Saturday, 27 November 2021

OVD052 : Pierre Vervloesem - Teun Verbruggen / Young Talents

 


Cover art by Thierry Mondelaers


OVD052 : Pierre Vervloesem - Teun Verbruggen / Young Talents

After their perfect P.V.T.V. album released back in 2011(see OCD002) and a lot of other collaborations via Pierre's bands ( Caca, Flambant Neuf...) or other ones (Flat Earth Society), 2021 sees the perfect reunion of Teun Verbruggen (one of the most prolific Belgian jazz drummer) and Pierre Vervloesem for a powerful album named rightly 'Young Talents'! 

It's not like a rediscovery but surely like a discovery! Amazing tunes that will transport you in another dimension and a future favorite for many! 

Young Talents??? You bet!

Digital release on the 27th of November 2021

Track Listing:

1: School Trip
2: Premier baisé
3: Kill by Boredom
4: Rape and Revenge Breakfast
5: Years of Wandering


And on Bandcamp:

Friday, 19 November 2021

OMT011 : Shabaaz Mystik / Ndzimitik

 


Cover art by Shabaaz Mystik


OMT011 : Shabaaz Mystik / Ndzimitik

Nzimitik, a magic word created by Shabaaz Mystik to offer us his new album, is like a trace of its different facets, its fragments of life, a fine fusion of its essences to achieve harmony.
The Ndzimi in his native Congo Brazzaville is the storyteller, the one who transmits, the custodian of memory, the evocator of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Shabaaz Mystik, during his artistic journey rich in travels and spiritual encounters of this elsewhere which is in reality at the bottom of all of us, has over time built his universe.
From sound fragments to fragments of words, paintings, poems, dances and movements, spiritualities and mysticisms, Shabaaz Mystik gave birth to his vision of time and space through traces of life, words and music he composed for this album.

Ndzimitik, perfect fusion of all the elements that make up the album and the artist that is Shabaaz Mystik.

Shabaaz Mystik


Nzimitik, mot magique créé par Shabaaz Mystik pour nous offrir son nouvel album est comme une trace de ses différentes facettes, ses fragments de vie, un fin mélange fusionnel de ses essences pour parvenir à l'harmonie.

Le Ndzimi dans son Congo Brazzaville natal, c’est le conteur, celui qui transmet, le dépositaire de mémoire, l’évocateur de hier, d’aujourd’hui et de demain.

Shabaaz Mystik, au cours de son parcours artistique riche en voyages et en rencontres spirituelles de cet ailleurs qui se trouve en réalité au fond de nous tous, a au fil du temps construit son univers.

De fragments sonores en fragments de paroles, de peintures, de poésies, de danses et de mouvements, de spiritualités et de mysticismes, Shabaaz Mystik a donné naissance à sa vision du temps et de l’espace au travers des traces de vie, de mots et de musiques qu’il a composé pour cet album.

Ndzimitik, fusion parfaite de tous les éléments qui compose l’album et l’artiste qu’est Shabaaz Mystik.

Shabaaz Mystik : sanza, guitar, vocals
L'encre poétique feat. Manu Desouza, Dj Bidix
Roots Matsiemé (feat. Massawé)
Yoka and Jazz lingot (feat. Scalpel studio)

Digital release on the 19th of November 2021

Track listing:

1: Sanza Ya Moto
2: L' encre poétique
3: Ngow
4: Polyphonie lunaire
5: Ndzimitik
6: Yoka
7: Aux cris des hommes
8: Roots Matsiemé
9: Jazz lingot
10: Ndzimi


And on Bandcamp: 

Friday, 12 November 2021

OJP063 : Tetsuroh Konishi / Scenes

 


Cover art by Tetsuroh Konishi, pic by 'ma_fui'


OJP063 : Tetsuroh Konishi / Scenes

New beautiful album from Tetsuroh San ( in solo: OJP001OJP002OJP027OJP052 and OJP059, in duo with Ai Kisaragi : OJP021 and OJP034, as a guest on Morgen Wurde albums: OCD027OCD040 and OCD045, and on the various artists on the OJP050) inspired by Mika Kaurismäki and Finland. Enjoy!

What Tetsuroh says about his album:

"COVID19 pandemic started in 2019. Live performance was my main job but it was all gone. I had a lot of time and thought a lot. I originally became a composer because I wanted to do music for theater and video but I forgot about it until the pandemic took away my performance opportunities. I've made music for radio and television before but I've never tried my hand at film music. So I sent my work to many filmmakers. The first person who replied to me was the Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki, a master of the film world. From there I began to create music inspired by the film. Many of the songs on this album have Finnish titles because they are inspired by Mika Kaurismäki's films and the landscapes of Finland and Lapland. These songs have not yet been used in a film but "Kevään ääniä" was chosen for Mika Kaurismäki's 2020 film "Gracious Night. The last song "Street Horizon" was composed with the image of a modern big city."


Tetsuroh San

Mika Kaurismäki

Digital release on the 19th of November 2021.

Track listing:

1: Sininen Hetki
2: Doaiva
3: Aamunkoitto
4: Lokki Taivas
5: Sumuwav
6: Tuulahdus ja Puro
7: Cloud Line
8: Lumi Putoaa
9: Kevaan Aania
10: Diamond Dust Morning Light
11: The Water Fairy
12: Hiljainen Vuori
13: Sateinen Katu
14: The Way
15: Street Horizon
          

And on Bandcamp:

Friday, 5 November 2021

OUC035 : Kostas Boukouvalas / Lives

 


Cover art by Stella Bozinis


OUC035 : Kostas Boukouvalas / Lives

“Lives” are seven large scale compositions for piano, inspired by seven different philosophical aspects of Life.

1:Epic as Life
Some lives of ordinary people are more epic than the greatest heroic deeds of history
2: Live What You Are
The only way to happiness is to be yourself
3: Greek Dance for Life
Greek traditional music, as a whole, is a hymn to life
4: Half a Life after
There is always a time in every person's life to look back and take stock of what he has accomplished and what he has not.
5: Life Immortal
"When we exist, death does not exist. But when death is present then we do not exist" Epicurus, 341–270 BC. So, life has nothing to do with death. Life is immortal!
6: Learning to Live
Like all things, life is learned. That is why we must live close to the best "teachers".
7: For the Joy of Living
We do not always have to set big goals to make our lives meaningful. Sometimes it is enough to just enjoy it.

Live What You Are:


All compositions by Kostas Boukouvalas 
Piano interpretations by Kostas Boukouvalas

Kostas

Kostas Boukouvalas is a Greek composer and pianist based in Athens.

Amateur theatre performances, short films, commercials, as well as school plays have been accompanied by his music. He has also been a member of art and electronic music groups from time to time.

In December 2011 he released his first personal recording “Few notes are enough to change the world”.

In 2016 he founded the ensemble “The Last of the Romantics”, with which he presents his music in various art venues in Athens.

In 2018 he composed the music for the “YOYO” Erasmus+ European Project (Educational Yoga for the YOLO Generation).

In March 2020 his second recording "Memories from a Sea View" was released (see OUC025)

Website: https://kboukouvalas.wixsite.com/official

Digital release on the 5th of November 2021.

Track listing:

1: Epic as Life
2: Live What You Are
3: Greek Dance for Life
4: Half a Life after
5: Life Immortal
6: Learning to Live
7: For the Joy of Living


And on Bandcamp: