Friday, February 16, 2018

ODG076 : Boxface / Doors

Cover art by Boxface

ODG076 : Boxface / Doors

Matthew James, aka Boxface, returns with a new album! 
Doors is an instrumental, genre-bending voyage through lush sonic landscapes, down dark, distant hallways, and past the outer reaches of infinite space.
Though there are still angry and powerful piece typically Boxface, this time except for one song, there is no vocals. 10 instrumental pieces going through many genres, from psychedelic to prog to electronics to folk to... here is to you to discover which facette of Boxface you like best! I'm for all his styles!!!


A note from Boxface:
"This piece has an interesting history. It wasn't originally supposed to be a Boxface album at all. I wanted to explore the different aspects of sound and to do so, I imagined walking down a hallway lined with doors. Each door I would walk through would transport me to a unique auditory realm. I walked through fields of wheat, lifted into space where I found myself isolated in the cold cosmos, and buried myself in walls of relentless pummeling distortion. The more invested into this project I became, the more I started to realize that this project had taken on a life of its own. It had the weight of a full LP and must be treated as such. To cap off the 9 song suite of shorter pieces, I added 2 pieces that culminated everything learned on this journey. Pools takes the softer, ambient side, and Infinity fills the air with everything loud and raucous while also serving as a tribute to stoner metal anthems. I poured my sweat and blood into this release, and I hope you allow yourself to become immersed in the journey it entices."

Digital release on the 16th of February 2018.

Track listing:

1: Doors
2: Sedona
3: Angelicals
4: Liftoff!
5: Cosmos
6: Pond
7: Flux
8: Caterpillar
9: Threadbare
10: Pools
11: Infinity

Saturday, February 10, 2018

ODG078 : Veda / Preface

Cover art by David Crunelle

ODG078 : Veda / Preface

Based on their own interpretation of James M. Cain’s classic novel “Mildred Pierce”, Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock and Alwntr team up and deliver a dystopian soundtrack to one of the greatest American stories of the 20th century. They both imagine alternative chapters that draw Mildred’s fate into murder, poisonous gardening, humiliation and vengeance.

Veda is:
Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock (Baby Fire (see OCD018 and OCD033), von Stroheim, LAS vegas (see OCD024), etc.) and Alwntr (ex-OMSQ). Cécile Gonay (Seesayle, Baby Fire) will be a recurring guest on violin.

Digital release on the 9th of February 2018.

Track listing:

1: Rain
2: Lullaby
3: Here

Friday, February 2, 2018

OJP025 : Ryouko Aomasa (feat. Robert Edwin) / Divine Fox Dance

Cover art by Robert Edwin

OJP025 : Ryouko Aomasa (feat. Robert Edwin) / Divine Fox Dance 

After releasing 'FRAME' last December (see OJP024) where she was featured on a Robert Edwin song and which was one of their first collaboration, Ryouko Aomasa wrote more piano pieces. This time, Robert added just a few of his typical signature sounds, like a bit of spices, and mixed the tracks in order to keep the purity of Ryouko San piano play.

She studied the piano as a child but didn’t play it for many years. Instead she went on learning Koto and Shamisen from various teachers, among others the living national treasure Masatoru Imafuji, and made a career as a traditional Japanese music player with those instruments.

It is only five years ago that she was invited to collaborate on the piano with a Shakuhachi player.
She then started to collaborate and play with singers, dancers for the last years.

It is her first time to compose properly songs. Her approach is free, based on her foundations of traditional music.

As Ryouko says: "In music, there is a wonderful thought for the sound itself, even the sounds that I am sending. I always think that I have a willingness to separate from myself. I want to know where the sound is born and where I want to go."

 Ryouko Aomasa

For Robert Edwin, see also OCD008ODG006 , ODG027 and OJP016.

Digital release on the 2nd of February 2018.

Track listing:

1: Proud Steps
2: Divine Fox Dance
3: Frame
4: Howling of Skinny Wolf
5: Shadow Traces

Friday, January 26, 2018

OUC011 : Osinski / Theosophische Werke

Cover art by Carlo Giustini - A.L.

OUC011 : Osinski / Theosophische Werke

I leave Italian musician Carlo Osinski speaks about his music:

"These compositions are free from any kind of musical dogma, such as phrasing, rhythm, chorus or leitmotif. 
They should be interpreted as contemporary, ritual Haikus. 
The white noise that fills our everyday routine is here exalted. 
Through improvised sonic expression we resume contact with the Father / Son Archetype. 
In shamanic tradition, songs and music have no author. Sounds and notes come from the Spirits to the Tsaman through dreams or through trans phases. The Shaman thus becomes a Channel for the voice of the Great Spirit. His job is to become a stick for the great cosmic drum of existence. This concept is also found in Indian tradition, where the Spirit speaks to us playing music through Krishna’s flute. Same thing happened in the days of the Neolithic, when music did not have any author, the sound and the songs singed by man were considered nothing but the voice of the spirits. 
All sounds in this EP are not attributable to the musician itself, but have to be conceived as the voice of an invisible, but present and persistent, realm around us. That's why all sounds you hear are first takes, no exception. They are the result of direct contact with an improvised and artistic energy form. 
For this reason, this EP is deliberately against any musical canon (an artifact of human experience itself) and fully embraces the Hermetic / Theosophical concept of hacking the "true" to unravel the false and the illusion. 
The Sound of Theosophische Werke becomes a representation of internal vibratory motion and drifting of the Akashic Records. 

Notes : 
This work is best enjoyed through solitary listening, headphones, semi darkness or blindfolded. 
It should be used as a tool for meditation, rituals, studying, reading (sacred lectures, bohemian poetry) and also: cooking, love making, plant feeding, plant consuming. 
Abstract-Sound Collage- Meditative- Contemporary Shamanism- Ritualistic- Field Recording- Improvisation- Channeling 
Field Recordings: 
Quartiere di Santa Maria del Sile, Parco di Villa Letizia, Chiesa di San Giuseppe (Treviso, Italy) "

Carlo Osinski

Digital release on the 26th of January 2018.

Track listing:

1: Theosophische Werke, Part.1
2: Theosophische Werke, Part.2
3: Theosophische Werke, Part.3
4: Theosophische Werke, Part.4
5: Theosophische Werke, Part.5

Thursday, January 11, 2018

ORT21 : Teun Verbruggen - Jozef Dumoulin - Nate Wooley - Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / KaPSalon

Cover Art: Painting : Wannes Lecompte / layout : Peter Verbruggen

ORT21 : Teun Verbruggen - Jozef Dumoulin - Nate Wooley - Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / KaPSalon

When not playing as BOAT - The Bureau of Atomic Tourism (see ORT004ORT006 and ORT015), Teun Verbruggen and his friends becomes a quartet with Teun on drums and objects, Jozef Dumoulin on Fender Rhodes, Nate Wooley on trumpet and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on double bass.

KaPSalon was recorded live at Jazz Middelheim in 2014 by Roel Snellebrand and mixed / mastered by Richard Comte in Paris in 2015.

You can purchase the vinyl directly at Rat Records here.

Digital release on the 12th January 2018.

Track listing:

1: Walter First
2: otto
3: MB

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's physical cds SALES at Off in January and February! ENJOY!

It's physical cds SALES at Off in January and February! ENJOY!

For the next two months, Off offers all physical cds at special prices!

1: From the Main series (see catalogue page), for OCD001 to OCD034:

1cd    =  8€
2cds  = 15€
3cds  = 20€ + 1 free promo cd as a gift
4cds  = 25€ + 1 free DVD of Lomahongva as a gift

Worldwide shipping included

2: From the Pierre Vervloesem Presents series (see catalogue page): for OPV001, 002, 006, 008, 009, 010:

Same as above for 1/2/3 or 4 cds - Worldwide shipping included + gift

For The CK Theory box : with 4 cds inside - 12€ with worldwide shipping (no gift)

3: From the Rat-Off series (see catalogue page): for ORT002, ORT018 and ORT020

Same as the main series for 1/2/3 or 4 cds - Worldwide shipping included + gift

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