If you ask Pierre about his new album 'Saint-Guy' he will simply answer you that this is his Dance Album! So this is not the first time but ultimately on a full album, Pierre making you get up and dance! So enjoy and move!
Yuriy Zmorovych was born in Kiev. He has graduated from The Kiev State Art Institute (architectural and art criticism faculties) and Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema. He worked in The State Museum of Folk Architecture and Mode of Life of Ukraine.
He is a scenario writer and film director on Kiev Studio of Scientific Movies and Central Studio of Scientific Movies and for The central TV studio (Moscow). He is the founder of Kiev Theatre AAA.
Yuri Zmorovych aka Zmorro
The writings and poetries of Zmorovych were published in various magazines like "Chernovik" ("Draft Copy" New York)," "Collegium" and "Samvatas" (Kiev), in the Anthology of Russian Vers Libre, almanac "Graffiti" (Kiev). " Metal hieroglyphics " is the name given by the author for spontaneously created compositions from old iron and other substandard materials ". He has also exposed in Kiev, New York, Helsinki and Moscow (AGASPHER, ARBATR, The Embassy of USA). In 1996 he also took part in the Birmingham Improv festival (Alabama, USA).
This album is dedicated to his daughter Oksana and was recorded back in 2002 and once again sees him improvising with various instruments while reciting some of his poetries or just on the spot out of nowhere texts... It's a real adventure with never released tracks from the original session.
ODG126 : Ocean In A Bottle / Reimaging the Solar System
Hushing out across space to the worlds in our Solar System, 'Reimaging the Solar System' is the latest album from Andy N’s ambient / drone project Ocean in a Bottle with each planet examined in waves of sound, drone and ambient into a glistening mass of synthetic chords and haunting atmosphere.
'Reimaging the Solar System' is a journey across 8 different planets from just outside the Sun to wild storms on Venus and into a frozen darkness on Neptune, each track mixing emotions with a dream like quality giving each planet it’s own individual life.
'Reimaging the Solar System' is filled with deep vibrations and restless shimmers in its eight tracks designed to take its listener on a epic journey whether backwards or forwards, inside or out or into a deep spiritual exaltation.
Put your helmet on and jump on your rocket for a fantastic voyage!
Digital release on the 20th of November 2020.
And on Bandcamp:
Andy N is a 48 year old writer, performer and sometimes experimental musician from the North West of England. He was also vocalist and keyboardist in the spoken word collective 'A Means to an End' and does ambient music under the name of Ocean in a Bottle and is always interested in performing / new projects.
He also is Podcast creator / host of Podcast series such as Spoken Label, Reading in Bed, Comics Unity, Wrestle Up and the Koll, Andy and Amanda show.
He is the Author of 4 full length poetry collections, the most recent being ‘The Streets were all we could see’ and currently is mulling over several two more poetry books which are likely to be 'Robot Noir (2023) and 'Changing carriages at Birmingham New Street' (2022).
Andy N performing one of his lecture
Cover art by A.L.
OUW009 : Ocean In A Bottle / Vocalising the Solar System
Starting off as a one off companion to 'Reimaging the Solar System', 'Vocalising the Solar System' is not as much as a companion album but rather a completely different journey altogether.
Created over the first half of 2020, 'Vocalising the Solar System' is an album where Andy N (aka Ocean in a Bottle) with a number of guest fellow poets / writers all using spoken word over Ocean in a Bottle’s ambient / drone space like dreams to create something completely different.
'Vocalising the Solar System' is an album that reimaging space with words and sound to bring a different experience to the silence in space and everything in-between.
Links for the writers / artists:
Andy N :
onewriterandhispc.blogspot.com (His Writing blog)
oceaninabottle.bandcamp.com (Ocean in a Bottle – bandcamp)
Spiros Moschopoulos is a Greek Athenian dedicated performer, arranger and composer of music inspired by Argentinian tango and latin music in general.
His new album 'Gallop' is composed of modern piano solo pieces in a nostalgic mood but also with jazzy and rhythmic elements are combined with ensemble music in tango nuevo style using various instrumentations. The composer, originally a classical pianist, depicts his appreciation to romanticism with some impressionistic elements. The classical music flavour is intermingled with passionate tango rhythmical patterns and a very discreet jazzy touch in all his piano solo compositions. The ensemble pieces, on the other hand, provide a clear reference to tango nuevo but in a very personal and idiomatic manner. Please enjoy!
Spiros Moschopouloswas born in Athens in 1974. He received his Piano Diploma with honors from Attiko Conservatory, where he studied with the internationally renowned pianist Dimitris Toufexis. He obtained Bachelor degree from the American College of Greece, studying musicology and psychology. As a scholar of «Alexandros Onassis» foundation, he completed his Master in piano performance from Boston Conservatory under the supervision of pianist Michael Lewin.
He has participated in workshops and made solo appearances in Greece and in USA. As an active member of many chamber music groups, he collaborated with the saxophonist Dimitris Vassilakis, the Athens String Orchestra Sinfonietta, the String Quartet «A Quartet», the pianist Thalia Athaniti, the violinist Petros Christides, the soprano Elena Kokka and many others. He created a music band, named Dueto Tango with the bandoneonist Lefteris Grivas which already numbers many appearances. Another of his remarkable duets is with the famous accordeonist and composer Zoe Tiganouria which resulted in many concerts all around Greece. One of the latest project is the collaboration with 3 other musicians creating the group Confesión Orquesta a tango ensemble that performs traditional argentine tango in milongas and festivals, based in Greece. He is a dedicated performer, arranger and composer of music inspired by Argentinian tango and latin music in general. He occasionally composes songs and/ or soundtracks for short Films. In May 2013 he was honored with a the highest distinction in a composition competition of Mikri Arktos publishing and recording company for instrumental music. (piano quartet, tango nuevo style) He has been working as a music teacher and he teaches piano privately and in various Conservatories and public or private schools in Greece. He also has been as a music professor in High School of Aylona Detention Center of juveniles for the last 4 years. He recently graduated from the Department of Music Studies of the Athens School of Philosophy. His latest stage performances include tango/ Latin arrangements for solo piano combined with his own compositions and some jazz original pieces of great composers like Bill Evans.
Spiros Moschopoulos: piano, composition.
Peter Christidis: violin (Vangeli & Georgia, Siege )
Aldin Tanasi: viola(Siege)
Orfeas Zafiropoulos: cello (Siege)
Lefteris Grivas: bandoneon (Tango for Maria, T tango)
Cover art by by Jonathan Silverman, design by Elise Debouny
OCD047 : Floy Krouchi / Vibrant Continuum
An intrinsic individual experience to bring you on the edges of vibrant continuum!
VIBRANT CONTINUUM is a solo album from Floy Krouchi. The Parisian bassist and composer works with her fretless electric bass like it was a living body and then adds electronics. Influenced by Indian music which she studied with Pandit Hindraj Divekar, master of Rudra Veena, she thinks of this record as a contemporary electronic raga, deconstructed, and which unfolds into 10 pieces.
Vibrant Continuum is a journey into low vibration, within sound, connected to the Universe, cosmic. An unprecedented exploration of the instrument, influenced by composers such as Alice Coltrane, Eliane Radigue. It plays with transpositions between modal and electroacoustic music, rhythms and noisy textures.
Floy Krouchi is a sound artist, bass player and electroacoustic composer from Paris.
She cofounded Mafucage, a collective ensemble of experimental women musicians in the end of the 90s.
She now leads her project "Bass Holograms" under several forms. Solo or collaboratively, forming the “Bass Holograms ensemble” as in New York with Chess Smith, Hank Roberts Mark Bingham or Emilie Lesbros, as well as in New Orleans or in duo with drummer Benjamin Sanz for various European festivals . She also plays with James Brandon Lewis in the Cliffs trio, and with Devin Brahja Waldman in Sonic Totem.
She is pursuing a work on radio art through sound pieces at the cross-roads of essay, fiction, documentary and sound poetry that won several international awards (Luc Ferrari Prize in 2010, Prix Italia in 2011, Phonurgia Nova in 2013).
Her vinyl albums and CDs are edited and released under European and American labels such as OFF records, Cry of Silence, Arboretum NYC, Magnetic Deer, Gracia Territori Sonor, Piety Street Files and Media Archives, and Radio France.
Her latest project FKBass consists of an augmented bass with built-in technology designed specifically for her musical creations and her solo Bass Holograms.
She is also the designer of "Sonic Totem" an interactive sound sculpture, produced at the Hangar art center in Barcelona.
Her work is shown wordly in places like Louvres Abu Dhabi, documenta 13, centre Pompidou, GRM or Ircam, and she performed her projects in venues and festivals in India, China, the Middle-East, Europe and Us.
Floy designed her own instrument, the FKBass: an hybrid bass with integrated sensors, designed specifically for her musical creations and her solos. You can read more on her site here.
An interview explaining her bass and how she creates with it:
More about her playing:
A review from Massimo Ricci in Touching Extremes HERE.
Vibrant Continuum : Floy Krouchi bass and electronics
Artwork Jonathan Silverman, Graphic design Elise Debouny, Video Kinda Hassan
Album mixed by Paulie Jan, mastered by James Plotkin
featuring Vivien Trelcat
Physically and digitally released on the 6th of November 2020.
The new album from John Americus Witt (see also ODG115 and OUC026) is very much of its time. Long, ponderous soundscapes, with samples, which he has rarely used.
The 4 tracks contain all some important messages from different times but still sounding so important today: 1. The Warning - Mostly a walk into the musical space. Peaceful, but with a small warning at the end. 2. The Promise - Contains a small speech by William Jennings Bryan in 1908. He was a liberal statesman, with a vision of a progressive future. Short and sweet. 3. The Broken Dream - Contains a long speech by Mario Cuomo in 1984. Another liberal statesman. Speaking against Reagan. Same ideas, generations later. it's hard not to be discouraged. The music is rougher, more crack and gain, and sometimes drowns out the pretty words, as they seem hollow after all this time. But there is some hope in the darkness. 4. The Plain Truth - Contains a small speech given by Will Rogers in 1924. He was a humorist, and cowboy, and general friend of the common man. His speech is delivered to a group of bankers, and is mostly calling them out for being mendacious hyper capitalists. Pangloss is a word taken from Voltaire's "Candide". Means "Unjustified Optimism". Call me a pessimist, but it's hard to imagine this all turns around without some hard, hard times.
John Americus Witt
Pangloss is a word taken from Voltaire's "Candide". Means "Unjustified Optimism". Call me a pessimist, but it's hard to imagine this all turns around without some hard, hard times.
The album is released just in time for the US elections! You can change the world! Don't forget to vote!!!