Friday, 23 September 2022

OUC042-OJP068 : Shintaro Kamijyo / Erik Satie Vexations - Loops, computer, electronics



Cover art by A.L.


OUC042-OJP068 : Shintaro Kamijyo / Erik Satie Vexations - Loops, computer, electronics 

A very special hypnotic dub micro house version of the Vexations which will surprise you and move you like Satie never did!

In addition to working as a film recording engineer/sound engineer/programmer on numerous projects, Shintaro Kamijyo runs the online electronic music label "+MUS" and has produced works by Japanese electronic music artists such as DUB-Russell, Seiho and Yaporigami. He also produces his own remix work. 



He is Currently a member of the famous Japanese art collective "Rhizomatiks" and has a long career as a DJ. 

ra.co/dj/shintarokamijyo

Itunes, Spotify etc:

https://bfan.link/erik-satie-vexations-2

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Friday, 16 September 2022

ODG160 : Joseph Nowell Trio / Sketches

 

Cover art by A.L.


ODG160 : Joseph Nowell Trio / Sketches 

From Joseph words: 
'I met Manolo at a jam in Antwerp in 2018 while I was studying there for my master in jazz piano. We then began having sessions in Brussels together with Gaspard, playing standards, originals and improvising. I moved back to Italy before the pandemic, but we stayed in touch and in 2021 we decided to make a recording of my compositions, in Manolo's home studio in Brussels. The compositions are quite diverse, some are quite old and others more recent, and they have various influences ranging from 20th century classical music and dodecaphony, to free jazz, to more traditional jazz harmonies, etc...the 2021 recordings which make up the album were the first time we had played together after 2 years of pandemic. We spent four days recording, with a great, vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere. On the last day we felt like we had good takes of all the tunes, so Manolo and I decided to try some duo versions, treating the material very freely. This is where the "sketch" takes come from. The album is called "Sketches" because our intent in the compositions was for them to be merely starting points for us to improvise as freely as possible, whilst maintaining ourselves to the material, in the same way that a sketch is a rough, preparatory drawing and not something completely defined or organised.'

credits




All pics by Erik Bogaerts

Joseph Nowell piano 
Manolo Cabras double bass 
Gaspard Sicx drums 

All compositions by Joseph Nowell except for Blurp, by Manolo Cabras 

Recorded in September 2021 by Manolo Cabras in Brussels, Belgium 
Mixed and mastered by Manolo Cabras 
Produced by Joseph Nowell

Joseph Nowell was born in England in 1994, half Italian. He started playing piano when he was 4 and studied at Pimlico Academy, London, with trips and concerts in Paris and Prague. At the age of 14 he moved to Siena (Italy), winning the third prize in the “G. Burrini” classical music competition a year later. I followed studying jazz at various places and with various teachers, participating in a lot of workshops.

He has collaborated with Emanuele Parrini, Tony Cattano, Amedeo Verniani, Tobia and Michele Bondesan, Giuseppe Sardina, Erik Bogaerts, Camilla Battaglia, Borrkia, Danny Bronzini, Finaz, Jesse Dockx etc. I have played at Pistoia Blues, Jaffa Jazz Festival (Tel Aviv), Footprints Jazz Festival (Gent), Vivi Fortezza (Siena), Teatro Sociale di Rovigo, Teatro Persio Flacco (Volterra) and dozens of other venues and clubs in Italy and Belgium.


Manolo Cabras is an established Sardinian double bass player based in Brussels with a long career, having collaborated with Ben Sluijs Quartet, Enrico Rava, Toots Thielemans Quartet, Chris Joris Quartet, Frederik Desmyter Quartet (feat. John Ruocco), Charles Gayle, Marshall Allen, Roswell Rud, Maria Pia De Vito, Marc Murphy, Jasper Blom, Jesse van Ruller and many others. 

Together with drummer Gaspard Sicx they form the rhythm section for many Belgian bands.

Digital release on the 18th of September 2022.

Track listing:

1: Mechelen

2: Collage

3: F

4: Blurp

5: Sketch of Tre Cipressi

6: Tre Cipressi

7: Sketch of Sketch

8: Sketch

9: Sketch of F


Itunes, Spotify, etc:


https://bfan.link/sketches


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Friday, 9 September 2022

OJP067 : Space808 / Dimensional Stairs

 

Cover art by Hiroto Uezi / Pic by Kenichi Iwai


OJP067 : Space808 / Dimensional Stairs

The new album by this space adventurous quintet jazz combo (see also OJP047) was recorded on January 19, 2022 at Nakano Pignose in Tokyo. 

5 long tracks that navigate through ambient experimental space jazz. The sax, the guitar and the piano weave a spiritual fabric that make you float in your mind while the rhythm section bring a smooth but solid texture. 

The whole performance is again a total improvisation but a steady and thrilling one! An album that you can listen over again and again and always discover something new, being sounds or spirit! Enjoy!


SPACE808 are: 

Sax : Hiroshi Nakamura
Guitar : Taku Tajima
Piano : Eisuke Kato
Contrabass : Noboru Ando
Drums : Hiroto Uezi

Recorded on January 19, 2022 at Nakano Pignose in Tokyo.

Digital release on the 9th of September 2022.

Track Listing:

01 Feast in the Clouds
02 Memory of Reverse
03 Dimensional Stairs
04 Baseman Walks
05 Dimensional Stairs 0

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Friday, 2 September 2022

OPN007 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Live at Periscope

 


Cover art by Domenico Solazzo


OPN007 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Live at Periscope

7th release in the Panopticon series! 

Improvised and recorded live at Le Periscope, Lyon, France, on the  29th April 2011.

LINE UP:
Antoine Guenet (kayboards, piano) 
see also OCD041OCD042OCD043OCD049,ODG140 and ODG148
Daniel Palomo Vinuesa (soprano saxophone, ewi, laptop)
Matthieu Safatly (electric cello)
Domenico Solazzo (drums, voice, direction)

Sound Engineer, Post production & Artwork by Domenico Solazzo






Digital release on the 2nd of September 2022.

Track listing:

1: Supermarket
2: Treason
3: Replicant
4: Hiccup
5: Growth
6: Ludo
7: Dive
8: Square
9: Cleanse
10: Babylon
11: Chlorine
12: Quit

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Friday, 26 August 2022

OUC041 : Alinovsky feat. Phoebe Tsang / The Angel Particle

 


Cover art by A.L.


OUC041 : Alinovsky feat. Phoebe Tsang / The Angel Particle

Alinovsky: 

"During the 2020 Brussels lockdown I asked Phoebe to record her violin. It could be tracks, improvisations, loops, just bow or strings noises...whatever she would like to do. As she was busy finishing a poetry book she took quite a few months to deliver but in September 2021 she had a 4 days window opportunity with a loaned recorder device so she took it and recorded a bunch of tracks in various tempi, lengths and tries. I quickly worked on 4 tracks end of 2021, editing, adding effects, keys and percussions and let the tracks on a side until May 2022 when I finally took a week to listen back, edit, work on new ones and finish the album with a 23 minutes track!

I gave all to Pierre Vervloesem who added a few real basses, a bass solo and a nice ending on track 7, did the overall mix and mastering.

The Angel Particle track is just a simple 5 minutes violin take with a succession of notes from Phoebe slowed at 30 bpm which gives it almost a trumpet sound at times. This is perfect if you want to close your eyes and stop thinking.

For a better pleasure, listen to the whole album with headphones!"

Phoebe Tsang: all the violins - see also her solo album OUC019
Alinovsky: arrangements, keys, fake violins, percussions, pre-mixes
Pierre Vervloesem: added basses, spices, mix and mastering

More about Phoebe music and books: https://www.phoebetsang.com

Digital release on the 26th of August 2022.

Track listing:

1: Fire
2: Earth
3: Copper
4: Seal
5: Wood
6: Snow
7: Angel
8: The Angel Particle

9: Fire - alternative version - Bandcamp only bonus track

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Friday, 19 August 2022

ODG159 : Floy Krouchi - Núria Martínez-Vernis / Electrogenètica

 


Cover art by A.L., script drawing for the performance by Floy Krouchi


ODG159 : Floy Krouchi -  Núria Martínez-Vernis / Electrogenètica

Two stubborn explorers of their respective arts, music and poetry met at GTS for a concert/recital that resulted in an intense journey through the depths of artistic creation in May 2018.
A dragged and disturbing abecedary opened the Encounter in the Space Time. Núria Martínez- Vernis started the recital by shelling the letters of the alphabet with blasts and cacophonies while Floy Krouchi started her machinery producing sound waves skimming the ground, or even below, thus creating a dark and unhurried ambient, both dense and hypnotic only loosen in the short final encore. Krouchi and Martínez-Vernis, two “parallel worlds that understand each other from ear to ear,” weaved a deep recital, they cooked a rich magma as slow as bright that still reverberates on the walls of the venue, as well as on the arteries of the audience.

They have baptised their action Electrogenètica and the final result is a 38 minutes of music, voices and sounds that go deep in a sort of trance that hypnotises our ears.

Floy Krouchi

French bassist Floy Krouchi (see also OCD047), LEM’s resident artist in 2017 and 2018, is a renowned experimenter on the possibilities of her instrument, the sounds of which she modifies as she wishes thanks to electronic devices. Outstanding composer, she has worked with artists of several disciplines all over de world, performing sonic installations, web-art and music for dance and experimental cinema. 

Núria Martínez-Vernis

On the other hand, Catalan poet Núria Martínez-Vernis, with three published books and several prizes, is one of the most powerful voices if the current Catalan poetry, having performed in hundreds of recitals. She is currently immersed in the research of the stage possibilities of improvisation with words, being a pioneer in this field in our country.


Concert recorded live at the Gràcia Territori Sonor Headquarters, Barcelona, May 31, 2018, within the program of Encontres en l'Espai-Temps, improvisation sessions within the framework of Off LEM.

Floy Krouchi: Bass, electronics
Núria Martínez Vernis : Texts, voice
Direct sound: Irene Roca
Pre-master for the Archive: Albert Guitart
Mastering: Pierre Vervloesem
The photographs are by Cristian Vega.

Dedicated to Victor Nubla 

Meetings at l'Espai-Temps (EET): Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Improvisation are combined sessions of collective improvisation of artists from different disciplines: music, dance, poetry, narrative and acting, and visual arts. He raises the intersections between the arts of words, body, sound and drawing live when they come together in the same space-time through the improvisational grammars of those disciplines. It also includes readings, screenings and a combination of several of these activities, although mainly in their performative aspect. The year- round extension of this device allows it to adapt to the opportunities of touring artists and the possibilities of their interaction with local creators. Encounters in Space-Time (EET) are a perfect container for interdisciplinary, intergenerational and transnational experimentation and also allow local artists to be tracked for international exchanges as well as for programming at the LEM.

Digital release on the 19th of August 2022.

Track listing:

1: Electrogenètica (38 minutes)

Itunes, Spotify, etc:

https://bfan.link/electrogenetica

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Friday, 15 July 2022

OJP066 : Shinji Kikuchi / Guitalelistication

 

Cover art by A.L.


OJP066 : Shinji Kikuchi / Guitalelistication

Another lost masterpiece from Shinji Kikuchi (see also OJP043).

Shinji about his album:

"This instrumental album was recorded in 2000 when I just returned from Salvador Bahia in Brazil back in Japan.
I had to return to play with a musician from the Andes that I used to play with.
I like Andean music but I wanted to record  using my new skills learned while playing Brazilian music and jazz in Salvador Bahia.
I used a Yamaha "guitalele" which is like a ukulele but has 2 additional bass strings.
My ambition was to be endorsed by Yamaha to get money and make more albums in order to make this instrument"guitalele"famous but as you can guess I failed miserably.
Nevertheless I did live performances with another guitarist  and I sold this CD when performing with the Andean musician even though we were not playing any music from this album.
The album succeeded with some people but I was young and expected more reaction from the music world though my promotion skills were far from professional.
I recorded one more album with this style then when something different."

All music composed and all instruments played by Shinji Kikuchi on a Yamaha MD4 multi track recorder in his home studio in Kawasaki Kanagawa Japan.



Digital release on the 15th of July 2022.

Track listing:

1: Mamita
2: Caxa de agua
3: Winter gate
4: Birthday
5: Verguenza
6: Pentatonic love
7: Cigarra
8: Insanity
9: Humor
10: Frog
11: Los piratas

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Friday, 8 July 2022

OUC040 : Mathieu Babinot / Requiem

 

Cover art by Mathieu Babinot


OUC040 : Mathieu Babinot / Requiem

New album for French composer Mathieu Babinot (see also ODG124 and ODG141).

What he says about it:

'For me this album is not an album about mourning but more a retrospection on what sensorially could await us on the other side. It's like an inner journey on this great unknown, like a reflection of our fragile nature as human beings.

To write this album I based myself on parts of classical Requiem including Mozart, Fauré, Wagner and Vivaldi. I used them as a sound base by modifying them and then I added my own instruments and musical parts.'

Digital release on the 8th of July 2022.

Track listing:

1: Humatio (the burial)
2: Tenebris descensus (Dark Descent)
3: Gravibus ostium (Heavy gate)
4: Iudicium (The Judgment)
5: Lux (The Light)

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Friday, 1 July 2022

OPN006 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Live at Brass

 


Covert art by Domenico Solazzo


OPN006 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Live at Brass

6th release in the Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN!
Improvised and recorded LIVE AT BRASS, Brussels, Belgium, March 11th 201.

Line up:
Olivier Catala (bass)
Antoine Guenet (keyboards) - see also OCD041OCD042OCD043OCD049,ODG140 and ODG148
François Lourtie (alto, bass and soprano saxophones)
Marti Mèlia (bass and tenor saxophones)
Domenico Solazzo (drums, percussions, keyboards, laptop, loopstation, direction)

Sound engineer, postproduction & artwork: Domenico Solazzo

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Wednesday, 29 June 2022

OMT012 : Shabaaz Mystik / Water and Love

 


Cover art by Antoine Richard


OMT012 : Shabaaz Mystik / Water and Love

After giving us to his magnificent album (see OMT011) at the end of 2021, Shabaaz returns with a mini album which includes 2 remastered titles of Ndzimitik (Yoka and Ndzimitik), a remix from his very first album and 2 new titles.

Shabaaz Mystik once again gives birth to his vision of time and space through traces of life, words and music he composed for this EP.

A perfect fusion between urban rhythms, strong words (The Message - with a reggae vibe) and the poetry of his native land. Enjoy!

Digital release on the 29th of June 2022.

Track listing:

1: Yoka - Revised 2022
2: Nayabingui Poesia
3: Le Message
4: 7ème Symphonie - Intemporel Remix
5: Ndzimitik - Revised 2022

Mastering by Pierre Vervloesem.

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Friday, 24 June 2022

OVD059 : Pierre Vervloesem / Zgouing

 


Covert art by Pierre Vervloesem


OVD059 : Pierre Vervloesem / Zgouing

The world in 2022 as seen by Pierre Vervloesem with his usual humour and talent. 

A concept for everyone to have fun! Enjoy!

Digital release on the 24th of June 2022.

Track listing:

1: On va pas en faire tout un fromage
2: De la merde jusqu'au cul
3: On est pas sorti de l'auberge
4: C'est toujours ça que les boches n'auront pas
5: Ça laisse à désirer

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Friday, 17 June 2022

OVD061 : Alinovsky / Gulm Paranoia - Fum Mitag Biz Aunt

 


Cover art by Kiekebiche


OVD061 : Alinovsky / Gulm Paranoia - Fum Mitag Biz Aunt 

After the part one (see OVD060), from morning till noon, this is the second part of a day in the life of the Golem: from noon to the evening.

Enjoy!

Digital release on the 17th of June 2022.

Track listing:

1: Meyn harts klaft tsu shnel
2: Mal ikh veyn aoykh
3: Mal ikh tantsn aoykh
4: Krayz Prag fun dno tsu shpits
5: Tsurik tsum Rbin
6: Tsugreytung
7: Derkenung
8: Far der nakht

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Friday, 10 June 2022

OVD060 : Alinovsky / Gulm Paranoia - Fum Fartog Biz Mitag

 

Cover art by Kiekebiche


OVD060 : Alinovsky / Gulm Paranoia - Fum Fartog Biz Mitag


"During my early youth and when being impish, my mother used to call me Golem.
It stayed for a while and to this day I still have my best friend calling me Golemito at times.
While visiting Prague I of course went to visit the ghetto and learned more about Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the creator of the Golem.
A few months back during the pandemic I started to have this idea of some music about the Golem having second thoughts about his life and becoming paranoiac.
So I composed a few tracks which quickly became 16 and more than an hour long album. I decided to split it in a day life of the Golem: from morning till noon and from noon to night.
I then gave the tracks to Pierre who added his touch of genius to give the album his definitive touch.
I hope you will enjoy this journey!"
Alinovsky

This is the first part: From morning till noon.

Alinovsky: sounds and motions.
Pierre Vervloesem : guitars, basses, spices, remix and mastering.

All about the Golem here.

The movie Der Golem, 1920

Digital release on the 10th of June 2022.

Track listing:

1: Aveykaning
2: Mark shaping
3: Sfilh
4: Morgn geyn
5: Der rufn
6: Ven Rkhl shpilt aoyf der alter pyane
7: Ikh Bin Shpet
8: Gliklekh sus fum dem tog

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Friday, 3 June 2022

OPN005 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Night Sparkle - Live at PP Café



Cover art by Domenico Solazzo


OPN005 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Night Sparkle - Live at PP Café

5th release from this movable combo with some of the best Belgian rock and jazz musicians!
mprovised and recorded at PP Café, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, November 5th 2009

LINE UP:

Frédéric Becker (alto and tenor saxophones)
Pierrot Delor (percussions)
Antoine Guenet (piano) - see also OCD041OCD042OCD043OCD049,ODG140 and ODG148
Pierre Mottet (bass, effects)
Domenico Solazzo (drums, loopstation, direction)


Link to the complete concert video here.

Digital release on the 3rd of June 2022.

Track listing:

1: Night Sparkle
2: However
3: Catwalk (On Scrumbled Eggs)
4: Elvin
5: We All Have Buried Secrets
6: Men from Vega
7: Rail Strike
8: Ladybird
9: The Walking Worm
10: The Hitch-Hiker (Excerpt)
11: State Secret Privilege
12: Gratitude

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Friday, 27 May 2022

OVD058 : Pierre Vervloesem (feat. Ian Elders) / A Carbon Copy Of Secrets

 


Cover art by A.L.


OVD058 : Pierre Vervloesem (feat. Ian Elders) / A Carbon Copy Of Secrets

An envy from Pierre Vervloesem since a long time is finally realised! 

A complete carbon copy of A Saucerful of Secrets from Pink Floyd... a 2022 version that will take no age and that anyone will still enjoy to listen in 2100! Enjoy!

As he says:

'My new album is a note to note rendition of Pink Floyd "a saucerful of secret" but with no bass, no guitar, no bad drummer and the vocals of Ian Elders'

Pierre Vervloesem: the electronics, backing vocals
Ian Elders: the vocals

Digital release on the 27th of May 2022.

Track listing:

1: Let There Be More Light
2: Remember A Day 
3: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 
4: Corporal Clegg
5: A Saucerful Of Secrets 
6: See Saw 
7: Jugband Blues

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Friday, 20 May 2022

ODG158 : Orgonon Sound Machine / Methods to disappear 02

 

Cover art by A.L.


ODG158 : Orgonon Sound Machine / Methods to disappear 02

A 33 minutes tracks!

From the composer:

"Polluted soundscapes, noise of debris, musical slags of inexistent lives. God erased our consciousness and we forgot who we are and who we could be.  We can only dream and through the dreams we can try to remember again and then disappear."

Digital release on the 20st of May 2022.

Track listing:

1: Methods to disappear 02


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Friday, 13 May 2022

OJP065 : Ruben Van Rompaey feat. Toshinori Kondo / The Sakura Mixes Part.2

 

Cover art by A.L.


OJP065 : Ruben Van Rompaey feat. Toshinori Kondo / The Sakura Mixes Part.2

Second and final part of the remixes from the Tokyo Fusion album (see OJP057!
As beautiful and experimental as the Part.1 (see OJP061) and again a relecture of some of the tracks plus a lot of new ones!

Digital release on the 13th of May 2022.

Track listing:

1: One Night at Shin-Ohashi Bridge -, Pt. 3
2: Mind-blowing
3: Powers of Ten
4: Evening Rain
5: Mercury
6: Wave Spring
7: Echoes in the Mist

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Friday, 6 May 2022

OPN004 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Cycle Phase Two - Dawn of the New World

 

Cover art by Domenico Solazzo


OPN004 : Domenico Solazzo's PaNoPTiCoN / Cycle Phase Two -  Dawn of the New World

This 4th release in the PaNoPTiCoN series was recorded at Studio Molière in Brussels on June 17th 2009.  

The  post production was then made at Goddess Studio in July 2009.

LINE UP:

Jean-Pierre Bouquelle (alto saxophone, voice)
Olivier Catala (bass)
Michel Delville (electric guitar) - see also OCD041OCD042OCD043OCD049,ODG140 and ODG148
Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (baryton and sopranino saxophones, direction) - see also ODG043ODG044ODG099 and ODG110
Antoine Guenet (keyboards, direction) - see also OCD041OCD042OCD043OCD049,ODG140 and ODG148
Chervin Laporte (keyboards)
Pierre Mottet (bass, effects)
Rik Staelens (alto, soprano and tenor saxophones, direction)
Martine Verbrugghe (alto and soprano saxophones, voice)
Domenico Solazzo (drums, percussions, direction)

Sound engineer: Eric Renwart
Assistant engineer:  Matthieu Duvault 
Postproduction, editing, mixing, overdubds and artwork: Domenico Solazzo

Digital release on the 6th of May 2022.

Track listing:

1: Ashes Burning
2: Left in The Lurch
3: A Reminder
4: Sewer's Keeper
5: Ground & Sky
6: Pandemonia
7: Stormwatch
8: Spirits Arise
9: Dawn of A New World

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