Thursday 27 July 2017

ODX012 : Off - 10 Years in a Nutshell / A mix by Morgen Wurde

Cover art by Kiekebiche

ODX012 : Off - 10 Years in a Nutshell / A mix by Morgen Wurde

Off-10 years in a nutshell is a mix by German musician and DJ Morgen Wurde (see also OCD027) which celebrate the 10th anniversary of the label. 

The 4 parts mixes are based on ambient, downtempo and rock with a total of no less than 50 tracks representing around 65% of the label's music for about 3 hours and 17 minutes! And at a bargain price!

So enjoy, listen, discover and don't hesitate to look for more once you like one of the artist of this gigantic mix!

Kiekebiche is also back with a special made cover for the event!

Digital release on the 28th of August 2017.

Track listing:

1) Ambient & Beyond 

01 00:00 Quasi Una Fantasia - Infinito Nero 1 (ODG046) 
02 02:24 Roedelius, Christoph H. Muller - Silencio 2 (ODG020) 
03 04:00 Lark Wool - Event Blank (ODG033) 
04 08:14 Toshinori Kondo - Resonant Space (OCD004) 
05 11:09 Sachiko Nagata X Chiharu MK - Blue Flow Pt. I (OJP006) 
06 16:12 Tetsuroh Konishi - Early Morning in the Sea (OJP001) 
07 20:44 Morgen Wurde feat. Toby Mak - Offenbarte sich (OCD027) 
08 25:21 Giovanni Di Domenico, Arve Henriksen, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto - Mlouk (ORT003) 
09 29:56 Les Boucles Absurdes feat. Seesayle - Broken Leg (OVD018) 
10 34:42 Chaos of the Haunted Spire - Het Bos 1 (ODX008) 
11 37:57 John Koenig - Gallbladder (OPV005) 
12 41:40 Okapi & Aldo Kapi's Orchestra - Gavia Stellata (OCD035) 
13 44:30 Dave Formula and Christine Hanson - Osseous Labyrinth (OCD015) 
14 48:34 Blaine L. Reininger - Alster (SCD016) 
15 50:09 Chiharu MK - Waterproof (OJP008) 
16 54:59 Gao Yanqin - Hedgehog in the Fog (OUC001) 

2) Downtempo & Vocal Beauty (part1) 

01 00:00 Emmanuel Borghi Trio - Secret Beauty (ODG005) 
02 08:23 Himiko Paganotti - Never let me go (ODG023) 
03 14:41 Dave Formula and Christine Hanson - Mistaken for a Dream (OCD015) 
04 19:29 Comfort - Iceberg (OCD010) 
05 22:36 In Heaven - My My (ODG025) 
06 27:36 Baby Fire - The Wolf (OCD018) 
07 31:12 Kurtisz - Superhighway (OCD034) 
08 35:39 Manu Ribot - Dano the Blind (OPV011) 

3) Downtempo & Vocal Beauty (part 2) 

01 00:00 Mai Lev - Die (OCD012) 
02 03:50 Internal Sun - Alcyone (ODG048) 
03 07:09 Kurtisz - Time to walk away (OCD034) 
04 11:36 Les Boucles Absurdes feat. Seesayle - Red Line (OVD003) 
05 16:31 Clara Engel - What's the Damage (ODG058) 
06 23:35 Amélie Nilles - Strange Fruit (ODG060) 
07 26:48 Maris - Perception Perception (ORT017) 
08 30:21 Boxface - Camels on the Moon (ODG066) 
09 34:50 ElectrOZorus - La Voix des Anges (ODG069) 

4) Rock, Funk & Reggae 

01 00:00 LAS Vegas - Champagne (OCD024) 
02 04:48 Baby Fire - Tiger Heart (OCD033) 
03 07:17 LAS Vegas - Cream (Remix by Sklif) (OCD024) 
04 09:33 Kurtisz - Wake me up (OCD034) 
05 13:13 Les Boucles Absurdes - Perversion (OPV007) 
06 18:24 Philippe Tasquin - Town without Pity (OPV009) 
07 21:15 Pierre Vervloesem - I wish (OVD006) 
08 24:51 Baja - With Animal Eyes (ODG018) 
09 27:55 Soldier Six - Wide Eyed Kid (OCD017) 
10 31:31 Pierre Vervloesem - Fringe (OVD004) 
11 37:52 Codswallop - Fat Freddy (OPV003) 
12 41:44 Pierre Vervloesem & John Litton Baroï - Teer Nai Tore (OVD007) 
13 45:07 Vansina, Verbruggen, Gudmundsson - Nr.4 Part 2 (ORT018) 
14 49:05 Robert Edwin - Myspace Addiction (OCD008) 
15 53:43 Pierre Vervloesem - Lion in Winter (OVD008)

Thursday 20 July 2017

OJP021 : Ai Kisaragi x Tetsuroh Konishi / Moment Flow

OJP021 : Ai Kisaragi x Tetsuroh Konishi / Moment Flow

The 'Moment Flow' project was recorded by Ai Kisaragi on Theremin and Tetsuroh Konishi (see OJP001OJP002OJP011 and OCD027) on trumpet, electronics and production.

The two of them have been collaborating a lot on various multi media art performances in the last few years, though they never recorded music together.
Tetsuroh promised Ai to play together on the first occasion and as they were invited in the TOBI hotel (in Ise Mieshima prefecture) for a few days, they took the opportunity to finally try a few things.
The songs were completely improvised in a few hours and days later, Tetsuroh started the editing and production work.

'Moment Flow' is the result of their first collaborative music work and depict that 'Moment' where the music is finally 'Flowing' to us!

Tetsuroh San

Ai San

Ai Kisaragi 如月愛:
From the beginning of 2010, she works extensively on the theme "Travel of time and memories with paintings".   
She had exhibitions in New-York, London, Vietnam, Nepal, Estonia, Hongkong, Korea and more overseas, while organizing multi media performances in Tokyo inviting artists like dancers, musicians, videographers...
You see all her works HERE.

Tetsuroh Konishi 小西徹郎:
A fan of ambient music or contemporary classical, Tetsuroh uses to play his beloved trumpet in lot's of various projects in Japan or abroad as a side man, composer or improviser.
When he is not playing, he loves to writes essays in various magazines, musical or not.
You can see some of his works HERE.

Special Thanks to TOBI HOSTEL & APARTMENTS Mie Iseshima (see here).

Digital release on the 21st of July 2017.

Track listing:

1. Find out
2. Blue hole. uh…Blue
3. Tobi

And in Bandcamp:

Thursday 13 July 2017

OJP019 : Yuichi Onoue 尾上祐一 / Vongole

OJP019 : Yuichi Onoue 尾上祐一 / Vongole

Yuichi Onoue is one of the most busy artist on the alternative rock scene in Tokyo ( see OJP003 Wananabani-en / Wani No Niwa and their poly-rhythm, irregular bars and unique melodic/chord progressions and OJP017 Androgena and their typical Japanese synth pop from the mid 90ties).

From the late 80ties until now, he has played solo or with a lot of bands from many different genres, from rock to electronic pop to post rock to avant folk... 

He is also a very atypic musician as he always performs with house made instruments he created and invented such as the ribbon or the one chord electric viola... 

This album was originally recorded and released in 2005. All the music was composed and played by Yuichi and is typical of what he does and loves to play. 
The album was re mastered slightly by Pierre Vervloesem.

This is what Yuichi San tells about the album in his own words:

"On this album, I play the guitar, bass, and my handmade instruments -
Ribbon Controller and Kaisatsuko. As well as the performance of more rare my musical instruments such as 24 equal temparament guitar, 24 equal temprament keyboard and Noise Synthesizer are featured. And not only musical instruments playing, I used computer for drum/percussion programming, algorithmic composition and digital signal processing. It includes ultimate bizarre original pop songs which are arranged so well. It can be said as culmination of mine on this point."

Original cd cover

The inside liner which explains the way and different instruments Yuichi used to record

Yuichi today

Digital release on the 14th of July 2017.

Track listing:

1: Bamboo
2: Chicken Shack
3: Ionization-Reflection
4: Blue Room
5: Bones of Hototogisu
6: Soft Rime
7: Kumotori
8: Birth of Cluster (Endless Circumference)
9: Vongole 24
10: Horserider on the Meadow
11: The Rainbow of Twilight
12: Warp, Pt. 2

And in Bandcamp:

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Another Spotify playlist to enjoy more artists for the Off 10th anniversary!

And to continue to celebrate Off 10th anniversary, there is another new Spotify playlist to enjoy!
64 titles and more than 4 hours of music covering what you don't have in part.1 and full of new songs!
Just click on it and download in your playlist user on your free or premium Spotify account!

Thursday 6 July 2017

OUC005 / John Franek / I Have Not Seen as Others Saw

Art cover by John Franek

OUC005 / John Franek / I Have Not Seen as Others Saw

Another album by prolific American composer and performer John Franek (website) (see also ODG063 and OUC002).

Third release on Off  'I Have Not Seen as Others Saw' music is a radical change from his usual contemporary classical pieces for solo piano or orchestra. 
If anything more than the powerful images the album shares in the two first tracks wall of sounds and then what seems to be a subtle clavecin track which starts gently to finally finishing the album with the same intensity than the previous pieces, it shows the darkest side of his electronic compositions and composing in general. 

Digital release on the 7th of July 2017.

Track listing:

1: As Others Saw
2: As Others Where
3: I Loved Alone

And on Bandcamp: