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Eclectic Maybe Band: Bars Without Measures (Discus)

Creating structured works from real time improvisations, Guy Seger's (Univers Zero) large ensemble of absolutely impressive players breaks down to smaller grouping to record the layers of each piece, which Seger then uses as raw material for each finished piece, as elements of rock, jazz, composed, and experimental forms merge into accomplished and engaging compositions.
 

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Julie Tippetts-vocals

Dani Klein-vocals

Sibel Dincer-vocals

Pierre Bernard-flute

Piet Van Bockstal-oboe

Stephan Kohr-bassoon

Martin Archer-saxello

Dirk Descheemaeker-clarinet, bass clarinet

Joe Higham-Clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone

Mark Bogaerts-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Dave Newhouse-baritone saxophone

Jean Pierre Soarez-Trumpet

Franck Cottret-trombone

Marianne Denoia-violin

Cecile Broche-violin

Ariane Plumerel-violin

Forrest Fang-processed violin

Thierry Zaboitzeff-cello

Daniel Vincke-Saz, vocals

Michel Delory-guitar

Pierre Vervloesem-guitar

Michel Delville-guitar

šngel Ontalva-guitar

Matvi Bilis-guitar

Guy Segers-bass, virtual instruments

Andy Kirk-keyboards

Catherine Smet-keyboards

Sean Rickman-drums

Fabrice Owerzarzak-drums

Dirk Wachtelaer-drums


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UPC: 5051078007120

Label: Discus
Catalog ID: 159CD
Squidco Product Code: 34192

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at De Studio, in Asse, Belgium, by Dirk Miers; at Aregine, in Brussels, Belgium, by Guy Segers. Additional recordings made in variou places by the artists.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Eclectic Maybe Band is the creation of Guy Segers, a player / composer / producer first prominent as bassist with legendary band Univers Zero, and subsequently active in many live and studio projects.

Bars Without Measures continues the band's established tradition which brings together detailed studio work with the creativity of real time improvisation. Using different groupings from within a large ensemble cast, which includes many well-known names, Guy has created an album where tracks are drawn from live improvisation in the studio are mixed with created from the ground up, with players adding their composed or improvised parts one at a time. In both cases Guy assumes the role of master arranger, taking the improvisations as raw material and sculpting them into finished pieces.

This richly detailed forth release from EMB takes the listener on a journey through rock, jazz, electronic and abstract landscapes packed with detail."-Discus Music


Artist Biographies

"Julie Tippetts (born Julie Driscoll, 8 June 1947) is an English singer and actress, known for her 1960s versions of Bob Dylan and Rick Danko's "This Wheel's on Fire", and Donovan's "Season of the Witch", both with Brian Auger and The Trinity. Along with The Trinity, she was featured prominently in the 1969 television special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, singing "I'm a Believer" in a soul style with Micky Dolenz. She and Auger had previously worked in Steampacket, with Long John Baldry and Rod Stewart.

"This Wheel's on Fire" reached number five in the United Kingdom in June 1968. With distortion, the imagery of the title and the group's dress and performance, this version came to represent the psychedelic era in British rock music. Driscoll recorded the song again in the early 1990s with Adrian Edmondson as the theme to the BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous, the main characters of which are throwbacks to that era.

Since the 1970s, Driscoll has concentrated on experimental vocal music. She married jazz musician Keith Tippett and collaborated with him and now uses the name Julie Tippetts, adopting the original spelling of her husband's surname. She took in Keith Tippett's big band Centipede and in 1974 sang in Robert Wyatt's Theatre Royal Drury Lane concert. She released a solo album, Sunset Glow in 1975; and was lead vocalist on Carla Bley's album Tropic Appetites and also in John Wolf Brennan's "HeXtet".

Later in the 1970s, she toured with her own band and recorded and performed as one of the vocal quartet Voice, with Maggie Nichols, Phil Minton, and Brian Eley.

In the early 1980s, Julie Tippetts was a guest vocalist on an early single by pop-jazz band Working Week, on the song "Storm of Light", which brought them to the attention of a wider audience."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Driscoll)
6/10/2024

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"Martin Archer was born in Sheffield, England, in 1957. He started playing saxophone at age 15 and first got active on the Sheffield improvisational scene in 1973. In the early '80s, he recorded an LP with Bass Tone Trap, his first group. In 1983 he formed the saxophone quartet Hornweb, which, in ten years of existence, released three albums. It is during that time that Archer released his first solo album, Wild Pathway Favourites (1988) and founded the Discus label on which he since releases all his music.

In 1993, he disbanded Hornweb and turned to synthesizers and sequencers while shifting his activities from stage to studio. He developed a compositional approach in which he records improvisers soloing, then manipulates this raw material, combining it with electronics and structuring it into a whole new piece. This technique is illustrated on Wild Pathway Favourites, Ghost Lily Cascade (1996), and Pure Water Construction (with bassist Simon H. Fell, released in 1999). Later works such as Winter Pilgrim Arriving (2000) moved toward more constructed and less abstract pieces, even making room for melodies and rhythm tracks at times.

Apart from his solo work, Archer is also involved in Ask, a duo with guitarist John Jasnoch, and Transient v Resident, an ambient electronics project with Chris Bywater."-All Music, François Couture



"Martin Archer is a composer / improviser who is equally at home on stage or in the studio. His own distinctive saxophone playing is rooted in AACM jazz. Through his use of keyboards and electronics, and as a studio producer, he extends this interest into extended song form and leftfield rock music. He is also co-director of the uncategorisably avant choir Juxtavoices.

His principle music work is the Discus Music label, the imprint for his various releases, notably by the groups described below.

His current jazz based projects include Engine Room Favourites (current a 4 drummer, 14 piece big band), Story Tellers (6 piece group including shaman instruments alongside the conventional instruments), plus various ad hoc smaller groups. All of these are strongly aligned with AACM tradition and teaching.

Archer has a long running duo with veteran vocalist Julie Tippetts. Each of their highly acclaimed CD releases deliberately explores song from a different perspective - the duo aims to be truly progressive, and takes in elements from jazz, rock, soul and pure abstraction.

Archer's main live performance vehicle is the trio Inclusion Principle with Herve Perez and Peter Fairclough. The group operates in a space between electronics, nu-jazz, contemporary electroacoustic music and free improvisation. In performance you will hear pure jazz skill, electronic beats and areas of texture and abstraction all seamlessly woven into a fascinating and constantly shifting tapestry of sound.

The sprawling Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere was formed by Archer as an improvising rock group with shades of Terry Riley, Magma, Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, very much in the progressive / krautrock tradition, and noted for its large scale string, horn and vocal arrangements.

Also in rock music, Archer is a member of the USA based heavier than plutonium prog / sludge / zeuhl group Combat Astronomy under the direction of Jamie Huggett.

Surprising, delighting and occasionally alarming audiences for a number of years now, Juxtavoices is a 30 piece choir for mainly untrained voices co directed by Archer with Alan Halsey which has racked up dozens of performances and issued three CDs.

This eclectic combination of sources and highly individual applications makes Archer a unique inhabitant of the school of English maverick composer / improvisers. "-Discus

-All Music, Discus Records (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/martin-archer-mn0000146946)
6/10/2024

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"Joe Higham (Boston, UK, 1960). Tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, B flat clarinets

After studying sculpture at the Brighton College of Art & Design he went to the CAT in Newcastle (now the Newcastle University) where he graduated in Light Music (nowadays called jazz). Several years later, whilst visiting friends and playing concerts in Brussels (1988), he discovered that the Brussels Conservatory was opening a new jazz section and decided to follow the courses -4 years- given by Belgian musicians such as Steve Houben, Jean Louis Rassinfosse and Bruno Castellucci, ending up with a first prize in saxophone and a diploma in Jazz Studies.

Whilst at the Brussels Conservatory, he naturally became involved in the Brussels jazz scene, playing with many of the local musicians who were heavily centered around two places 'Travers' and 'The Kaai'. These clubs were a central meeting point for jam sessions and in the case of the Kaai more experimental music. It was here that Joe was able to meet and play with such players as, Hein Van De Geyn, Eric Legnini, Phillip Aerts, Bo Vanderwerf, Sebastiaan De Krom. During that period he also studied with John Roucco, one of the father figures of modern saxophone in Belgium and Holland.

After the Conservatory, Joe started playing with many different groups -jazz group Francois Decamps 'Hamp Digs Ham', local brass band 'Combo Belge', blues-soul group 'Odex Protocole' (see projects page for more info), punk-jazz group (with Geoff Leigh of Henry Cow), 'The Morton Fork Gang', and the m-base influenced Thomas & Co, formed by actor/singer Olivier Thomas around the rhythm section of Aka Moon (CDs include: 'Singulier des Pluriels' and 'Le Second Soufle De Josaphat') and the collective trio 'The Jazz Project', which played in residency at the Brussels 'Phil's Bar' for two years.

He has also played (or been involved) more recently with many groups. Some of these are : The Wrong Object, Marc Lelangue's Heavy Muffalettas, Eric Fusillier 4tet, PHP, Abdeli, Valve (featuring Bai Kamara jnr), Chris Menten's Jazz Van, and theatre group with Josse De Pauw, Jan Kuijken, Peter Vandenberghe, Pierre Vervloesem, Eric Thielemans and Angelique Willkie in Liefde.

He also studied Arabic music on the ney with Hamid Al Basri - one of the oldest and most respected teachers of Arabic music in Europe. This led to Joe spending more time playing the Arabic ney in the classical music ensemble based at the 'Centre Culturel Arabe'. He also became involved in the Jewish klezmer rock group 'Yiddish Tantz Rivayvele' (CD: Le Monde est un Village - Radio Nomade Vol 4. RTBF productions). These experiences eventually led to the creation of Joe's own group Al-Orkesta.

Joe also studied with Charlie Banacos until his untimely death in 2009. Following these courses kept new ideas and concepts developing in his playing, and at the same time helped maintain a certain discipline for practice routines.

In recent years Joe has spent more time developing improvised music projects such as OPen Source with Hugo Antunes, Augusto Pirroda and Jakob Warembol developing true collective in a group format. Joe has also been spending much time study electro acoustic composition, working with Roald Baudoux on a project known as The Man with the Glass Nose. This project develops the use of sound manipulation with live performance using Max/MSP and Pure Data along with live instruments and voice and also points to a new direction for possible perormance projects. Joe has been following workshops at the Mons University section known as Creactif-Numediart working on developing 'Pure Data' together with live music performance.

As a way of developing (and researching) his interest in the historical, anthropological and scientific aspects of music, Joe returned to university in 2012 to study an MA in musicology at the Catholic University of Louvain. He is specializing in the development of computers in music, archeoacoustics and the history of noise through the ages .... among other things!"

-Joe Higham Website (https://www.joehigham.com/docs/biography.htm)
6/10/2024

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Dave Newhouse is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer member of Muffins. He was born in 1953 in Hawaii. He is also a member of 3 Quarter View and Diratz, and the author of "Stars That Turn" and "First".

-Squidco 6/10/2024

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"Composer and multi-instrumentalist, one of the two heads of the group Art Zoyd from 1971 till 1997, Thierry Zaboitzeff writes nowadays for dance, theater, multimedia events, movies as well as for his own projects and performances."

-Thierry Zaboitzeff Website (https://www.zaboitzeff.org/about.html)
6/10/2024

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"Guitarist and producer from Belgium. After having played in several experimental rock bands he joined X-Legged Sally, the band of Peter Vermeersch which became his musical partner for lots of projects, like A Group and the production for dEUS. He also performs as a solo musician.

He is knows for the bands A Group, Caca, Codswallop, Flat Earth Society, In The Ginza, Itza Uchen, Kings Of Belgium, La Cuite Vandenabeele, Les Boucles Absurdes, Orchestra Exotica, P.V.T.V., Pierre Vervloesem Group, Simple, Woodentrucks, X-Legged Sally."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/280858-Pierre-Vervloesem)
6/10/2024

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"Michel Delville is a musician, writer and lecturer born in Liège, Belgium.His recent musical projects - most of which are signed to New York-based label MoonJune Records - include The Wrong Object, Machine Mass feat. Dave Liebman, douBt, Comicoperando, The Gödel Codex, Ensemble Mosae, Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese and 48Cameras.He has played and recorded with Elton Dean, Dave Liebman, Annie Whitehead, Harry Beckett,Chris Cutler, Tony Levin, Robin Verheyen, Richard Sinclair, Ed Mann, Tony Bianco, Alex Maguire, Dagmar Krause, Benoît Moerlen, Karen Mantler, Geoff Leigh, Robin Rimbaud, The Brussels Philharmonic, John Edwards, Stanley Zappa, Bobby Martin, Gilad Atzmon, and many jazz & rock luminaries.

Extensive recording and touring has taken Delville to many different countries, including Japan, the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Wales, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Greece. Delville is regularly featured in Downbeat, Guitar Player, Jazzwise, All About Jazz, Jazzitalia, Musica Jazz and other high profile international magazines. In 2014 and 2017 he was voted one of the 10 best electric guitarists of the year by Arnaldo DeSouteiro's Annual Jazz Station Poll.

Delville teaches literature and comparative literature at the University of Liège. He is the author or editor of some twenty books and more than a hundred articles pertaining to comparative poetics and interdisciplinary studies. His awards and distinctions include the SAMLA Book Award, the Choice Outstanding Book Award, the Wernaers Prize for the promotion of research and the diffusion of scientific knowledge and the Belgian American Educational Foundation Alumni Award."

-Michel Delville Website (http://www.micheldelville.com/)
6/10/2024

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Guy Segers

. ..BIOGRAPHY:

.. 1965 - Start to play the bass.

.. 1968 - Plays in various local rock bands.

1970 - Meets Roger TRIGAUX with whom I form an innovative rock group with our own compositions.

1973 - Birth of the group "NECRONOMICON" with Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS, Claude DERON and Guy DENIS. Playing our own compositions, mostly influenced by Tony WILLIAMS "LIFETIME", "MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA", Miles DAVIS and Manfred MANN's "CHAPTER THREE", among others.

1974 - Creation of the group "UNIVERS ZERO" with Daniel DENIS, Roger TRIGAUX, Claude DERON, Vincent MOTOULLE, Patrick HANAPPIER and John VAN RYMENANT.

1978 - Play with the "WIM BIG BAND" with Fred VAN HOVE" including occasional guests such as Peter BRÖTZMANN . Evan PARKER, Peter KOWALD, Albert MANGELSDORF, and numerous Belgian musicians including some of UNIVERS ZERO.
1978 - First concerts abroad with UNIVERS ZERO, including reunion concerts with the French band "ART ZOYD"

1979 - Live concert with the experimental project "MUSIQUE FLEXIBLE", including Marc HOLLANDER, Vincent KENIS, Denis VAN HECKE, Franck WUYTS.
1979 - Recording the second UNIVERS ZERO album "Hérésie" with Daniel DENIS, Roger TRIGAUX, Patrick HANAPPIER and Michel BERCKMANS, followed by a European tour.

1981 - Recording of the third UNIVERS ZERO album "Ceux Du Dehors" with Michel BERCKMANS, Patrick HANAPPIER, Andy KIRK, Daniel DENIS, and Thierry ZABOITZEFF, Jean-Luc AIMÉ, Jean DEBEFVE, Ilona CHALE as guests, followed by a European tour.
1981 - Played in the electric jazz group "DEFORMATION" including Alain ROCHETTE and Daniel DENIS.

