Friday, 15 February 2019

ODG097 : The Paul Swest / Eyeshadow Falls

Covert art by Jimmy Fountain

ODG097 : The Paul Swest / Eyeshadow Falls

Charles Chace is an artist and musician from Massachusetts who has exhibited in galleries in New York City, Miami and North Carolina.
His recent works consist of a multimedia installation that included paper collage, video, and
manipulatable noise machines.
Other recent work includes a series of portrait paintings that musician Dave Bazan (Pedro The Lion) used for a series of record covers.
His avant-garde free jazz musical project is called “The Paul Swest”. Using multi-track recording he plays an array of instruments: upright bass, drums, guitar, wooden flute, bells etc. Through this process he’s able to create works that sound like group improvisation. They range from composed motifs to free form splatter, from Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures to Derek Bailey.

Charles Chace

Interview for All About Jazz:

Q - Teachers and/or influences?
CC - Except for a brief study with guitarist Fred Fried, I'm primarily a self-taught guitarist who has played for over twenty years. My main influences are Robert Johnson and Cecil Taylor—I appreciate the former for his unstoppable tone and the latter for the incredible force of his creative power. With Taylor, you always need a second listen to get what he's doing as an artist.
Q -Your sound and approach to music?
CC - I’ve worked hard to develop my sound by listening carefully to other players and studying a lot of different techniques. At first, I only wanted to match that thick fat crispy tone that Charlie Christian captured. But listening to guys like Eugene Chadbourne and Derek Bailey caused me to expand my tones. So nowadays I just try to play the noise that fits the music. The results are, I think, much more interesting because now I explore all the sounds that I can get out of my instrument. But no pedals. That sound just doesn't work for me.

Charles Chace - Guitars, Prepared Guitars, Drums, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Wood
Flute, Glockenspiel, Melodica, Bells, Shakers

Recorded and Mixed at BeepWave Studio
Mastered by Chris Colbert

Digital release on the 15th of February 2019.

Track listing:

1. Eyeshadow Falls
2. A Special Talk
3. Diamond Shopping
4. Dave’s A Richard

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Pierre Vervloesem : Fet video

Pierre Vervloesem new video for his forthcoming album 'Artiste Belge'!
Out digitally (with 5 bonus tracks) and physically on the 28th of March 2019!

Friday, 8 February 2019

OJP035 / OUC017 : Atsuko Hatano / Bleeding Heart

Covert art by Saskia Griepink : 'Bloedend hart'  

OJP035 / OUC017 : Atsuko Hatano / Bleeding Heart

After releasing the beautiful EP 'Endless Birthday / Yellow Boys' (see OJP031 / OUC015), Atsuko Hatano returns with her new amazing mini album 'Bleeding Heart'.

Atsuko Hatano is a Japanese Viola player using her instrument with a lot of electronics to add textures and layers to her sound. In this case she recorded playing with a  5 strings viola with leslie speaker. Definitely contemporary classical but with a very electronic approach. 
All music by Atsuko Hatano, recorded at Hoshi To Niji studio.

She has been playing and recording in solo or in collaboration with various artists : site.

Atsuko San

Digital release on the 8th of February 2019.

Track listing:

1: Twisted Compass
2: Down in the Dirt
3: The Heart Is a Muscle
4: Sinkhole
5: Funhouse Mirror
6: Bleeding Heart
7: Blind Alley

Friday, 1 February 2019

ODG094 : Out of Tune Wolf / Cognizant

Cover art by Nathan Tersteeg

ODG094 : Out of Tune Wolf / Cognizant

Cognizant is a conceptual sonic experience much like a lucid dream connecting similar and
unrelated elements in a linear motion. Arise from an ambient surface, grasping on to familiar
sounds to echolocate yourself, only to find you are lost in an unfamiliar territory. 
The audience is meant to travel along with each track, metaphorically or physically finding their place inside of the journey. By the end of the album hopefully cognizance is discovered in beautiful melodies and jaring textural chaos.

"The album is a collection of musical and soundscape compositions utilising instrumentation, lo-fi and high quality samples. I focus on the imperfections of recordings as much as the crafted rhythms and melodies. Samples are collected from various methods using equipment not always practical or purposeful. I think of sound as a material to be manipulated painstakingly and appreciated in its rudimentary recorded form."

Out of Tune Wolf is Josh Rodenberg, who is a sound artist living in Richmond Virginia in the
United States. He spends his most of his days dreaming while juggling his time being a spouse, a father, a studio artist, a skateboarder and his career at the university. He does the best he can.


 Performing live

Digital release on the 1st of February 2019.

Track Listing:

1: Built a City
2: JK
3: Craft a Bath
4: Waiting
5: A Drift Has Come
6: Confusedd
7: Piano and the Pond
8: Drone
9: Passing Through
10: Top on Top
11: Connection
12: Destroy
13: Structure
14: More Questions
15: July But June

Friday, 25 January 2019

OCD041 : The Gödel Codex / Oak

Cover art, pic by Etienne Plummer

OCD041 : The Gödel Codex / Oak

Etienne PLUMER (Rêve d’Elephant, Animus Anima), Michel DELVILLE (The Wrong Object, Machine Mass, Comicoperando, website) and Antoine GUENET (Univers Zero, The Wrong Object, Beautiful Badness) join forces with Christophe BAILLEAU, a sound artist with an interest in the function of noise as a musical code in music.

Born out of an attempt to combine and weave together jazz, post-rock and electroacoustic models, their music draws inspiration as much from Jim O'Rourke's minimalism as from the techno-romantic landscapes of Christian Fennesz and David Sylvian. 
Some astute listeners have also noticed similarities with avant-pop mavericks Robert Wyatt, Thom Yorke and Damon Albarn.

Be that as it may, most of the members of The Gödel Codex have a background in jazz and believe improvisation is a vital part of pop song structure. Warming to Ornette Coleman’s contention that “composing is a way not repeating”, The Gödel Codex also subscribes to Derek Bailey’s famous statement that “improvisation is not knowing what is it until you do it” and that “composition is not doing it until you know what it is”.

Combining live performances with video projections, live versions of Oak continue to explore the gray areas between composition and improvisation, using both approaches in tandem across a broad spectrum of musical idioms.

Michel DELVILLE : guitar, Roland GR09, loops, electronics, glockenspiel, lead vocals on 2, 3, 4, 7 
Antoine GUENET : keyboards, synth, acoustic piano, electronics, backing vocals, lead vocals on 6, 8
Etienne PLUMER : drums, e-percussion, trumpet, glockespiel, electronics, samples
Christophe BAILLEAU : electronics on 1, 3, 5 and 10
All tracks recorded by Etienne Plumer @ Sascha Production except for tracks 5 and 9 recorded live at CC Amay. Mixed and mastered by Etienne Plumer. 

Physical and digital release on the 25th of January 2019.
Track listing:
1. Oak - overture (Plumer) 1:43
2. The Needle’s Eye (Delville) 2:32
3. Granules (Bailleau/Delville/Guenet/Plumer) 6:56
4. One Last Sound (Delville) 4:58
5. Matisse (Bailleau/Delville/Guenet/Plumer) 4:02
6. Stand or Fall (Delville) 3:54
7. Bells (Delville) 3:48
8. Can It Be (Guenet) 5:30
9. Oak - live reprise (Plumer) 4:18
10. Lux 4 (Bailleau/Franck) 5:52

For the cd (limited edition of 300 - will be shipped early March):


Tuesday, 22 January 2019

OUC016 : Manel Gaiato / Traces

Cover art by Carlos Meinedo (site)

OUC016 : Manel Gaiato / Traces

"Traces reflects several lines of thought. An inner reaction to an external stimulus.
It is an unpretentious exploration of Sound towards the discovery of a musical language."

"Manel Gaiato" is Bruno Ferreira (site), a Portuguese multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer, born in Porto, Portugal who grew up surrounded by sound and music.

He composes for various musical projects, audio installations, ballets, string quartets  and films, such as the documentary "3 Hours to Love," directed by Patricia Nogueira and winner 1st Prize "PrimeirOlhar Ibertelco 2013”.

He was one of the nominees for the “SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International”, at Gent Film Festival (2018).


Digital release on the 23th of January 2019.

Track listing:

1: Intro
2: Androgyny
3: Dual
4: Devil's Mountain
5: Narcissus
6: I See You In Slow Motion
7: Trigger
8: Interferences
9: Improvisation

Thursday, 10 January 2019

OJP034 : Ai Kisaragi - Tetsuroh Konishi / Atmosphere

Cover art by Ai Kisaragi

OJP034 : Ai Kisaragi - Tetsuroh Konishi / Atmosphere

Second album from Ai Kisaragi and Tetsuroh Konishi (see OJP021), this time less rhythmic and more introspectif! 
The theremin of Ai takes more room and give the atmosphere which gives the title of the album! 
To listen peacefully in the early delight or late at night!



Ai Kisaragi : Theremin Aeolian Harp Alto Recorder
Tetsuroh Konishi : Trumpet  E.Guitar  Alto Recorder

Recording and Mix Mastering at Nakiri Kisaragi House
Artwork by Ai Kisaragi  Special Thanks to Ni·Ho·Hi

Digital release on the 11th of January 2019.

Track listing:

1. Aberrations
2. Tri
3. Atmosphere 1
4. Atmosphere 2
5. Atmosphere 3
6. Dualism
7. Interference

And on Bandcamp: