Friday, 29 March 2019

OPV014 : Pierre Vervloesem / Artiste Belge

Pic by Pierre Vervloesem 

OPV014 : Pierre Vervloesem / Artiste Belge

52nd album from Pierre Vervloesem ( Flat Eart Society, Orchestra Exotica, X-Legged-Sally…) and his 23rd solo in 28 years!!! (see all his albums on Off here and here!).

Pierre spent 2 months, 7/7 and almost 16/24 editing, mixing, playing a lot of guitars and basses, keys and noises, spices and magic for what he calls ‘ His best ever played and produced ‘ album.

The album is a follow up of his ‘ Not Even Close’ one, only this time he plays a lot of guitars and not only synths.
The results is the album ‘Artiste Belge’ which is a versatile mix of Vervloesemesque guitars, basses, funky keyboards, heavy programmed drums and crazy percussions, experimental avant pop and even re recordings of his first ever solo track ‘Phillip!
Take your time to listen as there are so many little variations in each songs that you’ll need at least ten hearings before enjoying those 13 amazing compositions and the monstrous work in mixing the album! Enjoy!

The album itself has 13 tracks while the digital version comes with 5 extra bonuses!
The racks on the digital version are also slightly different mixes from the cd album.

Lee Henderson in Big Beautiful Noise magazine:
"On Vervloesem's planet, there is always space for growth, new germination of experimental seeds, and permission to invent as one sees fit. THAT HE DOES!  This new solo is packed with all sorts of technical goodies, and a mindset far above the clouds. 13 tracks of anything can happen. The album is all instrumental, as fans might expect, but remember no one can predict until it is released. 
With hermetic mind control, Vervloesem played, recorded, mixed, and mastered this imaginative hurtle of libertine document. All in a selfless act, so his true fans could partake of more brilliance by the one of a kind inventor. If you think I am laying it on heavy, just buy the album and take a listen, but pay close attention, and keep a focus on what is going on at all times. This is music from a sordid think tank of checkered bickering between melody lines, prickly notes across a set of measures, often invading the sanity of the norm (and normal), finally throwing pale hands up in the air with surrender, in the acknowledgement that Mr V. will have his way, no matter what. RECOMMENDED."

enjoy 2 videos, directed and edited by Pierre himself!

Olé Hop!:


Physical and digital release on the 29th of March 2019.

Track listing:
1: A Great Composition
2: Olé Hop!
3: Tango Tango
4: Fet
5: Onze à Table
6: Le Mulet
7: Fish Eye
8: Statut de Point Artis
9: Über-Mensch Tango
10: Stravinsky & Hutch
11: Phillip
12: Oui mais…, Non
13: Another Reich

Digital bonuses:
14: Almost Chinese
15: Angor De Prinzmetal
16: Canicule mon cul
17: Removal
18: The Void

CD is a 200 copies limited edition!


And in Bandcamp:

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