1982 - Tour with the group "PRESENT", with Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS and Alain ROCHETTE.
1982 - Recording the one side single vinyl "Triomphe Des Mouches" by UNIVERS ZERO and tour with the band.
1982 - Recording of "Influences" a title by UNIVERS ZERO on a compilation for "Recommended Records" with among others, Robert WYATT, The RESIDENTS and ARTZOYD.

1983 - Recording of "Crawling Wind" a UNIVERS ZERO extended single and touring with the band.
1983 - Meet and jam with KRÄLDJURSANSTALTEN in Sweden.
1983 - Co-founder of the improvisation group "LIQUIDATION TOTALE" with Daniel DENIS, Franck WUYTS and Michel DELORY, playing a kind of Tony Williams - Miles Davis direction.

1984 - Start mail exchange of work on tape cassette with the American band "CARTOON".

1987 - Plays with the group INTERACTIONS including Mark BOGAERTS and Garrett LIST

1986 - Recorded as guest on "Happy Accidents" CD from the group "RASCAL REPORTERS"
1987 - Plays with PRINCESSE MANSIA M'BILA's Congolese band.

1987 - Plays with the punk rock group HU-YENG

1988 - Plays with "THE MORTON FORK GANG", with Geoff LEIGH, Joe HIGHAM, Daniel STOKART, Jan KUIJKEN, Mark BOGAERTS and Daniel DENIS.

1989 - Plays with the Celtic Folk band SUZIE SOFTWARE & The PERIPHERALS with Alan WARD ex UNIVERS ZERO violinist, but also Michael DEVLIN, Steve SHAW and Suzette O'BRIEN on vocals.
1989 - Plays in concert with the group X-LEGGED SALLY.

1990 - Release of "Toujours Plus A L' Est" by UNIVERS ZERO on a compilation called "Enneade", with amongst others, the group MAGMA
1990 - Rejoins the ethnic-jazz group GALILEO'S LEFT WING with Luk MISHALLE, Danny DE CORT and Dirk WACHTELAER
1990 - Rejoins the group ANOUK & COMMENTS.
1990 - Participates to a few concerts with the mega group THE SIMPLETONES including numerous Belgian and English musicians.

1991 - Founds ARGONOTE with Alan WARD, a management agency principally focused on promoting Belgian artists.
1991 - Playing with the somewhat sarcastic / "tongue in cheek" band NEW VIVOLA, with compositions and direction(s) by Johan DE SMET

1992 - Creates CARBON 7 a record company with Alan WARD.
1992 - Plays with X-LEGGED SALLY, this time including Pierre VERVLOESEM and Jean-Luc PLOUVIER.

1993 - Play and produce the CD "Live" from GALILEO'S LEFT WIND.
1993 - Play a few titles on Daniel DENIS' solo album "Les Eaux Troubles"

1994 - Creation of "CARBON 7 Distribution" for Belgium.
1994 - Becomes member of the Rock group "GUTS !", including Fabienne VANDENPLAS, Arianne PLUMEREL, Luc VAN LIESHOUT, Eric LEMAÎTRE, Matvei BILIS, and Thierry CARCAN.
1994 - Play bass on the CD "Each In Our Own Thoughts" by Tim HODGKINSON including some unreleased titles from HENRY COW with Dagmar KRAUSE on vocals, but also Chris CUTLER, Lindsay COOPER, Bill GILONIS, Rick WILSON among others.
1994 - Produce and plays as guest on "Home Made", the first Pierre VERVLOESEM" solo album.

1995 - Releases "Onde Crépusculaire", a composition initially written for Univers Zéro, on a compilation by "Cuneïform Records", under the name of DOCTOR ZERO, with the participation of the group DOCTOR NERVE.
1995 - Participates in the reforming of the group PRESENT with Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS and Réginald TRIGAUX.

