Friday, 17 August 2018

OAR001: Instead Of / Jungle Journeys In Sarawak - People & Penguins from the faraway Falklands:


Cover art by Stephan Barbery




OAR001: Instead Of / Jungle Journeys In Sarawak - People & Penguins from the faraway Falklands: 

The new 'Archive' series is based on K7 tapes that were released between 1979 and 1985. They come mostly from the Camera Obscura collection (see complete discography here), a label created by Stephan Barbery then guitarist of the defunct Belgian band Digital Dance. Some are from various personal collections. When possible, the original sound will be remastered by Pierre Vervloesem.
All the releases will be available only through Bandcamp.

First release is the amazing K7 from Instead Of.
Instead Of was founded in 1982 by Stephan Barbery and Tvic, then respectively guitarist and bassist of Digital Dance, as a platform to try other musical experimentations. They released 2 cassettes and this is their third release, only this time as a trio with the addition of Robert Leff (also from Digital Dance) on drums, TR 606 and casio. 

The album was recorded live in a garage in one afternoon of 1983 and was completely improvised. The recording was done then with very little, a cassette recorder in the middle of the room. 2 more tracks recorded at home on a 4 tracks cassette were added later. The whole stuff was then mixed with a few guitars overdubs by Stephan who added vocals as well. 

Instead Of music is a mix of post-punk, heavy dub, avant jazz and experimental!

It was then released on 50 K7 on the Digital Dance label ' Digital records' under the number K006. 

It has been remastered by Pierre Vervloesem.

Original cover and booklet:










Digital release on the 17th of August 2018.

Track listing:

1: Faraway Falkland
2: Jungle's hard monster
3: Jungle journey in Sarawak
4: Only penguins
5: People & penguins
6: Special dub version
7: Special journey in Sarawak


In Bandcamp:

Thursday, 9 August 2018

OJP033 : Ryoko Aomasa / Blue Summer (Lost at the Bottom of the Sea)


Cover art by A.L.



OJP033 : Ryoko Aomasa / Blue Summer (Lost at the Bottom of the Sea)

A summer single from Ryoko Aomasa (see OJP024 and OJP025) ! 

As explained by Ryoko: "Blue has two meanings, one is for a summer Blue, Blue sky and Blue sea. The joy of life and the glow of the sun. Another is for the melancholy Blue, Blue mood. 'Lost at the Bottom of the Sea' is something like sleeping or taking a retreat about lost things"...

Main piano by Ryoko, added sounds by Alinovsky, effects/mixing and mastering by Pierre Vervloesem.

Digital release on the 10th of August 2018.

Track listing:

1: Blue Summer (Lost at the Bottom of the Sea)