Friday, 24 September 2021

ODG146 : Von Stroheim / The Beautiful, Not the Damned


Cover art by David Crunelle

ODG146 : Von Stroheim / The Beautiful, Not the Damned

New Ep from Von Stroheim after their powerful single 'Bucketful of Bile (see ODG144 and also their previous album ODG101 and their intriguing reprise of the Buzzcocks hit 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) ODG116). 

Self recorded in their basement during covid and, as ever, strongly telling the rest of the world about their feelings! 
It's rock, it's hard, it's doom, it's good!

Marry Me:

The 4 covers by David Crunelle that compose the complete one for the Ep:

Bucketful of Bile
Marry Me

Digital release on the 24th of September 2021.

Track listing:

1: Bucketful of Bile
2: Marry Me
3: Men
4: Poison

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

OVX018 : Wataru Iwata / Vexations Vol.18


Cover art by A.L.

OVX018 : Wataru Iwata / Vexations Vol.18

What Wataru says about his proposal:

"Furniture is not moving as it is moving though what if I am moving.
Furniture is not moving as it is moving though what if I or we are moving.
Furniture doesn't move as it is, but what if I or we were moving it?
Furniture doesn't move as it is, but what if I or we will be moving it?

It is as if the empty space of a pottery made of kneaded clay has a use for storing things, or a door or window is hollowed out to create a room behind it, and the empty space has a use as a room.

Wataru San

岩田渉 Iwata Wataru
コンポーザー/アーティスト  Composer/Artist

Composes and produces music in a variety of styles (see also OJP038 and OJP042 (quartet), OJP039 (solo), OJP041 and OJP044 (duo)), from acoustic to electro music. In addition, he is also involved in the creation and direction of installations and stage works, and is engaged in other activities that are trans-disciplinary.


Bandcamp only release on the 22nd of September 2021.

Track listing:

40x Vexations - Electroacoustic reconstruction

Friday, 17 September 2021

OPV016 : Pierre Vervloesem / Pierre Vervloesem's Flambant Neuf


Cover art by Thierry Mondelaers

OPV016 : Pierre Vervloesem / Pierre Vervloesem's Flambant Neuf

Pierre Vervloesem's Flambant Neuf is the return of Pierre in a quintet format. Surrounded by some of the best Belgian musicians with whom he shared music already in various bands ( Bruno Vansina band, Flat Earth Society, Pierre Vervloesem Group...), Pierre allowed everyone to add what they wanted on his tracks then mixed the music to a grand spectacle which reminds various styles but with a definitive modern and vigorous joy behind them! Enjoy!
Teun Verbruggen : DrumsFalk Schrauwen : Percussions  

Thomas Mayade : Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Baryton Bb, Keyboard
Bruno Vansina : Saxes, Keyboard, Xun
Pierre Vervloesem : Bass, Guitar, General view

Drums and bass recorded at La Grange by Jean-Pierre Jonckheere
Bruno Vansina recorded by Bruno Vansina
Thomas Mayade recorded by Thomas Mayade
Composed by everyone
Mixed and mastered by Pierre Vervloesem
Thanks to Bernard Moucheron
Cover art Thierry Mondelaers

Physical and digital release on the 17th of September 2021.

Track listing:

1: Route 65
2: Muchongoyo
3: Grand Outlandish Hotel
4: Exmoor Horn
5: Rigor Mortis
6: Dacron Dream
7: You're in My Way
8: Chinese Facelift

And on Bandcamp:


Physical CD here:

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

OVX017 : Keitaro Yamaguchi / Vexations Vol.17


Cover art by A.L.

OVX017 : Keitaro Yamaguchi / Vexations Vol.17

What Keitaro says about his proposal:

"I have only had experience in recording with a large ensemble, but I am grateful to have been invited to this project and to have been able to take on a new challenge.
Unlike the piano, wind instruments can only produce a single note at a time, so it was fun to make multiple recordings and play as an ensemble."

Keitaro Yamaguchi is one of the horns players of The Tokyo universal Philharmonie orchestra.

Keitaro San


Bandcamp only release on the 8th of September 2021.

Track listing:

40x Vexations - English Horns

Friday, 10 September 2021

OJP060 : Agito Maruyama / Epilogue


Cover art by Kohoshi Shihoko

OJP060: Agito Maruyama / Epilogue

Agito Maruyama aka Itachi Mode (see OJP037 and OJP040) comes back with an introspective mini album which tells all about his corona confinement period in Tokyo which was as complex as anybody else in the rest of the world. Spending time at home with few walks in his favorite streets was quite a boring time and a lot of self asked questions. But here he is again with an album that starts wondering and finishes with hopes and new lights for the future. The album has touches of his signature electronic music but this time less up tempo and even introducing contemporary sort of classical music. A new departure, enjoy!

Agito San

Mochi San


Digital release on the 10th of September 2021.

Track listing:

1: Repentance (feat. Itachi Mode, Marumoko)
2: Gloomy Sky (feat. Itachi Mode)
3: Dance (feat. Itachi Mode, Mochi)
4: Light in the Depression (feat. Itachi Mode, Marumoko)

And on Bandcamp:

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

OVX016 : Christophe Petchanatz / Vexations Vol.16


Cover art by A.L.

OVX016 : Christophe  Petchanatz / Vexations Vol.16

What Christophe says about his proposal:

"Erik Satie was probably one of the most founding composers for my approach to music, between classical and modern, humor but dignity, and an incredible sense of melody. It was also listening to Satie that allowed me to go from rock'n'roll to classical as a listener.
Moreover we had a fairly close project with Denis Tagu from the In-Poly-Sons label, which we had discussed this summer.

As for the method, as I often work in small parts, trying and errors, adding, removing, a bit like cooking (except that it is difficult to remove when cooking!)"


Christophe Petchanatz (Lyon, france) aka Klimperei:
Toy-music, naive, minimal, experimental, neo-classical, bizarre, avant-garde, lunar, overturned toy box, noise-pop... 
Founded in 1985, Klimperei at this time focuses on the composition of minimal and childish short instrumental pieces, in the mood of Erik Satie or Nino Rota. 
More than sixty records were released on various French, German, Japanese, US labels... 
Klimperei works also for theater, dance, tv, advertissements and multimedia events... 
In recent years, the duo Madame Patate-Klimperei became a stable and complementary configuration for live performances... 
Live and studio collaborations are numerous : Daevid Allen, Ammakasie Noka - Mayu Nanba, Pascal Ayerbe, Pierre Bastien, Jac Berrocal, CE François Couture, Éric Chabert, Chapi Chapo, Centre Aéré, Sacha Czerwone, Don Simon y Telefunken, David Fenech, GNG, Eli Gras, Dominique Grimaud, Itoken, Judith Juillerat, Felix Kubin, Frank Pahl, The Pancakes, Palo Alto, Bernard Szajner, Shugo Tokumaru, Voxfazer... and of course Madame Patate ! 
He has toured the world playing live numerous festivals.

various vst & sf2
classical, folk & electric guitars (sometimes prepared)
synthétiseur ks-32 ensoniq
elastic bands
music box
various effects
some midi devices

Bandcamp only release on the 8th of September 2021.

Track listing:

40x Vexations - Various instruments and various effects

Monday, 6 September 2021

OUW016 : Sarah Kokot / Se Souvenir


Art cover: detail of a work by André Prues (c) coll. Art et marges musée

OUW016 : Sarah Kokot / Se Souvenir

Sarah Kokot is born in Belgium in 1984. As a child, she wanted to become a painter, or writer, or florist. With its sound capsules, it is a bit of all three at the same time ... Offering our senses, through sound and word, mental landscapes to dream and to feel.

Sarah - pic by Jeanne Bidlot

She produced her first sound capsules in 2016 during a radio creation workshop hosted by Marie Michiels and Miguel Allo. She then began to distribute them on a Soundcloud page which she called "Les petits ordres". The expression comes from entomology and designates the orders of insects less known to the general public.

In her sound poems, Sarah Kokot strives to magnify the insignificant, to stretch a furtive sensation, an absurd reflection into a space of astonishment that is both naive and disillusioned.

After "Minutes domestiques" (2019, see OUW001), "Se Souvenir" is her second album to be released on the "Off" label. For this project, she is inspired by six works from the collection of the Brussels museum of brut and outsider art, the Art et marges museum and slips, through sound, into what the fragile, the delicate, the enigma of these works leave him space to echo them.

From works by: Paul Duhem, Mohammed Targa, Antoine Mvumbi, Sylvain Cosijns, André Prues and Michel Dave.

Directed by Sarah Kokot, with the exception of "Le blanc de ton parfum": arrangements Sarah Kokot-Alinovsky and "We are advancing in time": text by Michel Dave.
Mastering: Pierre Vervloesem.
Cover: detail of a work by André Prues (c) coll. Art et marges musée
With the support of Art et marges musée and La Semaine du son.

Digital release on the 4th of September 2021.

Track listing:

1: Passé Empiétant

Paul Duhem (c) coll. Art et marges musée

2: Le blanc de ton parfum

Mohammed Targa (c) coll. Art et marges musée

3: Note de passage

Antoine Mvumbi (c) coll. Art et marges musée

4: Assieds-toi correctement

Sylvain Cosijns (c) coll. Art et marges musée

5: Lames

André Prues (c) coll. Art et marges musée

6: Nous avançons dans le temps

Michel Dave (c) coll. Art et marges musée

And on Bandcamp: