Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ODG022 : They Call Me Mr. Fluff / Plastic People

                                                            Cover art by Lore Troch

ODG022 : They Call Me Mr. Fluff / Plastic People

'They Call Me Mr. Fluff' is a one-year-old instrumental trio with two guitars, drums, occasional synthezisers and samples.
With Londerzeel (situated between Brussels and Antwerp) as operating base, they tend to play some kind of kick-ass progressive violent electro-rock from outer space named zombie-beat, with an appetite for odd rhythms in unusual time signatures and complex but stunning harmonies. Nothing is unimaginable for these guys.
During the summer of 2013 they recorded their first EP 'Plastic People' at Pascal Snoeck's home studio in Ternat. The mixing and mastering was done by jedi master Pierre Vervloesem. The result makes us think of bands like 'Dub Trio' or 'Meshuggah', only differently.
Edger Van Rompaey : (bariton)guitar & synthesizers
Olivier Penu : drums & samples
Vitja Pauwels (also in Soldier Six, see OCD017 and  OCD030) : guitar & synthesizers 


One video:



Digital release only on the 31th of January 2014.

Track listing:

1) Rest Ur Dangerous You
2) Don't Tell Anyone
3) You Want It All
4) Moving Daylight
5) Hard Five
6) On a Sunny Day (She Left Me)
7) Cold-Eyed Death Stare


Friday, January 24, 2014

ODG021 : Roedelius & Christopher Chaplin / Live at Silencio - Paris


ODG021 : Roedelius & Christopher Chaplin / Live at Silencio - Paris

Third and final release of the Roedelius duets is the concert Roedelius (bio) and Christopher Chaplin, late son of Charlie Chaplin (herebiodiscogs) at Silencio in Paris on the 7th of December 2012.
The concert was part of the presentation of the sculpture-audio "Grateful Vanity" of designer/artists duo  Florence Deygas and Olivier Kuntzel with the music of Roedelius.
This concert was the following of a duet with Jean-Benoît Dunckel (from Air, see here) at Silencio in Paris on the 8th of September 2011 and another duet with Christoph H. Müller (from Gotan Project, see here) at The CDA in Enghien on February 15th 2012 They are to be released respectively on the 6th, 13th and 27th of January 2014.

This release sees also the last cover by Kiekebiche. He was the designer of all the covers and image of Off from the start till end 2013. Off wants to thank him again for all those beautiful images, involvement, time, creation and advices. Kiekebiche is going back to what he does best: painting! We will miss him and wish him all!

Track listing:

1) Live at Silencio - Paris ( 66 min)


                                                                      Christopher and Roedelius prior to the gig
                                                       



Friday, January 10, 2014

ODG020 : Roedelius & Christoph H. Müller / Live at the CDA - Enghien


ODG020 : Roedelius & Christoph H. Müller / Live at The CDA - Enghien

Second release from the Roedelius duets is the concert Roedelius (bio) and Christoph H. Müller from Gotan Project (hereGotandiscogs) did in Enghien at The Cda on February 15th 2012.
The concert was part of the presentation of the sculpture-audio "Grateful Vanity" of designer/artists duo  Florence Deygas and Olivier Kuntzel with the music of Roedelius.
This concert was the following of a duet with Jean-Benoît Dunckel ( from Air see here) and was followed by another duet with Christopher James Chaplin ( late son from Charlie Chaplin) at The Silencio on December 7th 2012. They are to be released respectively on the 6th, 13th and 27th of January 2014.

Track listing:

1) Live at The CDA - Enghien ( 54,49 min)

                                                    Roedelius and Christoph H. Müller


and a nice teaser of Roedelius and Mueller:



Thursday, January 2, 2014

ODG019 : Roedelius & Jean-Benoît Dunckel / Live at Silencio - Paris


ODG019 : Roedelius & Jean-Benoît Dunckel / Live at Silencio - Paris

First of the three Roedelius duets series to be digitally release is the fabulous concert Hans-Joachim Roedelius (herebiodiscogs) and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, half of world famous French band Air (biodiscogs) did at the select David Lynch Silencio club (here) in Paris on September 8th 2011.
The concert was part of the presentation of the sculpture-audio "Grateful Vanity" of designer/artists duo  Florence Deygas and Olivier Kuntzel with the music of Roedelius.

                                Pic of Florence, Olivier, Roedelius and the sculptures by Mohamed Khalil


Hans-Joachim Roedelius, born in Berlin in 1934, has long been regarded as a pioneer of ambient music. In the early 1970's his band Cluster made several recordings with Brian Eno. Since then, his extraordinarily prolific career has resulted in over 80 albums, many of them collaborations with musicians from all over the world. 

This is what Jean-Benoît said in an interview in "A certain view of life" on the fifth of October 2011:

Quelle expérience la plus forte avez-vous vécu cette année?
« Mon experience la plus forte a été musicale. J’ai fait un concert avec l’artiste Roedelius du groupe Cluster au Silencio et j’ai beaucoup aimé son détachement, sa facilité de jeu, sa façon d’approcher la musique . Liberté de faire sans nervosité ou appréhension, très détendu.
Finalement j’avais oublié que jouer de la musique doit être aussi un moment agréable, et que ce qu’on entend est le reflet de ce moment. J’ai acheté donc des coussins pour mon studio d’enregistrement. »

What was the strongest experience you have lived this year?
"My strongest experience was musical. I made a concert with the artist Roedelius (from the band Cluster) at Silencio and I liked a lot his detachment, his ease of play, the way he approaches music. Freedom to play without nervousness or apprehension, very relaxed.
Finally I had forgotten that to play music has to be also a pleasant moment and that we hear is the reflection of that moment. I thus bought pillows for my recording studio."

This concert was followed by a duet with Christoph H. Müller (from Gotan Project) at The CDA Enghien on February 15th 2012 and another duet with Christopher James Chaplin ( late son from Charlie Chaplin) at The Silencio again on December 7th 2012. They will be released respectively on the 6th, 13th and 27th of January 2014.

Track listing:

1) Silencio, Pt.1
2) Silencio, Pt.2
3) Silencio, Pt.3
4) Silencio, Pt.4
5) Silencio, Pt.5
6) Silencio, Pt.6 (after the track "The Shade" written by Eno, Moebius, Roedelius from the album "After the Heat")
7) Silencio, Pt.7 (after the track "By this River" written by Eno, Moebius, Roedelius from Eno's album "Before and after Science")
8) Silencio, Pt.8
9) Silencio, Pt.9
10) Silencio, Pt.10 (after the track " Wobbly Flu Twilight" written by Tim Story, Roedelius from the album "Lunz")
11) Silencio, Pt.11 (after the track "Murmering Mermaids" written by Tim Story, Roedelius from the album "Lunz")
12) Silencio, Pt.12
13) Silencio, Pt.13 (after the track "Clue" written by Tim Story, Roedelius from the album "Lunz")
14) Silencio, Pt.14
15) Silencio, Pt.15