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:

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Pierre Vervloesem / Olé Hop!

Olé Hop! is a track from the forthcoming new solo album 'Artiste Belge' by Pierre Vervloesem.
The album will feature 13 new masterpieces while the digital version will have 5 more bonuses.
Both versions will be released end of March.

Meanwhile, enjoy this video, directed and edited by Pierre himself!

Friday, 4 January 2019

ODG095 : Ben Sluijs - Erik Vermeulen / Stones

Cover pic by Jacky Lepage

ODG095 : Ben Sluijs - Erik Vermeulen / Stones

Originally released in 2001, this album Stones, which is a short story by writer, Emile Clemens, artfully set to music by alto saxophonist, Ben Sluijs (site) and pianist, Erik Vermeulen (bio).

Perhaps lesser known on our American shores, these musicians' sport relatively impressive resumes, performing with a variety of Euro-Jazz and multinational artists. Otherwise, Sluijs composed the majority of these pieces as the duo embarks upon an audibly scenic journey consisting of quaintly organized fabrics. Essentially, the artists' display a prodigious flair for melody throughout these ten works, as they project an atmospheric program brimming with lush phraseology, memorable themes and softly stated lyricism.

Erik and Ben

Sluijs' breezy lines rekindles notions of the late Paul Desmond's 'dry martini' sound, whereas Vermeulen possesses a delicate touch as the duo's refined elegance comes to the forefront. However, the men also turn the proceedings up a notch or two during some heated exchanges, although intriguingly melodic pieces such as, 'Still' and others sum up what this very attractive outing is all about.

All compositions by Ben Sluijs except Dialogue and Behind the Poet, the intro and the final, are improvisations by Ben Sluijs and Erik Vermeulen. Gargoyles by Erik Vermeulen.
Recorded at Erik's place and mixed by Dré Pallemaerts in 2001.

Originally released on Jazz'Halo as TS010, then re released on W.E.R.F. records as 081.

Press:  English: CadenceAll about Jazz
             Dutch: De MorgenJazzmozaïekKnack
             French: Jazzman

Digital release (courtesy W.E.R.F.) on the 4th of January 2019.

Track listing:

1: Dialogue
2: Mother of Pearl
3: Still
4: Sea Prisoners
5: Wall
6: Stones
7: Gargoyles
8: Minor Problems
9: Glow
10: Behind the Poet

Monday, 31 December 2018

Happy New-Year!

Thank you again to all the musicians for some fantastic times in 2018 and to all of you who took time to discover so much new and exciting music!

See HERE all the 2018 releases if you missed some!

And 2019 will be even more busier with lots of new stuff in every series!
Start watching the site from the 4th of January!

Meanwhile, a happy New-Year to all of you!

Friday, 28 December 2018

ODX013 : Pierre Vervloesem / The Art of Going Nowhere 1-4

Cover art pics by Pierre Vervloesem

ODX013 : Pierre Vervloesem / The Art of Going Nowhere 1-4 

For all of you who missed each part as a whole piece (see OVD022/023/024/025), here it is for you as a  4 times 60 minutes digital box!
240 minutes of pure ambient, dub, avant-garde, future disco, Moroccan beats and more!

Perfect soundtrack for your winter nights! To use at home when Cooking, cleaning, relaxing, dreaming, dancing and making LOVE!

Digital release on the 28th of December 2018.

Track listing:

1: The Art of Going Nowhere 1 - Extended
2: The Art of Going Nowhere 2 - Extended
3: The Art of Going Nowhere 3 - Extended
4: The Art of Going Nowhere 4 - Extended

Monday, 24 December 2018

"Ata ndele mokili ekobaluka / Sooner or later the world will change" !

"Ata ndele mokili ekobaluka / Sooner or later the world will change" ! 

RDC elections are coming next week...or is it really? A perfect time to release a video from 'Ata Ndele' a song by Adou Elenga revisited by Didan et Petit Pierre.

Musical direction : Toms Ntale. Video direction : Marco Zagaglia.
Thanks to Ken Ndiaye (Horloge du Sud). Production : DJeromebosch.
The song is taken out of the OMT003 here.

"Ata Ndele": Didan Dibwidi (tenor saxophone), Pierre Monongi Mopia (rhythm guitar), Malage De Lugendo (vocals), Muki Muindila (trumpet), Alonzo Nzau (percussion) and Toms Ntale (guitars and musical direction). Established in Belgium, the group is composed of renowned artists who played in several legendary Congolese orchestras (Franco & TP OK Jazz, Vevé de Verckys, Zaiko Langa Langa, Dizzy Mandjeku, etc.)

"Ata ndele mokili ekobaluka / Sooner or later the world will change".
Composed and performed in Lingala by Adou Elenga in 1954, the song "Ata Ndele" marked the history of Congolese rumba and African independence.
This prophetic message addressed at the time to the Belgian colonial power has since gained international relevance in the fight constantly renewed against the law of the strongest.
Like Woody Guthrie or Bob Marley, Adou Elenga has written a timeless hymn that calls for the right of all.
This desire for profound change is still there and it is spreading all over our planet.
"Adou, take your guitar that we can sing: Ata Ndele!"

"Ata ndele mokili ekobaluka / Tôt ou tard le monde va changer". 
Composée et interprétée en lingala par Adou Elenga en 1954, la chanson "Ata Ndele" a marqué l'histoire de la rumba congolaise et des indépendances africaines. 
Ce message prophétique adressé à l'époque au pouvoir colonial belge a gagné depuis une pertinence internationale dans le combat sans cesse renouvelé contre la loi du plus fort.
A l'instar de Woody Guthrie ou Bob Marley, Adou Elenga a écrit un hymne intemporel qui appelle au droit pour tous.
Ce désir de profond changement est toujours là et il se répand sur toute notre planète.
" Adou, prends ta guitare que nous puissions chanter : Ata Ndele! "

Friday, 21 December 2018

OAR005 : Orient & Mécanique / Orient & Mécanique

Cover art by Stephan Barbery

OAR005 : Orient & Mécanique / Orient & Mécanique 

Originally formed as a duo with Benjamin Lew (see OAR002), this cassette sees only Robert Leff playing almost everything, except for the basses on 2 tracks played by his friends and co members of Digital Dance and Instead Of (see OAR001): Tvic on Taipei and Sakhaline and Stephan Barbery on Hanoï. 

Robert Leff was coming back from a long trip in Asia and was already very much in love with far east Asia, Japan and Korea. 
This inspired him to do a cassette entirely dedicated to those countries. 
The cassette was recorded at home using a 4 tracks recorder, mixed by Robert and Stephan and released on the Stephan cassette label Camera Obscura as K007 in 1984. 50 cassettes were dubbed and packed in a very special and complex cardboard box handmade by Stephan. 


 Inside bottom

 Inside top

 Complete top packaging

It has been remastered by Pierre Vervloesem and his presented as the original 2 sides: face A and Face B.

Digital release on the 21st of December 2018.

Track listing:

A side: Tokyo - Seoul - Taïpei - Sakhaline - Karatchi
B side: Hanoï - Kaboul

Bandcamp only release: