Friday, 28 August 2020

ODG127 : Xtof Calis / Actif et réactif

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cover art and pic by Pedro Bruneel



ODG127 : Xtof Calis / Actif et réactif

Xtof Calis is the moniker of Belgian musician and composer Christophe Calis (see ODG122).
As a philosophy student Calis discovered the work of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. This inspired him to develop the concept of ‘devenir-son’,  ‘becoming-sound’ and to explore how sound can territorialize the body. With the aid of laptop, synthesizers and guitar, Calis' sound-sculptures create contemplative and meditative affects in a unique style of ambient music, marked by an experimental and glitchy edge.


Xtof Calis about his album:

"This album is a follow-up of my first album, “Le tragique” (2011). Both or inspired by a book by Gilles Deleuze, namely ‘Nietzsche et la philosophie’.The first album was made in about seven days, this second one took me about seven years. The reason for this time-lapse is called “fatherhood”. Becoming a father of two sons, renovating a house and having a full time job changed my life drastically. I never stopped making music, but I just couldn’t focus on finishing this album. I made more than a hundred sketches of songs. During the summer of 2019, I finally could bring back my full attention to this project.  I started to select the sketches that I liked the most and started to improvise over them with only one goal: finishing what I started, to explore the concept of sound-becoming further."



Composed, played , recorded and mixed by Xtof Calis.

Digital release on the 28th of August 2020.

Track listing:
  1. Le corps 
  2. La distinction des forces
  3. Quantité et qualité
  4. Nietzsche et la science
  5. Premier aspect de l'éternel retour : comme doctrine cosmologique et physique
  6. Qu'est-ce que la volonté de puissance?
  7. La terminologie de Nietzsche
  8. Origine et image renversée
  9. Problème de la mesure des forces
  10. La hiérarchie
  11. Volonté de puissance et sentiment de puissance 
  12. Le devenir-réactif des forces 
  13. Ambivalence du sens et des valeurs 
  14. Deuxième aspect de l'éternel retour : comme pensée éthique et sélective 
  15. Le problème de l'Éternel Retour


    And on Bandcamp:

    Friday, 21 August 2020

    ODG128 : Ringhold / Turning Corners


    Covert art by A.L. from the original band logo



    ODG128 : Ringhold / Turning Corners

    RINGHOLD are an Estonian duo who plays unorthodox & experimental blues. 
    Some call it melancholic, some say it’s sort of a freaky danceable music. 

    eleOnora on vocals has been described as Jim Morrison channeling Meredith Monk. A machine gun? No problem! Dadaist gibberish? Easy! 
    Kalle Tikas on electric guitar has been titled as one of the leading guitar pickers in the Baltics. 
    Active since 2014, the duo has released two studio albums – debut album “Ringhold” in 2016 and “Hello Bob!” in 2018. 

    Their new album "Turning Corners" was recorded live during their 2018 tour in various European cities.

    eleOnora and Kalle live in Tallinn Rockstar - pic by Sanna Larmola

     and live in Pölva Underground

    Digital release on the 21st of August 2020.

    Track listing:

    1. Hello Bob! (Kalle Tikas, eleOnora) (mixed by Kaur Faltis)
    2. Riga Rambler (Kalle Tikas, eleOnora) (mixed by Kalle Tikas)
    3. Somebody Keeps On Calling Me (Fred McDowell / aranged by kalle Tikas, eleOnora) (mixed by Kalle Tikas)
    4. Blake Or Doe (Kalle Tikas, eleOnora) (mixed by Kaur Faltis)
    5. Black Betty (traditional tune) (mixed by Kenneth Cosimo)
    6. Mississippi Boweavil Blues (Charlie Patton / aranged by kalle Tikas, eleOnora) (mixed by Kenneth Cosimo)
    7. High Water Everywhere (Charlie Patton / aranged by kalle Tikas, eleOnora) (mixed by Peeter Salmela)
    8. CC&O Blues (Pink Anderson / aranged by kalle Tikas, eleOnora) (mixed by Peeter Salmela)

    EleOnora : voice 
    Kalle Tikas : Electric guitar
    Mastering by Pierre Vervloesem




    And on Bandcamp:

    Friday, 14 August 2020

    OJP045 - OUC028 : Fuji Yuki / Synchronicity (Live at the Église Saint-Maximin de Metz)



    Cover art by A.L.



    OJP045 - OUC028 : Fuji Yuki / Synchronicity (Live at the Église Saint-Maximin de Metz)


    Fuji Yuki is a Japanese singer who performe in a Japanese Experimental / Improvisation music scene. She is a big part of the Japanese experimental music scene.

    She uses her voice like an instruments using some special vocal techniques, glossolalia and electronic pedals to twist the sound of it.
    She is best known as the vocalist, improviser, performer, bassist and vocalist of the duo Sarry.
    When performing solo, she sings in her self style which as she's explaining is " a deep trip drone that connects this world to the next". 

    Her musicality transforms the vocals like a ambient drone or early church music reminding at times a prayer.
    Her performances are always different depending of the place and space and by the inspiration coming from the spirit of buddhism and shintoism which are widely followed in Japan.

    Yuki performing at the Église Saint-Maximin de Metz

    Digital release on the 14th of August 2020.

    Track listing:

    1: Synchronicity, Pt. 1 - 14:11 min.
    2: Synchronicity, Pt. 2 - 18:59 min.



    And on Bandcamp:


    Thursday, 6 August 2020

    ODG0124 : Mathieu Babinot / Ghost Hands



    Covert art by Mathieu babinot



    ODG0124 : Mathieu Babinot / Ghost Hands


    Mathieu Babinot, a 31-year-old self-taught musician, started music by learning the guitar on his own in parallel with his studies in applied arts. 
    It was through the discovery of artists such as Tangerine Dream and Morton Subotnick that he became more interested in electronic music and let himself be guided in more “experimental” directions.

    What he is saying about Ghost Hands:
    "The EP is about fatality, the desperation of not having control over what surrounds us, of being overcome by events and, in a sense, by the powerful who intervene in our destinies.
    I chose to narrate this subject thinking to the bombing of Hiroshima where the Americans, to demonstrate their powers to the Russians, bombed the Japanese who were about to surrender. Far away from conflicts, life stopped for a whole city and population when it was not necessary.
    Ghost Hands is a term that refers to people who survived the blast, having skin burnt by radiation, especially on the hands and the rest of the body."


    Digital release on the 6th of August 2020, the 75th birthday of the Hiroshima atomic destruction.

    Track listing:

    1: Ghost Hands, Pt. 1
    2: Ghost Hands, Pt. 2
    3: Ghost Hands, Pt. 3
    4: Ghost Hands, Pt. 4



    And on Bandcamp: