Othin Spake new cd release
Two years after “the Ankh”, Othin Spake’s new album “Child of Deception and Skill” will be released 15th of May.
The material on the album is a complete free improvisation recorded in 2005 (at the same time the Ankh was recorded) at “Depot 214” by Joël Grignard.
In fact this music is recorded the second time the band came together.
Othin Spake decided to release two cd’s from that period (this one and their first concert in Archiduc later 2008) before releasing in 2009 a cd they recorded with guests Trevor Dunn, Shelley Burgon, Andrew d’Angelo, Magic Malik, Fred Vanhove, Andrew Claes and Bruno Vansina.
The music on “Child of Deception and Skill” was recorded at the very beginning of the band’s existence and is released as a document of how the band played at that time.
The music on the record is a full improvisation and is put on the record as it was played.
The incredible sound comes from producer-musician-soundman Pierre Vervloesem (X-Legged Sally, FES, PVTV and producer of numerous cd’s and bands). He mixed and mastered march 2008.
The sleeve of the record is a design by Filip Gheysen, the cd packaging a design of Peter Verbruggen and the infosheet a design by Teun Verbruggen.
This cd is a co production between Rat records and Glasvochtrecords
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Some info on Othin Spake:
In March 2005 drummer Teun Verbruggen (Jef Neve trio, Flat Earth Society...) invited the eccentric guitar player Mauro Pawlowski (dEUS, Somnambula) and piano-Rhodes wizard Jozef Dumoulin (Mäâk Spirit, Magic Malik, Octurn...) to play a single session based on pure improvisation. The result left most people wondering how to categorize what they had just heard and landed them gigs in Jazz Middelheim, the Petrol and the Flanders Jazz Meeting. Two years later the band have played at many Jazz venues both in Belgium and abroad, released the first cd of a trilogy and invited bass legend Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantomâs, John Zorn) and New York harpist extraordinaire Shelley Burgon to play at Bluenoterecordsfestival, Ghent.
They played with Fred Vanhove at Northseajazz and with Andrew d’Angelo at Motives for Jazz, Belgium.
They will release a cd with these guests in January 2009
Othin Spake past concerts:
17/11/2007 Motives Jazz Festival, Genk (feat. Andrew D’Angelo)
18/10/2007 PP Café, Brussels
28/09/2007 Glasvocht Label Night, Aalst
06/09/2007 Flemish Jazz Meeting, Bruges
15/07/2007 North Sea Jazz, Rotterdam (feat. Fred Van Hove)
12/07/2007 Blue Note Festival, Gent (feat. Trevor Dunn and Shelley Burgon)
10/07/2007 Spitz, London (feat. Trevor Dunn and Shelley Burgon)
06/06/2007 King Kong, Antwerp
05/05/2007: Play Festival, Hasselt
06/04/2007: H’Nita, Heist o/d Berg
14/02/2007: De Werft, Geel
02/02/2007: De Kreun, Kortrijk
01/02/2007: Den Hemel, Zichem
28/01/2007: Singel, Antwerpen
14/12/2006: Nijdrop, Opwijk
01/12/2006: CC Belgica, Dendermonde (Teun en Mauro in duo)
28/11/2006: AB, Brussels (in double bill with John Zorn’s Moonchild featuring Mike Patton)
24/11/2006: Luchtbal, Antwerp
23/11/2006: Vooruit, Gand
04/11/2006: Kunstencentrum België, Hasselt
16/05/2006: Walvis, Brussels
27/01/2006: Beursschouwburg, Brussels
26/01/2006: The Fanclub, Bissegem
02/09/2005: Flemish Jazzmeeting, Brugge
14/08/2005: Petrol, Antwerp
12/08/2005: Jazz-Middelheim, Antwerp
13/03/2005: Archiduc, Brussels