1996 - Produce and play bass on "Ardense" the first CD from rock band "GUTS!", with vocals in French.
1996 - Rebirth of UNIVERS ZERO with Daniel DENIS, Andy KIRK, Marianne DENOÏA and Kaat DE WINDT

1997 - Play a unique concert with UNIVERS ZERO at Victoriaville Festival in Quebec - Canada.
1997 - Play with Andy KIRK & The Heatmakers a very good cover band with a mixed repertoire including Andy's compositions and songs from Peter Gabriel, Police, Pink Floyd, U2, Deep Purple, Simple minds, and jimi Hendrix among others.

1998 - Play bass on the CD "Certitudes" by PRESENT.
1998 - Play a few gigs live with FAITH.

2000 - Start composing new material with the aim to bring out a solo CD.

2002 - Produce and play bass on the CD "Grosso Modo" from Pierre VERVLOESEM, with Peter VANDENBERGHE ..boards, Charles HAYWARD on drums, and Peter VERMEERSCH as guest on Clarinets.
Partly composed, and partly improvised, a successful way of keeping intact the energy of live music.

2005 - Play a live concert as guest with KK NULL electronic devices, Seijiro MURAYAMA on drums and Eric LEMAÎTRE on guitar.

2006 - Play bass, and do some vocals on Modified Reality by Franck BALESTRACCI, produced and released on my label. This is the first work thru the channel of internet. I recorded myself as well than the guitarist Réginald TRIGAUX and the violist Marianne DENOÏA at home, and send it to Franck who finalised the all work at home as well.

2007 - Played as guest on Acoustic Camera by Karl Off aswell than Dirk DESCHEEMAEKER, Jan KUIJKEN, George VAN DAM, Charles LOOS, Félix SIMTAINE, Jean-Louis RASINFOSSE
2007 - Recording of "Agakuk" a composition by Henry KRUTZEN on which I worked a personnal bass line. Also Morgan AGREN and Réginald TRIGAUX appear as guests on this track.
2007 - Played as guest on 2 compositions that will be on the next 48 CAMERAS album.
2007 - Played live as guest with SIBEL and her band. A repertoir made of Turkish music.
2007 - Played on a composition by Brian BURMANN for a theater performance.
2007 - Played on a compostion by Nick GREY that will be released on a next album.

2008 - Play on a live version of La Faulx released as a bonus track on a remastered version of 1313
2008 - Played live for two concerts with Yoshida TATSUYA from RUINS, and Kawabata MAKOTO from ACID MOTHER TEMPLE
2008 - Join a new band under the name of PURPLE VISHNU, with Michel DELVILLE (Synth-Guitar), Frank VAN DER KOOIJ (Acoustic and electronic Saxophone), Ivo SANS (Drums). Already two concerts have been done under this name, and are expecting some feedback for more... The music is a mix between own compositions and destructured "Rock" covers.
2008 - The band Purple Vishnu change its name into The MOVING TONES, and has been rejoined by Catherine SMET (Keyboards).
2008 - The MOVING TONES play 3 concerts with Benoît MOERLIN (Electronic Vibraphone, Marimba) as guest.
2008 - Play Bass as guest on the track "Agakuk" from the CD "Blue" by FINNEGANS WAKE. The two other guest are Reginald TRIGAUX (Guitar), and Morgan ÅGREN (Drums).

2009 - Played live as guest with SIBEL and her band. A repertoir made of Turkish music, including a part of a composition of mine.
2009 - Made a concert of totaly improvised material with Geoff LEIGH on flutes, saxophones, percussion, vocals, electronics, Michel DELVILLE on guitar and Ivo SANS on drums. Reinforced by Frank WUYTS on melodica.
2009 - Played at Zappanale Festival with ACID MOTHER GURU GURU GONG including Daevid ALLEN (Guitar, Vocals), Makoto KAWABATA (Guitar) and Mani NEUMEIER (Drums).
2009 - Played the first concert of the band EMERGENT SEA in Belgium, including Fabienne VANDENPLAS (Vocals), Eric LEMAÎTRE (Guitar) and Danny VAN HOECK (Drums).
2009 - Recorded new stuff with original members of the German band GURU GURU including Ax GENRICH on guitar, and Mani NEUMEIER on drums.

2010 - Played live with ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE replacing Tsuyama ATSUSHI who couln't do this European tour including Italy, Belgium, England, Germany, France, Spain.
2010 - Release of the CD "Psy Valley Hill" by GURUMANIAX.
2010 - Tour with the German band GURUMANIAX, including the original members of GURU GURU, Ax GENRICH and Mani NEUMAIER.
2010 - Record with Phil MINTON, Audrey CHEN, Teun VERBRUGGEN, Peter JACQUEMYN for the label Sub Rosa.
2010 - Play live with Phil MINTON, Audrey CHEN and Dirk WACHTELAER.
2010 - Play several concerts in Belgium with EMERGENT SEA.
2010 - Release of the CD "Iridule" by the Italian band YUGEN, appear as guest.

2011 - Play a few gigs with old friend Gianni MANENTE on drums.
2011 - Concerts with EMERGENT SEA including the last with Eric LEMAÎTRE (RIP).

2012 - Record a bassline on a song by Tanar CATALPINAR.
2012 - Compose "Déchirement Périphérique" in memory of Eric LEMAÎTRE.
2012 - Restart EMERGENT SEA with Andy KIRK.

2013 - Record material for an album with Roland BINET (Flute) , Andy KIRK (Guitar, Keyboards), Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums)
2013 - Tour with UNEVEN ELEVEN in trio with Makoto KAWABATA and Charles HAYWARD.
2013 - Release of the Vinyl "Pink Lady Lemonade" by ACID MOTHER GURU GURU GONG.
2013 - Last concert with EMERGENT SEA;
2013 - Release of the CD "A young Person's Guide To" by ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE.

2014 - Release of the CD "Passions" by Roland BINET.

2015 - Release of the double CD "Live At Café OTO" by UNEVEN ELEVEN.
2015 - Release of the CD "A Farewell To Brains" by Swedish Simon STEENSLAND (including Morgan ÅGREN), appear as guest
2015 - Release of the Vinyl "Live At Café OTO" by UNEVEN ELEVEN.
2015 - Release of the CD "Dreamprovise" by Roland BINET. With Andy KIRK (Keyboards, guitar), Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums).
2015 - Release of the CD "Barriers by Brian BURMAN, appear as guest.

2016 - Two studio sessions with ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND. Including Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums), Catherine SMET (Keyboards), Andy KIRK (Keyboards, Guitar), Joe Higham (Saxophone, Doudouk, Electronics), Franck BALESTRACCI (Soundscapes).

2017 - Recording sessions for the piece "A Beast Trophy" in studio with Sigrid VANDENBOGAERDEN (Cello) and virtual with Dave NEWHOUSE ((Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet).
2017 - Recording session for the piece "Disquiet" in studio with Roland BINET (Flute), Ariane PLUMEREL (Violin), Sigrid VANDENBOGAERDEN (Cello), Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums), and virtual with Stephan Köhr (Bassoon, Contrabassoon), Dave Newhouse (Alto & Tenor Saxophone), Ángel Ontalva (Guitar).

2018 - Recording session for the piece "Elipse Sealed" virtual with Stephan Köhr (Bassoon).
2018 - Recording session for the piece "Are You Out Of My Mind ?" virtual with Dave Newhouse (Baritone Sax).
2018 - Release of the CD "The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes" by ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND.

-Guy Seegers 6/10/2024

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"Andy Kirk is a Belgian keyboards player and composer, he later turned his hand to guitar. He was a member of Univers Zero."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/468009-Andy-Kirk-2)
6/10/2024

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"Catherine Smet's music is a reflection of her amazing journey made of encounters and shimmering discoveries, carrying the colours and rhythms of the cultures that she loves to dissect not without a certain malice.

