Friday, February 26, 2016

ODX008 : Chaos of the Haunted Spire / Retail Jedi (Live at Trix - Live at Het Bos - Book, Vol.1)

Drawing by Bert Lezy, lay out by Dera Pigs


ODX008 : Chaos of the Haunted Spire / Retail Jedi (Live at Trix - Live at Het Bos - Book, Vol.1)

Finally available as one digital box, the three amazing albums fro Chaos of the Haunted Spire (see ORT010ORT012 and ORT014)! 
Fronted by Teun Verbruggen (FES and so many others) and Andrew Claes (STUFF / Brzzvll, Internal Sun ODG048)  and invited guest musicians (Pierre Vervloesem, Sickboy Milkplus...) in their search of the ultimate improvisation frontier !

original covers:

Live at Trix

Live at Het Bos

 Book, Vol.1

A video Live at Het Bos with Bert Lezy doing the cover:




Digital release on the 26th of February 2016

Track listing:

CD1: Live at Trix (1 to 5)/ Live at Het Bos (the rest):
1: Djez (feat. Sickboy Milkplus, Pierre Vervloesem)
2: Schpluf (feat. Sickboy Milkplus, Pierre Vervloesem)
3: Crjyz (feat. Sickboy Milkplus, Pierre Vervloesem)
4:  123 Piano (feat. Sickboy Milkplus, Pierre Vervloesem)
5: TSCHHH (feat. Sickboy Milkplus, Pierre Vervloesem)
6: Raarrr (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)
7: Telefoon! (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)
8: For S.P. (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)
9: For A.T. (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)
10: Pinball (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)
11: Black Bossa (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)
12: Ruhig (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)
13: Begrenst (feat. Teun Verbruggen, Andrew Claes, Pierre Vervloesem, Jurgen Desmet, Mirco Banovic)

CD2: Book, Vol.1 (feat.Teun Verbruggen and Andrew Claes):
1: Duke Bound by the Ever-Changing Marsh 
2: Forgotten Inquisitor That Rules in the Manse and Is Immersed in Enchantment
3: The Grandfather of Perfection and Snares
4: The Fourth Vermillion King Who Steals Dissolution
5: Screaming Duke 
6: The Courageous Dark Bodyguard Who Steals the Traitor
7: Eighth Infernal Sultanna of Enchantments and Magnificence
8: Third Blasphemous Grandfather That Gambles in the Titanic Pit
9: The Infamous Wicked Sleeper Who Betrays Fortune
10: Voulge of Bronze
11: Clock of Thunder
12: Perfection of the Purple Temple
13: The Angry Tsar with Eyes of Turquoise Who Abandoned the Ensorceled Citadel
14: The Seventh Wicked Hero of Atrocity and Magnificence 
15: Javelin of the Tunnels
16: OK Dan


Friday, February 19, 2016

ODX006 : The Camping Group / So wie wir heute dastehn - Vertrauen & Wohlstand

Cover art by A.L.


ODX006 : The Camping Group / So wie wir heute dastehn - Vertrauen & Wohlstand 

Finally available as a digital box, the two released album by The Camping Group (see ODG015 and ODG016).

The Camping Group (tCG) is Daniel Vujanic, the man behind so many different projects such as Baja (see ODX005), Nervous Lovers ( ODG001: Corpes for the Discodawn ), Ixtar, Gaop, Höhlenmusik or Mutterberg and his long time good friend Johannes Finke.


The band was founded in Stuttgart and is now based between Stuttgart (Vujanic) and Berlin (Finke).
They know each other since they were young teens playing Tennis and listening to Terence Trent D'Arbys "Wishing Well". Three Years later they ended up watching Babes In Toyland and began to talk seriously. They started producing Art in many ways, exhibitions, books, records, having
a publishing company, working on plays and installations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Johannes says about the band: " tCG is just bringing it together, for a small unique piece of unity and friendship. We are both collecting artefacts of life so working in tCG is sharing it all and earning this moments of pure awareness and revolutionary thoughts."

The CD1 is a compilation of their first released album and remixes/bonus tracks that were never released before. CD2 is their second album.
Original covers, artwork by Kiekebiche:




German pop at his best! Never before you had such a final mix of pop, hip-hop, post-rock, electro and future funk in one band. Daniel Vujanic one more time strikes with his originality and creativity! It's a hit!

More about Daniel Vujanic: Discogs bio
More about Johannes Finke: www.dasbiestberlin.blogspot.com

Digital release on the 19th of February.

Track listing:

CD1:
1) 1000 Jahre (remix)
2) Vertrauen & Wohlstand (Humanismus remix)
3) Null Null Europa
4) Regenbrauen
5) Wellengang
6) Seemanslied (remix)
7) Azoth
8) Feuerball
9) Alles Bleibt Nichts Geht (schädlings remix)
10) Dreckwasser Dub
11) Humanistenhorde / Jakobsmusghelweg
12) Wir Sind (geld funktionert)

CD2:
1) König
2) Die Neuen Gesetze
3) Schwerer Elefant
4) Wo Ist Heaven?
5) Woodstock
6) Immer Noch
7) Der Vollständigkeit Halber
8) Seemannslied
9) Fantasy Filmfest Girls
10) Party In den Dünen
11) Von Drei Mal Rot Zur Methode
12) Triumph Ist Trumpt
13) Was Macht
14) Du Bist Nur Ein Instrument
15) Trabanten Dub
16) Das Beben ( Treptow Zeitloch)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

OJP004 : Léo Dupleix / Signs

Photography by Margot Becka


OJP004 : Léo Dupleix / Signs

Léo Dupleix is an electronic musician, piano player, mainly working in the improvised and experimental fields.
Born in Paris (1988), graduated from Brussels Royal Conservatory (master degree in piano Jazz) and currently living in Tokyo, Japan. 
He uses electronic devices, computer, mixing board, pianet (electric piano from the 70’s), synthesizers, field recordings to create his music, and in parallel continue to devellop his own sound on the acoustic piano.
He is interested in both fields of improvisation with other musicians/artists or in solo, and composition. 
He is also playing the Pianet in the rock improv unit « Tandaapushi ».
He played/ collaborated with: Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Naoto Yamagishi, Pak Yan Lau, Lauri Hyvarinen, Ura Hiroyuki, Seijiro Murayama, , Laurens Smet, Yuji Ishihara, Kayu Nakada, Tomoyoshi Date , Louis Evrard, Kou Katsuyoshi, Rabito Arimoto, Daisuke Takaoka, Seppe Gebruers,, Akemi Nagao… among others.

Léo Dupleix

Digital release on the 12th of February 2016.

Track listing:

1: Champs
2: Eglise mouillée
3: Sine
4: Bulbe
5: Fi
6: 47
7: Semi

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ODX005 : Baja / Maps - Systemalheur - V

Cover art by A.L.

ODX005 : Baja / Maps - Systemalheur - V

Second (originally released on Stilll) and fifth (see ODG018) album from German master Daniel Vujanic under the name of Baja (discography). A mixture of pot-rock, avant-jazz, pop and German beats... a final way to discover this great talent!

A review of Maps / Systemalheur at the time:
Do not try to classify this release. It is impossible. So many boundaries are crossed through this album, so many genres and emotions... Glitch, electronica, jazz ? You may think of The Books in its approach of freedom.   
"It's not that Maps/Systemalheur resists being brainy. It's just that the intellectualism at work in Baja's music is located in the listening, detected in the way it emotes intelligently rather than intelligently references emotion. By making process and reward one in the same, mirroring the obstinacy and arbitrary nature of human emotions, Vujanic is using electronic music in a way that makes it less a statement about media or a contemporary discussion about subverting conventional songwriting than a tool of matter-of-factness; Vujanic is a Apollonian fully aware of the necessity of his Dionesian counterpart, returning us to a more fundamental discussion about how words may never encapsulate what it is we want to say, or how music makes us feel."  From Coke machine glow.com


as for V:
V is focusing on melody, musicianship, dynamics and atmosphere rather than on the display of postproduction wizardry or editing abilities. The 10 new compositions feature a warm and quite intimate pop-feel as well as the notorious jazz/ambient/folk/electronica  infested prog-post-rock, teaming up in order to create a kaleidoscopic, playful and at times even anthemic album full of surprises which surely acts as an epitaph as well as a shining pinnacle in vujanic´s work as Baja.
Featuring Daniel Kartmann (drums, vibes), Heiner Stilz (woodwinds), Berna Walter (strings) and Niels Roskamp (drums), some of the songs could even give you the feeling of listening to a jam between XTC and The Sea and Cake.
It's a must!

The original cover of Maps / Systemalheur:


Cover art by Jérôme Deuson

and V:

Cover art by Kiekebiche

Digital box release on the 5 of February 2016 at a bargain price.

CD1: Maps / Systemalheur
1: Maps (Fake Starts and False Alarms) / [Maps]
2: Meet Me at the Bridge (Don't Forget the Money aka Jugo Tropico) / [Maps]
3: Anatomy and Variation / [Maps]
4: Balkan Express, Pt. 3 / [Maps]
5: Insularidade / [Maps]
6: Small Scales /[Maps]
7: C'mon Roxy / [Maps]
8: Breakfast with Hostages (Anatomy and Variation Revisited) [Maps]
9: Noises in Between
10: Droma Waves (For History's Aroma) / [Systemalheur]
11; Realphabetizations / [Systemalheur]
12: Nona's Theme / [Systemalheur]
13: Systemalheur / [Systemalheur]
14: The Final Night of the Glimmercities / [Systemalheur]
15: Kamengrad (Mile & Deva) / [Systemalheur]

CD2: V
1: Arataxia
2: Tourist Damages
3: Double Betrayal Triple Fantasy
4: Echelon 
5: With Animal Eyes 
6: Motten Dub
7: The Future Ruins
8: Phosphoraneum
9: All We Need Is a Fire
10: XL Avis