 October 2018

ODG087 : Terretektorh / 11:11

Cover art by Zouan Kourtis

ODG087 : Terretektorh / 11:11

Terretektorh is a Greek experimental noise band by Zouan Kourtis. 

The name comes from one of the famous Greek composer Xenakis music composition. 
Zouan Kourtis is a movie director and an animation graphic designer. 
11:11 is his first album under the name of Terretektorh and the whole album was composed like it was for a movie soundtrack based on a story taking place in the near future under a new order. 

Zouan Kourtis

a video for Vision:

Zouan Kourtis : composition, vocals / Nadia G. : vocals
Digital release on the 5th of October 2018.
Track listing:
1: Prologue
2: Vison
3: Under Construction
4: The Game Is On
5: Welcome To The New Order
6: Iron & Steel
7: The Age of Machinery
8: Sound of Arctic
9: Escaping the Nightmare
10: It's Raining
11: Sunset Highway / We're Going Home

Friday, 28 September 2018

OUC014 : Adam Matlock / Solo Piano

Cover art by Adam Matlock

OUC014 : Adam Matlock / Solo Piano

Adam Matlock is a trained classical accordion player (see his marvelous album Lungfiddle ODG050) who constituency tries to engage in various modern styles such as jazz, pop, contemporary classical or avant-garde. 

He also spend quite a lot of time on the piano, improvising music on the spot either in his place or on stage. 

Adam explains: "Solo Piano is the first evidence of the barriers between worlds dissolving. Let me explain: for many years as an artist, I tried to keep things separate - electronic music under one name, songs under another, experimental music under still another. At some point the pressures of keeping these things separate began to mount, and I began to try and combine some of these elements - improvising within songs, lending compositions from one project to another and seeing what was left after the inevitable combustion. 

“Improvisation 32517” is a meditation using themes from “Longest Night” by Nahadoth, a project of lo-fi electronic keyboard music. It would’ve been impossible to accurately capture the original composition on solo piano, and, using piano preparations and channeling the melancholy of the spring morning during which this was recorded, the journey very quickly left the intended path. I don’t think I will see this path again soon..."

'Improvisation 32517' a 26,34 minutes thrill for the listener!

Digital release on the 28 of September 2018.

Track listing:

1: Solo Piano - Improvisation 32517

And in Bandcamp:

Friday, 21 September 2018

OPV013 : Pierre Vervloesem & Alinovsky / Invisible Quality

Cover art by Djeromebosch, pics by Pierre Vervloesem 

OPV013 : Pierre Vervloesem & Alinovsky / Invisible Quality

From September 2017 to December, Pierre Vervloesem (Flat Eart Society, Orchestra Exotica, XLegged-Sally…see his Off collections here for the physical and here for the digital) spent 3 months editing, mixing adding guitars and basses, keys and noises,spices and magic to a few recording sessions he did with Alinovsky (see ODG004ODG059 and OR002) who provided on command or improvised beats, percussions and keys.

The album features also Caroline Lumia, an electro acoustic artist who gave a full range of field recordings and house noises that Pierre used on most of the tracks.

The results is the album ‘ Invisible Quality’ which is a versatile mix of country - blues and Vervloesemesque guitars, dub basses, fantomatic or funky keyboards, experimental avant pop and even disco!

Take your time to listen as there are so many little variations in each songs that you’ll need at least ten hearings before enjoying the invisible quality of the album! Enjoy!

A beautiful teaser:

 Caroline Lumia

The cover

Pierre Vervloesem: guitars, basses, keys, editing, mixing and mastering.
Alinovsky: beats, keys, percussions.
Featuring Caroline Lumia on tracks 1/3/4/5/7/9: field recordings, house noises.
Recorded and produced at Studio Fiasco 2 between September and December 2017.

Physical and digital release on the 21st of September 2018.

Track listing:

1: Disque Oh
2: En Trois Temps
3: Blouse Normale
4: Le Prince
5: Le Premier
6: V’la Au’t Chose
7: Loupe
8: Blouse Longue
9: Eddy Merckx

digital only bonus track:

10: Truc 1


Friday, 14 September 2018

OJP029 : Shinpal / Promised Land

Cover art by Shinpal

OJP029 : Shinpal / Promised Land

Shimpal is from Osaka, Japan.
In his youth, he has been deeply influenced by German electronic music such as Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and also by Krautrock, then by English acts like Brian Eno or New Order. 

Now, he listen to a lot of new electronic genres such as EDM, Dub techno and ambient music. 
He composes and plays exclusively with a modular system and hopes to produce emotional and heartfelt  electronic music.

'Promised Land' is exactly that: ethereal music with emotions that works day or night, in the light or in the dark... Listen and stop thinking!


His modular system

Digital release on the 14th of September 2018.

Track listing: 

1: Sign
2: Particle Flow
3: Sun Bright
4: Evening Sky
5: Silent Land
6: Pray
7: Someday

And on Bandcamp:

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

A new Spotify playlist to enjoy!

All the latest releases on a new Spotify playlist!
Off Three! : 64 tracks, 4h19 minutes of exciting music!
Go for it and subscribe !

Saturday, 8 September 2018

ODG085 : Chisto Pole / Boria at Home

Cover art by Chisto Pole

ODG085 : Chisto Pole / Boria at Home

Chisto Pole aka Grin Shadowtrick is from St Petersburg. Most of his music consists of an habile mix between drones, fiel recordings, noise, electronics, abstract sounds and acoustic instruments.
He also performs under the pseudonym of TLFN (see here) doing a much more cyborg style of music, mixing natural analog sounds and crystal digital waves.

In 2015, he collected sounds from one of his friend. This is what inspired him to compose 'Boria at Home'.
This is what he wrote at the time:
"St. Petersburg, the end of winter, beginning of spring 2015. This is a true and sad story about the last days of the fragile world in which he lived, my friend Boris and his neighbors. 
I came to him and began to write down everything that happens on the recorder, trying to catch the ambient atmosphere of that time.  And what came out is memories, about the time and place that changed my life."

Chisto Pole

Digital release on the 8th of September 2018.

Track listing:

1: Leach
2: Kitchen
3: Room
4: No Job No Home