Her artistic path reflects her desire to explore the possibilities for integrating the composition and improvisation by componing for various groups, and seeking a common material where classical, contemporary, jazz and tango can meet.

She appeared in different bands of various trends in performance or playing improvised music with musicians such as Michael Moore, Peter Jaqmain or Bart Maris.

In the alternative rockscene she played with Guy Segers and Michel Delville and went on an European tour with the Rythmiss, an Afro-Cuban percussion band.

In 2015 she released her first auto-produced album " IluSioneS" (with the support of Sabam for Culture 2015) with 12 songs solo at the piano.

-Dragonfly Management (https://www.dragonflymanagementagency.com/catherine-smet)
6/10/2024

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"Sean Rickman (born October 16, 1970) is an American drummer, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, producer and recording artist from Washington, DC.

He is best known for his work with Shawn Lane, Garaj Mahal, Dapp Theory, Steve Coleman, Maxwell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Blacksheep, Phil Upchurch, David Fiucynski & Screaming Headless Torsos, Kai Eckhardt, Anthony Tidd's Quite Sane, K'Alyn, Angela Bofill and George Duke.

Rickman was lead singer and drummer for Garaj Mahal from 2007-2011 and currently his DC Rock band Big Mouth featuring guitarist Leonard Stevens. He was also featured alongside Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Marcus Miller on the Tribute To Miles 2011 tour.

Currently Rickman tours and records with alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, bassist Kai Eckhardt, guitarist Miles Okazaki and others. He dedicates most of his off road time to his instructional site. Rickman releases self produced albums under his artist name The Rick performing all the vocals and all the instruments. He is developing live performances as the frontman of his power trio."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Rickman)
6/10/2024

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"Belgian drummer Dirk Wachtelaer has been playing drums for over 20 years. On the local scene he has been active in many different fields : in regular bands (playing all styles of music), theatre work, education, ...

Internationally he has performed as a member of Paul Schütze's Phantom City (with Bill Laswell and Raul Björkenheim a.o.), as a collaborator with Japanese trumpet player Toshinori Kondo, as a member of Stevie Wishart's Transients band (with Rhodrie Davis ao) and in various ad hoc projects and improvisations (with Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, David Toop, ...)

As a soloist he has been concentrating on the interaction between acoustic drums and electronics (using live electronics, sampling and programming). He has made 3 solo cd's (the last two out on FMR).

In 1999 he founded Vanishing Pictures. Using acoustic instruments and electronics, mixing improvisation with arrangements, and working with ever-changing line-ups this band has been one continuous adventure. The musicians who have participated (and still do) have very different backgrounds and come from all over the world, a.o.: Gerrit Valckenaers (B), Jim Denley (Aus), Luc Mishalle (B), Pierre Bastien (Fr), Paul Lytton (UK), Otomo Yoshihide (Jap), I Made Wardana (Bali), Dj Grazzhoppa (B), Babs Jobo (Ghana), Philipp Wachsmann (UK), Luiz Marquèz (Mex), ... Four cd's have been released, all four on FMR.

In between his solo work and Vanishing Pictures lies his work concentrating on percussion ensembles. He has been working in duo with American percussionist Michael Weilacher and did a project with Steve Hubback and Trevor Taylor (the Kortrijk Percussion Project, also out on FMR)."

-Vanishingpictures (https://vanishingpictures.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/dirk-wachtelaer/)
6/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Casanova 5:33

2. Senseless Ostensibly 6:15

3. Painting With Illicit Pigment 8:03

4. Octopus Lagoon 4:55

5. Gratitude 7:13

6. Quaratine 0:38

7. A Move To Unchange The Place 6:50

8. Rhesus Retractible 6:15

9. Are You Out of My Mind 5:37

10. Isolation 5:30

11. Temporal Trace Of Erich Zann's Presence 4:18

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