Saturday, March 17, 2018

ODG077 : Deadman Orchestra / Mix Tape for Film

Cover art by Erik Vermeulen

ODG077 : Deadman Orchestra / Mix Tape for Film

Since 1996 Youri Van Uffelen (Antwerp) makes music and soundscapes for theater, comic novels, art installations, film, ... Thanks to his studies in audiovisual arts, he is inclined to think in images, resulting in atmospheric music that tells its own story.
This time, it's another type of music than his 'Drawings In Sound' (see ODG062patronyme, as he composed 12 tracks for imaginary movies. The music mixes classical piano, guitars, sounds and at times some beats or drums. 
It's subtle and brings you quickly in another dimension!

Music by Youri Van Uffelen 
Keys & vocals on 'daughters' by Liesje & Yanna Van Uffelen 

Mastering by Uwe Teichert

Available as a limited edition tape released by Zesde Kolonne records , with custom artwork by Erik Vermeulen & concept by Luk Sponselee. Write to

Digital release on the 19th of March 2018.

Track listing:

1: 5 Am
2: Fuse
3: We Think
4: Shallow
5: For Aiko
6: Daughters
7: Too Much
8: The Machine
9: Pictures
10: And Feel
11: Lost Day
12: Too Little

Friday, March 16, 2018

Exclusive Pierre Vervloesem USB card release!

Exclusive Pierre Vervloesem release, The Art of Going Nowhere! 10 customized USB card only with 4x40 minutes tracks in wav, mp3 and pics. 15€ via paypal at:

OMT002 : Didan & Petit Pierre / MON CONGO ( Rendez-Moi Mon Congo!)

Cover art by DJeromebosch

OMT002 : Didan & Petit Pierre / MON CONGO ( Rendez-Moi Mon Congo!)

'MON CONGO' is a song about the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo)
It is not a nostalgic song asking to go back in time, but more asking about a bright future for this amazing country! 
Originally written by a Belgian Congo lover of the rumba music and re arranged by Didan & Petit Pierre for the occasion. 
The single will be followed by an album in May 2018.

Didan Dibwidi and Pierre Monongi Mopia featuring Malage de Lugendo, Toms Ntale, Muki Muindila, Alonzo Nzau. "Mon Congo" is a song by Jean Mikili. Musical direction : Toms Ntale. Video direction : Marco Zagaglia. Dancers : Furaya (Aniche, Jeremie, Tister, Joseph). Thanks to Kuumba (Matonge Elsene) Production : DJeromebosch.

The video:

Digital release on the 16th of March 2018.

Track listing:

1: MON CONGO ( Rendez-Moi Mon Congo!)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

OCD038 : James Brandon Lewis - Chad Taylor / Radiant Imprints

Covert art by Kiekebiche, paint by Anne Maizia

OCD038 : James Brandon Lewis - Chad Taylor / Radiant Imprints

Nothing as beautiful as following the course of an interesting, young musician, especially if he has planned not to sit with the suits. Tenor James Brandon Lewis made a furore with his trio in 2017.
On "radiant imprints" he is heard with master drummer Chad Edward Taylor. The result is free and soulful, and sometimes surprisingly catchy.
Radiant Imprints is a strong, soulful statement by musicians who possess baggage and technology, but also instinct, emotion and character. And with that you not only address the head, but also the heart.

James and Chad, pic by Laurent Poiget

James Brandon Lewis (b.1983) is a saxophonist, composer , and critically Acclaimed Artist that has received accolades from New York Times, Q Magazine and cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in 2013. Lewis has shared stages with Ken Filiano, Darius Jones, and Jason Hwang, William Parker, Hamiet Bluiett , Hamid Drake , Ravi Coltrane , Jimmy Heath Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Joe Lovano Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Anthony Coleman and many others.
James Brandon Lewis has been endorsed by Jazz legend Saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
"Promising young player with the potential to do great things having listened to the Elders”. – Jazz Magazine (France). 
Lewis attended Howard University and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

James Brandon Lewis, pic by Diane Allford

Chad Taylor, pic by Rob Miller

Chad Taylor (b. 1973) is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder ofthe Chicago Underground ensembles. 
Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago where he started performing professionally at the age of 16. 
Chad has performed with Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, Cooper-Moore, Pharoah Sanders, Marc Ribot, Peter Brotzmann, Malachi Favors and many others. 
Chad leads his own band Circle down which debut recording was given a 5 star review by All music.

4 out of 5 stars in All About Jazz! Read the review here, in Italian in Tracce di Jazz here and in Dutch in Volkskrant here!

A video of their live European tour late January 2018 (here in Charleroi), courtesy of Point Culture and Jérôme Henry:

About the paint on the cover, please visit the amazing site of Anne Maizia to see more of her great paintings here.

Physical and digital release on the 9th of March 2018.

Track listing:

1: Twenty Four
2: Loved One
3:With Sorrow Lonnie
4: Imprints
5: First Born
6: Radiant
7: Improve I


Thursday, March 1, 2018

OAS008 : Minyen Hsieh - Ying-Da Chen / Deng Nan-Guang In Black & White Live At New Narratives Film Festival 2016

Cover art by Ying-Da Chen

OAS008 : Minyen Hsieh - Ying-Da Chen / Deng Nan-Guang In Black & White Live At New Narratives Film Festival 2016

In the early days of cinema, silent movies were actually not silent. While a film was shown on screen, movie-goers would hear music accompaniment, often performed live by a pianist or even a small orchestra at the theatre. 
We revisit this practice by inviting two musicians, saxophonist Minyen Hsieh and guitarist Chen Ying-da, to provide a live soundtrack to archival film footage made by Deng Nan-guang, a pioneer in Taiwanese photography. 
This 8mm footage serves as a rare visual document of the lives of ordinary Taiwanese and reflects the colonial history and political situation during the 1930s and 40s.

Minyen Hsieh, is a highly regarded, award-winning Taiwanese saxophonist. The Taipei native, born in 1981, started to perform professionally at the age of 19, and studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels. There he studied with John Ruocco and Jeroen Van Herzeele. His strong improvisation skills and rich tone has made him a coveted player in several genres varying from: jazz, rock, hip-hop, electronic to avant-garde. Outside of Taiwan, Minyen has also been welcomed to grace stages through Japan, China, HK, Macau, Malaysia and more. He won the Taichung Saxophone Competition in 2012, and regularly contributes to various jazz, pop and experimental projects in Taiwan. His most recent recording is the well-received, best-selling "Firry Path" (2014).

Ying-Da Chen, guitarist and composer. Born and raised in Taiwan, received his classical music education in Taipei - Soochow University and jazz music education in Holland - Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduated in 2012 with high opinion of "High artistic level; personal, unpredictable approach and compositions”. Currently working and living in Taipei, performing and writing music is his daily life. 

Besides the jazz music playing, free improvisational music and contemporary music are also his strengths. His music can be described as beautiful, private, and unsocial, which can be heard on his award winning album "R.E.M MOODS"(JAZZHUS DISK/Jp-3119) and his new album in 2017 "Animal Triste"(SONY MUSIC 88985494902).

 Minyen Hsieh - Ying-Da Chen

謝明諺 Minyen Hsieh  / Saxophones, Penny Whistle  
陳穎達 Ying-Da Chen   / Guitar
special guest:   Luca Ciarla (Italy) / Violin :

Recorded by Trees Music & Art
Mixing & Mastering by Pierre Vervloesem
Record date: 2016-10-29 at 客家音樂戲劇中心  Hakka Music And Theater Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Photos by Yang Wenching, 孔子君

More about this performance, and the New Narratives Film festival 2016:
here and here.

special thanks to:
- Italian Economic, Trade and Cultural Promotion Office. 
- Taiwan Film Institute
- Hakka Music And Theater Center 
- Trees Music & Art

Digital release on the 23rd of February 2018.
Track listing:
1: Deng Nan-Guang, Pt. 1
2: Deng Nan-Guang, Pt. 2 ( Feat Luca Ciarla)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

It's physical CDs SALES at Off in March and April! 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    = 10€
2cds  = 18€
3cds  = 24€ + 1 free promo cd as a gift
4cds  = 28€ + 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

Just paypal at:

and write what you want!

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

And in Bandcamp:

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

And in Bandcamp:

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

And in Bandcamp:

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

And in Bandcamp:

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