Thursday, 19 April 2018

OMT003 : Didan & Petit Pierre / Ata Ndele (Tôt ou tard le monde va changer)


Cover art by DJeromebosch


OMT003 : Didan & Petit Pierre / Ata Ndele

Second album on the Off-Matonge series by Didan & Petit Pierre.


At the end of 2017, after composing the music of Quentin Noirfalisse's film / documentary "Le Ministre des Poubelles" (see OMT001), Didan & Petit Pierre brought together a bunch of eminent musicians to record five songs that they dedicate to their country of origin: the DRC.

Established in Belgium not far from Matongé (the Brussels African neighborhood that adjoins the European institutions), the group is composed of renowned artists who played in some legendary big bands in the history of Congolese rumba (Franco and the TPOK Jazz, Vévé of Verckys, Zaiko Langa Langa, Dizzy Mandjeku, etc.).

Didan Dibwidi (tenor saxophone), Pierre Monongi Mopia (rhythm guitar), Malage Lugendo (vocals), Muki Muindila (trumpet), Alonzo Nzau (percussion) and Toms Ntale (guitars and musical direction) have concocted a small wonder that brings together different musical styles that established this famous rumba born between Kinshasa and Brazzaville after the second world war.

Between bakolo miziki and soukous passing by the song of charm or the bolero, these musicians of great talent tell us the fate of "mikili", those who are supposed to have reached the Eldorado, in other words Europe for those who remained in the country. This fabulously rich Congo, which has gone through colonization, independence, dictatorship and wars, is now at the heart of international geopolitics. The resources of the DRC arouse all the envy of a crazy planet launched in an absurd race subject to dictates of financial returns.

But here's the good news: Ata Ndele!
"Ata Ndele Mokili Ekobaluka!"
"Sooner or later the world will change!"


Push the volume: it is still allowed to dance irresistibly or to dream tenderly and thus to save us.


5 songs dedicated to Congo DRC :

- Mon Congo (Rendez-moi Mon Congo!) :
Created in 2013 by the talented Jean Mikili (his punk / soukous album is worth to investigate). This version multiplies the interpretations probably because the world is complicated. Not enough to pull the mouth, you can check it through the clip available on You Tube.





- Ata Ndele :
Composed by Adou Elenga in 1955 this "protest song" addressed to the Belgian colonial power of the time remains surprisingly modern and has even gained international relevance.

- Motema Ya Nkolo :
The superb tenor saxophone by Didan Dibwidi unfolds an instrumental bolero that balances spirituality with invigorating lyricism.

- Le Temps Des Cerises :
It seems that there are no cherries in Congo. But this ballad that was written at the end of the 19th century seems cut for Malage de Lugendo, singer of irresistible charm to many expert ears. The disturbing and bloody text also owes its fame to the legendary fate of its author (Jean-Baptiste Clément) who participated in the insurrection of the Paris Commune in 1871.

- Monga Mweku :
Pierre Monongi Mopia is the author of a melancholic text that illustrates the existential tearing of the "Mikili" cut off from their family by emigration. He mentions the death of his father and his dismay at being at this moment 8000 km from his family.


Didan Dibwidi & Pierre Monongi Mopia 
featuring Malage de Lugendo, Toms Ntale, Muki Muindila, Alonzo Nzau.

Direction musicale : Toms Ntale

Production : DJeromebosch

Physical and digital release on the 18th of April 2018.

Track listing:

1: Mon Congo (Rendez-moi mon Congo !
2: Ata Ndele
3: Motema Ya Nkolo
4: Le temps des cerises
5: Monga Mweku






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Friday, 13 April 2018

ODG079 : Nimzo-Indian / B


Cover art by Andrew Spackman


ODG079 : Nimzo-Indian / B

Nimzo-Indian are electronic music project of musician and artist Andrew Spackman (see the fabulous compilation and remixes on ODG052 or one of his another name darker noisier   and powerful EDM project Sad Man on ODG072).

Nimzo-Indian music has been featured on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction and BBC 6 Music and reviewed in music blogs such as Monolith Cocktail, the Wire magazine and Mojo Magazine. 

No explanation, just listen!

Andrew

Digital release on the 13th of April 2018.

Track Listing:

1: The Nutcracker
2: Up
3: The Magician
4: Spitfire
5: Friday
6: Bushes and Briars

Thursday, 5 April 2018

OJP026 : Yuichi Onoue 尾上祐一 / Early Days 1983-1997- Collection of Bizarre Homemade Pop Songs


Cover art by Yuchi Onoue



OJP026 : Yuichi Onoue 尾上祐一 / Early Days 1983-1997- Collection of Bizarre Homemade Pop Songs

Yuichi Onoue (see OJP003OJP017 and OJP019) is one of the most busy artist on the alternative rock scene in Tokyo. 
From the late 80ties until now, he has played solo or with a lot of bands from many different genres, from rock to electronic pop to post rock to avant folk... 
He is also a very atypic musician as he always performs with self made instruments he created and invented such as the ribbon or the one chord electric viola... 
This album consists of home made songs that were recorded between 1983 and 1997 and eventually released on separates cassette tapes. All the music was composed and played by Yuichi and is typical of what he does and loves to play. 
The album has been re mastered slightly by Pierre Vervloesem.

All tracks are written by Yuichi Onoue

Yuichi Onoue plays
Guitars, Bass Guitar, Synthesizers, Rhythm Programming
Pitch to Voltage guitar synth(track 01)
Onoue Co-Q - One String Fiddle(track 01, 09)
Kazoo(track 01), Vocal(track 05)
Fender Bass processed by Korg G5 Synth-bass processor(track 02, 03, 07)
Handmade sine wave generator(track 02)
Handmade original guitar synthesizer(track 04)
Handmade synth drum(track 10)
Algorithmic composition by using 'MAX' - a visual programming language
for music(track 06, 07, 08, 09)

Guest Musicians:
Keita Egusa - Piano(track 06)
Michio Karimata - Soprano Sax(track 06)

recorded by using
Sony monoral casette recorder(track 10)
Fostex X-15 4ch casette multi tracker(track 04, 05)
Yamaha CMX100 4ch casette multi tracker(track 01, 02, 03)
Yamaha MD4 4ch MD multi tracker(track 06, 07, 08, 09)

Digital release on the 6th of April 2018.

Track listing:

1: Junk Village Festival (1993)
2: Club Nebla (1994)
3: Carnivorous Plant (1994)
4: Arumi H Sin (1991)
5: Heavy Metal (1988) 
6: Free Electron (1997)
7: Dragon Factory (1997)
8: Musical Pollution Trilogy (1997)
9: Virtual Country (1997)
10: Tokyo Electric Ahoudori (1983)

Friday, 30 March 2018

ODG083 : Goudron et Plume / Burned Heart on a Sunny Beach


Cover art by Lucio Cavallari


ODG083 : Goudron et Plume / Burned Heart on a Sunny Beach


The visionary sound of Goudron et Plume can take different shapes, from cinematic experiments, to classical improvisation through psychedelia, jazz, electro-funky-rock-blues-dancefloor.

The duo is composed by Lorenzo Dalla Barba - aka Professeur Plume: (Voice - Piano - Synth) and Lucio Cavallari - aka Docteur Goudron: (Machine Operator, Strings, Harmonica, see also OUC006). 

Lorenzo was trained at the Orazio Vecchi conservatory in Modena and Lucio at the Central Saint Martin and Ravensbourne College in London.

Digital release on the 30th of March 2018.

