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ODG145 : Leonhard Huhn - Udo Moll / ZombieNation
The roots of this project reach back to a residency that Udo Moll spent in Kyoto in 2018. He started researching ancient japanese video games that were mainly released in the 1980s and 90s for the Nintendo and SEGA platforms. Based on images taken from those games and on texts from William Shakespeares the Tempest, Udo developed the first version of the electro-acoustic multimedia-performance Shakespeare ZombieNation.
In the beginning of 2020, right before the CoVid-outbreak, he decided to expand on this subject tin collaboration with Leonhard Huhn. Together, they conceived Shakespeare ZombieNation II and premiered it, already without audience, in the middle of Germanys first lockdown. This performance then turned into a video production that took place in a quite eerie World War II - bunker in the middle of Cologne.
During rehearsals, Leonhard Huhn recorded a lot of improvised material, that forms the basis of this release. Nonetheless, this is not a documentation of improvised music. All the compositions are results of extensive editing, cutting, splicing, layering and thus, re-contextualising of the initial improvisative process. Consequently, this modus operandi positions Huhn and Moll as well in the tradition of musique concrète as in recent developments in genres like minimal techno, Hauntology or Onkyokei.
Because both musicians started their careers as Jazz performers on acoustic instruments (Udo Moll is trumpet player and Leo Huhn plays mainly alto saxophone), they developed a very idiosyncratic approach towards electronic instruments by incorporating concepts like breath, acoustic space, orchestration and microtonality into their work with modular synthesizers and electronically altered saxophones and voices.
Udo Moll _ modular synthesizer
All tracks taken from a live performance enhanced by a video and remastered after.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
She graduated from Tsurumi University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Cultural Properties. During her studies, she studied Hojo Saburo (Uesugi Kagetora). Currently, she has a passion for the Date and Katakura families.
She started cosplaying because she hates the existence of "herself" and wants to be someone other than herself. Mainly cosplays
Friday, 4 June 2021
OJP057 : Ruben Van Rompaey feat. Toshinori Kondo / Tokyo Fusion
In loving memory of Toshinori Kondo 15 December 1948 – 17 October 2020
"I first met Kondo during my 2011 tour in Japan where we did three memorable concerts together, in Kyoto, Sasebo and Fukuoka. It turned out to be a unique encounter: an exciting first meeting between Kondo’s amazing electric trumpet and the captivating beats of Middle Eastern drums and percussion.
This album, named Tokyo Fusion, serves as a reflection of the synergy originating from our collaborations. It’s a compilation of tracks I have written and produced between 2014-2020, all of them featuring Kondo's brilliant electric trumpet improvisations.
The album captures the essence of Kondo’s free spirit electric trumpet, regularly blending with oriental soundscapes, crossing borders of space and time. Some of the original recordings from 2014 were featured on the album Mirage and specially re-edited and re-mastered for this album.
The music can be roughly divided into two parts: the first part contains previously unreleased tracks, the second part mainly consists of remixes and remastered tracks.
In October 2020 Toshinori Kondo sadly passed away.
I feel honored to releasing this album as a dedication to Kondo's super-creative dimensions, whose sounds will keep astonishing the universe forever!" -Ruben Van Rompaey
Featuring Toshinori Kondo - electric trumpet
Executive producer: Frans C.M. van Rompaey
Guitar solo 'Ginza Lounge - Part 2' by Rutger van Rompaey
Vocal samples by Maarten Zweers
Mastered by Rutger Verberkmoes @ Accent Audio Studio Bergen op Zoom, Holland.
Cover painting (acrylic on canvas) Toshinori Kondo and Ruben van Rompaey by Rachelle van Rompaey (site).
1: Dream Warriors
2: Ginza Lounge
3: Shibuya Crossing
4: Darbuka Lounge
5: Ginza Lounge – Part 2
6: This Ain’t Lounge
7: Corona Avenue
8: Mister Tabla
9: Coming Up
10: Rainbow Bridge
11: Lunar Eclipse
12: Kyoto Nights
14: Shibuya Crossing (V2.0) - Bandcamp only release
15: Downtown - Bandcamp only release
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Cover art by A.L.
OVX002 : Synapses / Vexations Vol.2
"Recorded with a zoom in one take, the seriousness deserves the appropriate material damn."
"Le 12 février 2021, on approche l’année de confinement forcé, artistiquement parlant c’est franchement la débandade.
"Enregistré avec un zoom en une prise, le sérieux mérite le matériel adéquat sacré bleu."