Thursday, December 18, 2014

OVD011 : Pierre Vervloesem - john Litton Baroï / Shanti ( Remastered )


OVD011 : Pierre Vervloesem - John Litton Baroï / Shanti (Remastered)

Eighth in a chronological series of 11 digital only remastered releases (6 solo (5 augmented with bonuses, lives and remixes), 1 duo, 1 unreleased duo and 3 pots-pourris (with absolutely every tunes possible ever recorded by Pierre and never released)) and coming at the pace of one every month is the never released second duo album from Pierre Vervloesem and John Litton Baroï: Shanti (2003).

In 2001, Pierre Vervloesem (bio) met John Litton Baroï (bio) in Brussels. 
The result: Zala Zala (OVD007), an album that mixes with subtlety west and east instruments, modern beats and tradition, pulse and emotion, never loosing his Asian roots.

In 2003, John came back to Pierre with new songs and asked him to arrange and produce again his next album. Only this time, he decided to sing in English to reach more people and gain a better access to the 'pop' world.

For whatever reason, the album was finally never released.
Here it is at last completely remastered.

John Litton Baroï: Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonium 
Pierre Vervloesem: Guitar, Bass, Programming 

Digital release on the 22th of December 2014.

Track listing:
1) Shanti
2) I Have Touch
3) No I Don't Want 
4) I Sing
5) You Will Be Blessed 
6) After All 
7) No One
8) In My Mind 
9) This Is My Life 
10) Provou

Robert Edwin, Pierre Vervoesem and Incidental Music digital prices changed !!!

Hello to all!
I just noticed that all the prices that were asked for the double ( Robert Edwin and Pierre Vervloesem remastered series) or triple ( all the Incidental Music volumes ) releases were all wrong and outrageously expensive on most Itunes and all as they simply rase the prices 2 or 3 times. It as been corrected in all the metadata bases and should take a few days to be normally back to 9,99 - 11,99 at the most.
As only one album from all the titles was sold at a high price, I hope the buyer will not be angry but in the contrary happy to give more to the artist than the usual 3$...
Very sorry for that bug, but this will not happen again as I learned now which button not to forget to point out in order not to have the asked price changed.
So for all of you who wanted to listen to those great albums but where driven away by the prices, wait one week than make yourself nice presents for X-mas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ORT011: Stalhmus Delegation / When stoke stokes (Live at Rockerill Charleroi)


ORT011: Stalhmus Delegation / When stoke stokes (Live at Rockerill Charleroi) 

One more time, Teun Verbruggen (bio and all), probably one of the best Belgian jazz drummer in another formula! 
This time joined by multi star Mauro Pawlowski (biohome, Deus, Evil Superstars, The Love Substitutes) on guitar and Jean DL (bio) on second guitar. 
This is a live recording in Charleroi. 
Total improvisations, total madness, total pleasure!

Already released as a 98 numbered K7 copies (RAT029) on Rat records Here
Digital release on Off on the 15th of December 2014.

Track listing:

1) SD1
2) SD2
3) SD3
4) SD4
5) SD5
6) SD6
7) SD7


Sunday, December 7, 2014

ODG032 : Incidental Music Vol.3 / Sense Station

                                                               cover art by A.L.

ODG032 : Incidental Music Vol.3 / Sense Station

In August 2014, Off records was fortunate enough to find back K7 tapes recorded back to a 4 track cassette by Jack Ison in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo between 1987-1998. 
Jack plays all: guitar, found sounds, drum machine, effects. It's a private work and demos, experiments and moments of sensitivity conjured from humble sources. 
It refers to other worlds or dream worlds as songs, ques, excerpts, montages and loops and it is perhaps a soundtrack for kinetic art ...... music for mobiles.
Ambient music? Possibly. Interesting sounds? Definitively. Exciting tracks? Absolutely!
This is the volume 3 in a series of 3.
You can read about Vol.1 here and Vol.2 here.

Digital release only on the 8th of December 2014.

Track listing:

CD1:
1) 5th
2) 7th
3) Acts
4) Appearance
5) Atom
6) Chance
7) Cryptic
8) Cube
9) Curve
10) Described
11) Diminishing

CD2:
12) Expiration
13) Fabric
14) Film
15) Guise
16) Impulse
17) Last
18) Layer
19) Locust
20) Minus
21) Of Motto
22) Ornament

CD3:
23) Quieter
24) Shorthand
25) Silver
26) Substitude
27) Temporary
28) Theory
29) Traders
30) Transport
31) Unit
32) Verb



Friday, November 28, 2014

OVD010 : Pierre Vervloesem / Rude ( Remastered & Augmented )


OVD010 : Pierre Vervloesem / Rude ( Remastered & Augmented )

Seventh in a chronological series of 11 digital only remastered releases (6 solo (5 augmented with bonuses, lives and remixes), 1 duo, 1 unreleased duo and 3 pots-pourris (with absolutely every tunes possible ever recorded by Pierre and never released)) and coming at the pace of one every month is the fabulous sixth solo album from Pierre Vervloesem: Rude (2005).

The album has been remasterd and augmented with no less than 13 bonuses and demo songs.

Review by François Couture in All Music:
It's tempting to call Rude one of Pierre Vervloesem's most straightforward albums. But it would be as meaningless as trying to agree on which album by Frank Zappa is his most simple. One thing is sure; in general, Rude features a more stripped-down, rock-on approach that certainly has to do with the fact that its basic tracks were all recorded in two days. Vervloesem sticks to an instrumental rock quartet and limits his overdubs to one or two in most tunes ("Rue Wéry" is one of a handful of blazing exceptions). For this new solo endeavor, the unsung guitar hero recruited old X-Leggeg Sally colleague Peter Vandenberghe on keyboards and a new rhythm section consisting of bassist Nicolas Dechêne and drummer Renaud Van Hooland. A 69-minute, 14-piece platter, Rude refuses to stand still. The listener is bounced back and forth between acutely difficult avant-prog, metal, jazz, reggae, and guitar-shredding rock & roll. References to King Crimson, Doctor Nerve, Lukas Simonis, the omniscient Zappa and, surprisingly,  Steamboat Switzerland are in order. Highlights include the doom-laden, organ-driven "Titanic Again," where Vandenberghe does an astute impression of Steamboat’s Dominik Blum; the very complex "Greener" (the longest piece at nine minutes); the horribly titled "Pee Detector," and "My Flemish Period," the latter an action-packed Zappa-esque tune with touches of dub and hardcore, if you can imagine that. Dechêne is a highly creative bassist, often opting for the less-frequented path, a perfect match for Vervloesem's guitar work. It is rare to find a guitarist who has a signature sound yet never seems to repeat himself and writes with an impressive resourcefulness.

Two great reviews here and here.

The original cover art:


And some pics from the 2 days recording sessions at Rising Sun Studio:

 Renaud Van Hooland

Peter and Pierre

 Nicolas Dechêne

 Nicolas and Pierre

 Them

 Them

Pierre being Rude

Track listing:

CD1:
1. Disquiet
2. Titanic Again
3. N 'Roll
4. Experimental Dentition 

5. Born To Be White
6. Greener
7. My Flemish Period
8. Tubular Belge 
9. Emile Zola's Jacuzzi
10. Canadair
11. Rue Wéry
12. Add God To Your Misery
13. Pee Detector
14. St. Guidon


CD2: Bonuses:
1. Disquiet (demo)
2. Titanic Again (demo)
3. N 'Roll 
(demo)
4. Experimental Dentition 
(demo)
5. Born To Be White (demo)
6. Greener 
(demo)
7. My Flemish Period 
(demo)
8. Tubular Belge 
(demo)
9. Emile Zola's Jacuzzi 
(demo)
10. Canadair 
(demo)
11. Rue Wéry 
(demo)
12. Add God To Your Misery 
(demo)
13. Pee Detector 
(demo)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

ODG031 : Incidental Music Vol.2 / Subs

                                                                Cover art by A.L.

ODG031 : Incidental Music Vol.2 / Subs

In August 2014, Off records was fortunate enough to find back K7 tapes recorded back to a 4 track cassette by Jack Ison in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo between 1987-1998. 
Jack plays all: guitar, found sounds, drum machine, effects. It's a private work and demos, experiments and moments of sensitivity conjured from humble sources. 
It refers to other worlds or dream worlds as songs, ques, excerpts, montages and loops and it is perhaps a soundtrack for kinetic art ...... music for mobiles.
Ambient music? Possibly. Interesting sounds? Definitively. Exciting tracks? Absolutely!
This is the volume 2 in a series of 3.
You can read about Vol.1 here and Vol.3 here.

Digital release only on the 24th of November 2014.

Track listing:

CD1:
1) About
2) Answer
3) Around
4) Assign
5) Axes
6) Background
7) Becoming
8) Can't
9) Conjunction
10) Construct
11) Creation
12) Detector
13) Either Past
14) Essay

CD2:
1) Exact Error
2) Fashion
3) Flux
4) Granulation
5) Instinct 
6) Makeshift 
7) Not One and Not Any 
8) Otherway 
9) Painted 
10) Pink Rip Silver Star 
11) Powder 
12) Resonance 
13) Ring

CD3:
1) Scope 
2) Sense Station 
3) Serial 
4) Shadow 
5) Suffix 
6) Temple 
7) Tinker 
8) Unseen 
9) View 
10) With 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

ODG030 : Incidental Music Vol.1 / Incidental Music

Covert art by A.L.

ODG030 : Incidental Music Vol.1 / Incidental Music

In August 2014, Off records was fortunate enough to find back K7 tapes recorded back to a 4 track cassette by Jack Ison in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo between 1987-1998. 
Jack plays all: guitar, found sounds, drum machine, effects. It's a private work and demos, experiments and moments of sensitivity conjured from humble sources. 
It refers to other worlds or dream worlds as songs, ques, excerpts, montages and loops and it is perhaps a soundtrack for kinetic art ...... music for mobiles.
Ambient music? Possibly. Interesting sounds? Definitively. Exciting tracks? Absolutely!
This is the volume 1 in a series of 3.
You can read about Vol.2 here and Vol.3 here.

Digital release only on the 17th of November 2014.

Track listing:

CD1:
1) Arrow
2) Blessed
3) Center
4) Climbing
5) Dawn
6) Edges
7) Fever
8) Former
9) Geometry
10) Isolated
11) Leisure
12) Maze
13) Module
14) Narrative

CD2:
1) Orbital
2) Photograph
3) Postscript
4) Reflection
5) Remote Past
6) Sequel
7) Shade
8) Snow Print
9) Subject
10) Synonym
11) Testament
12) Transmission
13) Verse