Track listing:

1) Burned Heart on a Sunny Beach
2) Black Friday
3) Long Night Blues
4) Red Earth and Pouring Rain
5) Franky
6) Long Gone Lover
7) Space

Friday, 23 March 2018

OJP027 : Tetsuroh Konishi / Breathing of the Wind


Cover art by Ai Kisaragi



OJP027 : Tetsuroh Konishi / Breathing of the Wind


The return of one of the best Japanese trumpet master Tetsuroh Konishi! (seeOJP001OJP002OJP021 and OCD027)

This time, he's using also tibetan horns and ceramic handmade trumpet in his continual search for new sounds and new experimentation. Aways playing with the breath in new ways also to produce some of the most beautiful ambient music!

Tetsuroh, pic by Ai Kisaragi

Digital release on the 23rd of March 2018.

Track listing:

1: Air
2: Before Dawn
3: Calm Days
4: The Port Song
5: Talk to Me
6: Shinobi Song
7: Bird Song (2017 Version)
8: A Passion
9: Cera
10: Harukaze (2017 Version)


Saturday, 17 March 2018

ODG077 : Deadman Orchestra / Mix Tape for Film


Cover art by Erik Vermeulen


ODG077 : Deadman Orchestra / Mix Tape for Film

Since 1996 Youri Van Uffelen (Antwerp) makes music and soundscapes for theater, comic novels, art installations, film, ... Thanks to his studies in audiovisual arts, he is inclined to think in images, resulting in atmospheric music that tells its own story.
This time, it's another type of music than his 'Drawings In Sound' (see ODG062patronyme, as he composed 12 tracks for imaginary movies. The music mixes classical piano, guitars, sounds and at times some beats or drums. 
It's subtle and brings you quickly in another dimension!


Music by Youri Van Uffelen 
Keys & vocals on 'daughters' by Liesje & Yanna Van Uffelen 

Mastering by Uwe Teichert

Available as a limited edition tape released by Zesde Kolonne records , with custom artwork by Erik Vermeulen & concept by Luk Sponselee. Write to zesde@kolonne.nl

Digital release on the 19th of March 2018.

Track listing:

1: 5 Am
2: Fuse
3: We Think
4: Shallow
5: For Aiko
6: Daughters
7: Too Much
8: The Machine
9: Pictures
10: And Feel
11: Lost Day
12: Too Little

Friday, 16 March 2018

Exclusive Pierre Vervloesem USB card release!



Exclusive Pierre Vervloesem release, The Art of Going Nowhere! 10 customized USB card only with 4x40 minutes tracks in wav, mp3 and pics. 15€ via paypal at:

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OMT002 : Didan & Petit Pierre / MON CONGO ( Rendez-Moi Mon Congo!)


Cover art by DJeromebosch


OMT002 : Didan & Petit Pierre / MON CONGO ( Rendez-Moi Mon Congo!)

'MON CONGO' is a song about the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo)
It is not a nostalgic song asking to go back in time, but more asking about a bright future for this amazing country! 
Originally written by a Belgian Congo lover of the rumba music and re arranged by Didan & Petit Pierre for the occasion. 
The single will be followed by an album in May 2018.

Didan Dibwidi and Pierre Monongi Mopia featuring Malage de Lugendo, Toms Ntale, Muki Muindila, Alonzo Nzau. "Mon Congo" is a song by Jean Mikili. Musical direction : Toms Ntale. Video direction : Marco Zagaglia. Dancers : Furaya (Aniche, Jeremie, Tister, Joseph). Thanks to Kuumba (Matonge Elsene) Production : DJeromebosch.

The video:



Digital release on the 16th of March 2018.

Track listing:

1: MON CONGO ( Rendez-Moi Mon Congo!)

Thursday, 8 March 2018

OCD038 : James Brandon Lewis - Chad Taylor / Radiant Imprints


Covert art by Kiekebiche, paint by Anne Maizia


OCD038 : James Brandon Lewis - Chad Taylor / Radiant Imprints


Nothing as beautiful as following the course of an interesting, young musician, especially if he has planned not to sit with the suits. Tenor James Brandon Lewis made a furore with his trio in 2017.
On "radiant imprints" he is heard with master drummer Chad Edward Taylor. The result is free and soulful, and sometimes surprisingly catchy.
Radiant Imprints is a strong, soulful statement by musicians who possess baggage and technology, but also instinct, emotion and character. And with that you not only address the head, but also the heart.


