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