Thursday 26 May 2016

ODG052 : Nimzo-Indian / Nomadno

Cover art by Nimzo-Indian

ODG052 : Nimzo-Indian / Nomadno

Nimzo-Indian is musician, artist and instrument maker Andrew Spackman. He has been making experimental electronic and electro-acoustic music under various pseudonyms since 1997 but more recently as Nimzo-Indian since 2011. His music is difficult to categorise or pin down, lurching from beat infused noise music to electro funk and jazz. Tracks on the album feature an eclectic and quixotic array of instrumentation including turntables, home made guitars and basses, processed voice and retro synths. 

His music has been previously played on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction with Nick Luscombe and BBC 6 Music. He has also collaborated with a wide number of musicians including creating remixes for Mark Springer (Rip Rig and Panic), the High Llamas (Blinger Suc) and Sasha Siem. he has previously released 2 albums and 2 EP's. Nimzo-Indian's music has been reviewed in the Wire Magazine, Creative Review, MOJO, the Independent and on the cultural blogs Monolith Cocktail, Booooooom and Lost at e Minor.

This album was put together over a 2 year period and as such catalogues a range of moods and stylistic approaches over that time. Tracks such as Words, Shrigley and Poetronica feature the use of voice and computer poetry against guitar lines and experimental beats.
Telescope the Moon and Incredible Incredible are more cinematic and features live recordings from a Welsh chapel pump organ as well as washes of guitar noise from home made instruments. 
Let's Forget, Time Waits and Speakon have a more world and avant jazz sound whilst still infused with complex rhythms and micro beats. 

Andrew Spackman
Some videos:

Telescope the Moon:

Incredible Incredible:

And here you can see more of is art works and follow him on his blog here.

Digital release on the 27th of May 2016.

Track listing:

1. Telescope the Moon
2. Red Mini Red
3. Pelina
4. Speakon
5. Words
6. Sunken
7. Poetronica
8. Shrigley
9. Telescope the Moon (False Landing)
10. Time Waits
11. Incredible Incredible
12. Crash
13. Party
14. Lets Forget

And on Bandcamp:

Friday 20 May 2016

OCD029 : Aerobe / Aerobe

Covert art by Andrew Claes

OCD029 : Aerobe / Aerobe

Formed 2 years ago, Aerobe is a kind of super band.

The members are:
Andrew Claes (see also ORT010ORT012 ,ORT014 and Internal Sun ODG048) from STUFF and BRZZVLL fame, who plays sax, Ewi and electronic treatments.
Owen Biddle (bioformally bassist of The Roots and now playing a lot with different acts. 
Zach Danzinger, one of the most search after session drummer (U2, Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers... see here).
Adriaan Van De Velde on various keyboards.

They spend a few nights improvising in a rented Antwerp studio and came out with dozens of songs. 
Making a choice was complex, but those 11 songs show well the intensity and creativity they had during those sessions! 
Mixing, breaks, beats, heavy basses, dub, electro, drum&bass heavily, you have now Aerobe!

From left to right: Zack, Andrew, Owen and Adriaan

Video of one of those recording nights:

Physical and digital release on the 20th of May 2016.

Track listing:

1: High on Life
2: Medicated
3: Bibb
4: Ez Glistening
5: Am Don
6: Flatulance Armstrong
7: Cursing Mantis
8: Swells
9: Exam Cut
10: After Dinner Cordial
11: Kevin Spacey

Cd on sale here:


Friday 6 May 2016

OCD030/ODG051 : Soldier Six / Flesh Of A Trinity

Cover art by Jente Boone

OCD030/ODG051 : Soldier Six / Flesh Of A Trinity

'Flesh Of A Trinity' is the first EP after the band's full length 'Lost at Timekeeper's Gate' (See OCD017). 
For this EP they recorded at the MotorMusic Studio's in Belgium and worked together with the famous producer Pierre Vervloesem. Having grown musically in the past two years the EP sounds more confident and more energetic to achieve the essence of the pieces of music. 
Their musical taste has broadened as, for exemple, reflected in a piece like 'Thanks But No Thanks' where the band's leaning towards a post-pop/synth-like groove with sometimes even a nineties hip-hop feel. Also the presence of a lot more synths, vocal effects ('Evil Kids'), pedals and overall strange dirtiness shows the band's increasing sense for experiment. 
But still, the band strives continuously to grip you with lines and beats that push you as a listener towards the unexpected, though never letting you go, as is to hear in 'Guarantee After Self Destruction'. 
This time with 5 long compositions showing again their skill to sculpt amazing songs made of many different structures going from metal to math-rock to prog to mellow to dub to electronic and avant-rock! An explosion of sounds and music!
Hard to say where the band's going after this, but they sure can cook. 

Digital and physical release on the 6th of May 2016.

Track listing:

1: Thanks but No Thanks
2: Guarantee After Self Destruction
3: Illuminated Nostalgia
4: Sanity Suppositoire
5: Evil Kids

And in Bandcamp:

Buy the cd here for 12€ or OCD017 + OCD030 for 20€


ODG054 : Alessandro Baris / Faces

Pic by Dania Gennai

ODG054 : Alessandro Baris / Faces

Alessandro Baris was the drummer and composer of the band Comfort (see OCD010) and is part of the duo Collisions (see ODG035 and ODG036).
This time, he was asked to compose the music for a commercial.
Though the add is only 15 secondes, he decided to extend the track to a complete song called Faces.
Here is what Alessandro is saying about it:
"The song was commisioned to me by a video production; they asked for a music that would have bring on positive and suggestive feelings in order to place it on a commercial for a famous italian apple brand that they were shooting and editing for. Even though my main instrument is drums I ended up composing a piece just for piano, strings and bass, with a classical music taste and using the pizzicato and the piano riff to give rhythm.
Aside from few works into cinema's soundtrack this is been my first jingle ever but in the end it worked out so well."

Here it is for you to discover.
Digital release on the 6th of May 2016.