Friday, 25 November 2022

OVD064 : Pierre Vervloesem / Artsy - Fartsy

 

Cover art by Pierre Vervloesem


OVD064 : Pierre Vervloesem / Artsy - Fartsy

Arsty - Fartsy or when a record passes so easily from Klaus Schulze to the Melvins, you buy it!

Very obvious influences all over the place, but neatly arranged. PV.

Pierre Vervloesem : everything
Elie Gouleme : Drums

Digital release on the 25th of November 2022.

Track listing:

1: Artsy
2: Fartsy

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Friday, 18 November 2022

ODG163 : MACONDO / Macondo Trio

 

Cover art by A.L., pic by Sylvain Debaisieux


ODG163 : MACONDO / Macondo Trio

Macondo trio is the union of Beninese drummer Angelo Moustapha, accomplice of Philip Catherine, Lionel Loueke, winner of numerous awards (best drummer in Africa, 2017; Talent d'Afrique, 2021) and Belgian saxophonist Sylvain Debaisieux, essential player in the jazz and improvised music in Belgium (Stéphane Galland, Pentadox, Lynn Cassiers, Ghalia Benali). 

For this trio formula, they added the talented Italian double bassist Federico Stocchi (Toots Thielemans Awards 2018).

The sharing and richness of their respective musical journeys created immediate emulation, and their ability to listen and adapt quickly led to a strong musical connection. They joyfully and naturally take the audience into their world rich in polyrhythm and melodious stories.

Inspired by African hymns or trips to Europe, the melodies are built on cyclical and captivating bass lines. The listener is carried away by the flow and energetic sound of the trio, engrossed in repetitive patterns and confusing grooves. They share voices, exchange high-level solos and improvisations, always in a spirit of dialogue and in communion with the public.

Federico, Angelo and Sylvain, pic by Roger Vantilt

Angelo Moustapha: drums - https://angelomoustapha.com
Sylvain Debaisieux: sax - https://sylvaindebaisieux.com
Federico Stocchi: double bass 


Digital release on the 18th of November 2022.

Track listing:

1: MACONDO
2: K’AWA ELESE
3: LA PARFUMERIE
4: DOKOUE
5: HAWEN VIVE DE

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Friday, 11 November 2022

ODG162 : Lark Wool / Blurs In The Margin

 


Cover art by Jack Ison


ODG162 : Lark Wool / Blurs In The Margin

Lark Wool  (see also his previous album ODG033) "Blurs In The Margin" is a contemporary digital palette and common electronic instrumentation conjuring and forging  a hybrid mix of "The Otherworldy" with "The Traditional".

The 6 tracks conjugue an impeccable sense of equilibrium and a crafted balance between the instruments. The music is sometime paisible but at times brings forces with subtle drumming and percussions.

Lark Wool's music is maybe a reminder of many atmospheric / cinematic genres but his approach of building track is one of his own which succeeds in a beautiful and orgasmic album!

Listen with earphones for a total enlightenment!

Composed and Recorded by Jack Ison in Norwood, Ohio from April, 2021 to May, 2022

Jack Ison aka Lark Wool

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Digital release on the 11th of November 2022.

Track listing:

1: Object Subject
2: Static Report
3: Sightseer
4: Outside World
5: Blurs In The Margin
6: Crystal Patina (Icy Pearl)

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Friday, 4 November 2022

OPN009 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / 2009 / 2010 - 10th anniversary 2022 remastered version

 

cover art by Domenico Solazzo


OPN009 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / 2009 / 2010 - 10th anniversary 2022 remastered version

The years 2009 / 2010 of the Belgian avant free contemporary jazz combo revisited and remastered with some of the best tracks recorded during those years with some of the Belgian musicians cream!

IMPROVISED AND RECORDED LIVE IN BELGIUM AT VARIOUS PLACES THROUGHOUT 2009 AND 2010

LINE UP:

Fred Becker (tenor saxophone on 4)
Olivier Catala (bass on 3, 5, 8, 9 & 10)
Diego Delgado Lopez (guitar on 8)
Yves Dellicour (bass clarinet and soprano saxophone on 5, 9 & 11)
Pierrot Delor (percussions on 4)
Michel Delville (guitar on 7)
Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (baryton and sopranino saxophones on 3, 5 & 6)
Nicolas Gitto (guitar on 5)
Mike Goyvaerts (percussions on 5)
Antoine Guenet (keyboards except 1, 5, 10 & 11)
FranÁois Lourtie (saxophones on 5 & 10)
Bart Maris (trumpet on 2)
Stèphane Mercier (saxophone on 6)
Pierre Mottet (basse on 2, 4, 6, 7 & 11)
Daniel Palomo Vinuesa (soprano saxophone and ewi on 10)
Jan Rzewski (soprano saxophone on 7)
Catherine Smet (piano and electric piano on 10 & 11)
Rik Staelens (tenor and soprano saxophones on 8)
Vincent Stefanutti (alto saxophone on 5)
Iris Thissen (cello on 12)
Marijn Thissen (alto violin on 12)
Daniel Wang (guitar on 3 & 10) 
Domenico Solazzo (keyboards on 1, drums, percussions, sound engineer and postproduction)

Digital release on the 4th of November 2022.

Track listing:

1: Elegy for Mothers
2: Soul Mystic
3: Electric Stimuli
4: However
5: After the Apocalypse
6: Horripilations
7: Wrath of Haboob
8: Minus One
9: Rise of Atlas
10: Depression
11: Upside Town
12: Opus 213 n°2

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Friday, 28 October 2022

OVD063 : Pierre Vervloesem / Dark Matter 3 Dark Matter 4


Cover art by A.L.


OVD063: Pierre Vervloesem / Dark Matter 3 Dark Matter 4

The other side of Dark Matter!  2 long tracks, 2 masterpieces!

Pierre Vervloesem : Guitar, bass, mix and mastering
Bruno Vansina : all kind of saxophones (sometime at the same time) flute, cuíca, xylophone and probably other things
Elie Gouleme: drums

Recorded live at La Grange Casteau (no edits and no overdub except for the bass)

Digital release on the 28th of October 2020.

Track listing:

1: Dark Matter 3
2: Dark Matter 4

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Friday, 21 October 2022

ODG161 : Friendly Fire / Friendly Fire

 



ODG161 : Friendly Fire / Friendly Fire


Polyrhythmic Grindcore? Dark Metal meets Drone...??
Prevalent use of saxophone feed back...dense bass drones, countered with layered drum structures. Flying on top of all this are vocal rant`s in an unknown language! Not easy perhaps, but you will not be bored! As a great actress once said in an well known film: “ fasten your seat belts it`s going to be a bumpy ride”.

Pic by Johanna Saxen

Friendly Fire is the new trio from :
Steve Buchanan - Sax, Electronics, vocals
Maxime Hansenberger – Drums
Flo Götte – Bass,Electronics

Flo Goette, Zürich (1975)
Lives in Zurich, works as a freelance musician, composer and music educator, plays electric bass and electric guitar in local bands like FRACHTER, Der Grosse Bär, Die Fermentierten as well as international projects, especially in experimental music. He composes and produces for his own bands, film and theater. Works in his own recording studio G5-Studio in Zurich.

Maxime Hänsenberger (1988)
Active in several musical scenes for fifteen years. He started to play drums in the metal/grindcore scene, then he got into Jazz and improvised music. While he’s still involved into these previous mentioned scenes, he's also a part of the experimental,
noise, contemporary music scenes since 2013. Some of his past/actual projects: Mumakil, Nostromo, Convulsif, Secrétariat, Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish, Insub Meta Orchestra.

Steve Buchanan (1955)
Steve Buchanan in his 40 year + career has the rare distinction of having made a name for himself professionally in two fields, music and dance respectively. As well as playing alto sax and guitar, he is also the inventor of the Interactive dance / music instrument 2nd Line. Currently based in Zurich he continues Touring extensively worldwide; giving workshops as well as concert engagements.

Digital release on the 21st of October 2022.

Track listing:

1: Bug Control
2: Have a Nice Day
3: Seagull 

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Friday, 14 October 2022

OCD052 : CLIFFS feat. Floy Krouchi - Benjamin Sanz - James Brandon Lewis / CLIFFS

 


Cover art by A.L. - Cliffs pic by by Matthieu Lombard


OCD052 : CLIFFS feat. Floy Krouchi - Benjamin Sanz - James Brandon Lewis / CLIFFS

When the best American sax player of the moment ( grammy, pools, magazines) James Brandon Lewis (see also OCD038 and OCD046) meets one of the most interesting French Fretless bass electronic visionary Floy Krouchi (see OCD047) and French avant-garde drummer Benjamin Sanz and they spend a week improvising in the south of France, they come with one of the best contemporary jazz album of the year!

Thrilling!

Floy, Benjamin and James - pic by Aïda Belhamd

Floy Krouchi: Fretless Bass, Pedals
Benjamin Sanz: Drums
James Brandon Lewis: Tenor Saxophone

All titles are improvisations except 'The Three Streams' composed by J.B Lewis, F. Krouchi and B. Sanz.

Recorded on 25 and 26 March 2019 by Bruno Levée @ l’Ajmi d’Avignon.
Mixed by Mark Bingham @ Prairie Des Femmes, Arnaudville LA, March 2022.
Mastering by Pierre Vervloesem @ Fiasco Studio.

Physical and digital release on the 14th of October 2022.

Track listing:

1: The Door To The Cliffs
2: The Three Streams
3: Heavy Interlude
4: Transe with Arabesques
5: Mallets Ballad
6: Freqsnetics

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