James and Chad, pic by Laurent Poiget


James Brandon Lewis (b.1983) is a saxophonist, composer , and critically Acclaimed Artist that has received accolades from New York Times, Q Magazine and cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in 2013. Lewis has shared stages with Ken Filiano, Darius Jones, and Jason Hwang, William Parker, Hamiet Bluiett , Hamid Drake , Ravi Coltrane , Jimmy Heath Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Joe Lovano Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Anthony Coleman and many others.
James Brandon Lewis has been endorsed by Jazz legend Saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
"Promising young player with the potential to do great things having listened to the Elders”. – Jazz Magazine (France). 
Lewis attended Howard University and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

James Brandon Lewis, pic by Diane Allford

Chad Taylor, pic by Rob Miller


Chad Taylor (b. 1973) is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder ofthe Chicago Underground ensembles. 
Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago where he started performing professionally at the age of 16. 
Chad has performed with Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, Cooper-Moore, Pharoah Sanders, Marc Ribot, Peter Brotzmann, Malachi Favors and many others. 
Chad leads his own band Circle down which debut recording was given a 5 star review by All music.


4 out of 5 stars in All About Jazz! Read the review here, in Italian in Tracce di Jazz here and in Dutch in Volkskrant here!

A video of their live European tour late January 2018 (here in Charleroi), courtesy of Point Culture and Jérôme Henry:



About the paint on the cover, please visit the amazing site of Anne Maizia to see more of her great paintings here.

Physical and digital release on the 9th of March 2018.

Track listing:

1: Twenty Four
2: Loved One
3:With Sorrow Lonnie
4: Imprints
5: First Born
6: Radiant
7: Improve I






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Thursday, 1 March 2018

OAS008 : Minyen Hsieh - Ying-Da Chen / Deng Nan-Guang In Black & White Live At New Narratives Film Festival 2016

Cover art by Ying-Da Chen


OAS008 : Minyen Hsieh - Ying-Da Chen / Deng Nan-Guang In Black & White Live At New Narratives Film Festival 2016


In the early days of cinema, silent movies were actually not silent. While a film was shown on screen, movie-goers would hear music accompaniment, often performed live by a pianist or even a small orchestra at the theatre. 
We revisit this practice by inviting two musicians, saxophonist Minyen Hsieh and guitarist Chen Ying-da, to provide a live soundtrack to archival film footage made by Deng Nan-guang, a pioneer in Taiwanese photography. 
This 8mm footage serves as a rare visual document of the lives of ordinary Taiwanese and reflects the colonial history and political situation during the 1930s and 40s.


Minyen Hsieh, is a highly regarded, award-winning Taiwanese saxophonist. The Taipei native, born in 1981, started to perform professionally at the age of 19, and studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels. There he studied with John Ruocco and Jeroen Van Herzeele. His strong improvisation skills and rich tone has made him a coveted player in several genres varying from: jazz, rock, hip-hop, electronic to avant-garde. Outside of Taiwan, Minyen has also been welcomed to grace stages through Japan, China, HK, Macau, Malaysia and more. He won the Taichung Saxophone Competition in 2012, and regularly contributes to various jazz, pop and experimental projects in Taiwan. His most recent recording is the well-received, best-selling "Firry Path" (2014).

Ying-Da Chen, guitarist and composer. Born and raised in Taiwan, received his classical music education in Taipei - Soochow University and jazz music education in Holland - Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduated in 2012 with high opinion of "High artistic level; personal, unpredictable approach and compositions”. Currently working and living in Taipei, performing and writing music is his daily life. 

Besides the jazz music playing, free improvisational music and contemporary music are also his strengths. His music can be described as beautiful, private, and unsocial, which can be heard on his award winning album "R.E.M MOODS"(JAZZHUS DISK/Jp-3119) and his new album in 2017 "Animal Triste"(SONY MUSIC 88985494902).







 Minyen Hsieh - Ying-Da Chen







Musicians:
謝明諺 Minyen Hsieh  / Saxophones, Penny Whistle  
陳穎達 Ying-Da Chen   / Guitar
special guest:   Luca Ciarla (Italy) / Violin : lucavi.com

Recorded by Trees Music & Art
Mixing & Mastering by Pierre Vervloesem
Record date: 2016-10-29 at 客家音樂戲劇中心  Hakka Music And Theater Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Photos by Yang Wenching, 孔子君

More about this performance, and the New Narratives Film festival 2016:
here and here.

special thanks to:
- Italian Economic, Trade and Cultural Promotion Office. 
- Taiwan Film Institute
- Hakka Music And Theater Center 
- Trees Music & Art

Digital release on the 23rd of February 2018.
Track listing:
1: Deng Nan-Guang, Pt. 1
2: Deng Nan-Guang, Pt. 2 ( Feat Luca Ciarla)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

It's physical CDs SALES at Off in March and April! Enjoy!

It's physical cds SALES at Off in January and February! ENJOY!

For the next two months, Off offers all physical cds at special prices!

1: From the Main series (see catalogue page), for OCD001 to OCD034:

1cd    = 10€
2cds  = 18€
3cds  = 24€ + 1 free promo cd as a gift
4cds  = 28€ + 1 free DVD of Lomahongva as a gift

Worldwide shipping included

2: From the Pierre Vervloesem Presents series (see catalogue page): for OPV001, 002, 006, 008, 009, 010:

Same as above for 1/2/3 or 4 cds - Worldwide shipping included + gift

For The CK Theory box : with 4 cds inside - 12€ with worldwide shipping (no gift)

3: From the Rat-Off series (see catalogue page): for ORT002, ORT018 and ORT020

Same as the main series for 1/2/3 or 4 cds - Worldwide shipping included + gift

Just paypal at:

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and write what you want!

Friday, 16 February 2018

ODG076 : Boxface / Doors


Cover art by Boxface


ODG076 : Boxface / Doors

Matthew James, aka Boxface, returns with a new album! 
Doors is an instrumental, genre-bending voyage through lush sonic landscapes, down dark, distant hallways, and past the outer reaches of infinite space.
Though there are still angry and powerful piece typically Boxface, this time except for one song, there is no vocals. 10 instrumental pieces going through many genres, from psychedelic to prog to electronics to folk to... here is to you to discover which facette of Boxface you like best! I'm for all his styles!!!


Boxface

A note from Boxface:
"This piece has an interesting history. It wasn't originally supposed to be a Boxface album at all. I wanted to explore the different aspects of sound and to do so, I imagined walking down a hallway lined with doors. Each door I would walk through would transport me to a unique auditory realm. I walked through fields of wheat, lifted into space where I found myself isolated in the cold cosmos, and buried myself in walls of relentless pummeling distortion. The more invested into this project I became, the more I started to realize that this project had taken on a life of its own. It had the weight of a full LP and must be treated as such. To cap off the 9 song suite of shorter pieces, I added 2 pieces that culminated everything learned on this journey. Pools takes the softer, ambient side, and Infinity fills the air with everything loud and raucous while also serving as a tribute to stoner metal anthems. I poured my sweat and blood into this release, and I hope you allow yourself to become immersed in the journey it entices."
-Boxface

Digital release on the 16th of February 2018.

Track listing:


1: Doors
2: Sedona
3: Angelicals
4: Liftoff!
5: Cosmos
6: Pond
7: Flux
8: Caterpillar
9: Threadbare
10: Pools
11: Infinity





And in Bandcamp: