Friday, 23 November 2018

OCD042 : The Wrong Object / Zappa Jawaka


Cover art & pic by Nadia Romdhane



OCD042 : The Wrong Object / Zappa Jawaka

 "Belgian group The Wrong Object are adept at mixing Canterbury styled prog rock with Zappa-esque jazz fusion and Frippertronics to produce a beat that has elements of the past and the future thundering through it. Stories from the Shed cleverly fuses all of these various musical elements together, expertly twisting various world music styles into the mix to produce a varied and unpredictable set of original material."
                                                                                               —Edwin Pouncey,  Jazzwise


Blending the cosmic energies of Nu-jazz with modern rock sensibilities and live electronic devices, the music of the Wrong Object is influenced by a vast array of artists ranging from Canterbury Scene prog rock à la Soft Machine and Gong to Squarepusher, Béla Bartok, Amon Tobin, Aka Moon, Sun Ra, Charlie Mingus and Frank Zappa.

With their aesthetics still rooted in an array of storied inspirational models, Belgian prog jazz heavyweights The Wrong Object (website) ventures further into hybrid musical territories - pushing the boundaries of progressive jazz, rock and contemporary music.

After more than fifteen years of an existence marked by extensive touring, recording and numerous collaborations with international jazz and rock luminaries (Elton Dean, Harry Beckett , Annie Whitehead, Alex Maguire, Robin Verheyen, Ed Mann, …) and a recent collaboration with the Brussels Philharmonic and the Vlaams Radio Koor ( 200 Motels – The Suites), Zappa Jawaka marks the band’s first tribute release to the Grand Zazou, one which contains idiosyncratic, fiery version of such favorites as “I’m the Slime” alongside lesser-known and rarely performed works.
This album is sure to please hardcore FZ geeks as well as the uninitiated with a fresh ear for alternative popular entertainment.





Marti MELIA: tenor sax, clarinet, backing vocals
François LOURTIE: tenor & soprano saxes, vocals
Michel DELVILLE: guitar, Roland GR09, vocals
Antoine GUENET: keyboards, vocals
Pierre MOTTET: bass
Laurent DELCHAMBRE: drums, percussions, objects, samples


All tracks recorded by Maxime Wathieu @ Studio 5, Liège. 
Mixed and mastered by Pierre Vervloesem @ Studio Fiasco.

Physical and digital release on the 23rd of November 2018.

Track listing:

1. Wonderful Wino 4:16
2. Mr Green Genes/King Kong 7:57
3. Big Swifty 4:38
4. This Town is a Sealed Tuna Sandwich/The Sealed Tuna Bolero 5:11
5. Apostrophe/Chunga’s Revenge 6:24
6. Sleep Dirt 4:29
7. Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy 5:49
8. I’m the Slime 4:47





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