Makunouchi Bento – Live at TM04BASE (Timisoara) {od068}

Artist: Makunouchi Bento
Title:
Live at TM04BASE (Timisoara)
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od068
Release Date:
2004/11/06


Makunouchi Bento has created a very personal style over the years, working with melody, noise and rhythm and often leaving some space for more explosive sounds and beats; this live recording is a continuation and expansion of themes brought up on ‘Rokurokubi’ (the numia battle winner track) and ‘Kunitoki’ – at times it is playing with bits of somehow dark and intriguing japanese vocals and atmospheric textures, acoustic bleeps and noises that later develop a ground-breaking, urban/dub breakbeat, with familiar textures and mysterious basspads. The whole recording seems to be one wellcomposed track, and even the older tracks are handled to the point where they blend perfectly in this wonderful acoustic/electronics mix. This release is certainly the best liveset one could expect from this amazing duo, and is strongly recommended to anyone that has been appreciating Makunouchi Bento’s work over the years.


Credits:
(15.10.2004 – Timisoara – Romania)
Makunouchi Bento is: waka x + qewza
Guests: DanD (guitar) | Raluca (keybd)
Photos: (c) TMBase


Tracklist:
01 – Live at TM04BASE (Timisoara)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)


Talk Show Host – Città Sottili {od067}

Artist: Talk Show Host
Title:
Città Sottili
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od067
Release Date:
2004/07/28


Talk Show Host is an italian 4-men electronic project, pendling between IDM and noise-ambient, highend glitch and clicky warmth; Città Sottili is a whole journey passing through catchy ambient-driven intelligent electronics (being Harlem the pearl here), poppy beats, micronoises and warm sub-drumsets (Lisbon), all growing and living in eighteen pleasant minutes; a masterpiece of its kind, really recommended.


Tracklist:
01 – Berlin
02 – Kyoto
03 – Harlem
04 – Paris
05 – Lisbon

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)


Makunouchi Bento feat. Nagz – Morninfizik (rmx) {od066}

Artist: Makunouchi Bento feat. Nagz
Title:
Morninfizik (rmx)
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od066
Release Date:
2004/03/31


Although thought as a reprise of old amazing scene song Morninfizik, Makunouchi Bento and Nagz exult in this lovable effort with a bit of nostalgy and gameable moods; we personally like to consider this track as an adieu-tune from the duo, and a grandious welcome to the hungarian alias lurked behind the Nagz moniker, an everlasting name in the netscene. In things such as the deliberately cheesy chippy-synth lines or trippy touches, Morninfizik is definitely the song to long for.


Credits:
artwork: waka x / makunouchi bento


Tracklist:
01 – Morninfizik (rmx)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Unit21 & Neurotron – Lain {od065}

Artist: Unit21 & Neurotron
Title:
Lain
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od065
Release Date:
2004/02/25


Seemingly inspired by knowing what a ballad to a virtual girlfriend would sound, Unit21 from Russia approaches the listener with piano motions and electronic tapestries, a portion of life captured in a soundtrack-ish space of sounds. And way captivating is Neurotron’s re-mix of the song, drifting in a melodic and composed approach to techno, and combining the soft beats with the layered, moody atmospheres of Unit21’s proposal; intended more as a listening experience than a dancefloor smasher.


Tracklist:
01 – Unit21Lain
02 – NeurotronLain

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Transient – Whole Symesta EP {od064}

Artist: Transient
Title:
Whole Symesta EP
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od064
Release Date:
2004/02/04


After his remarkable appearance on the Cucina Vagabonda compilation, Transient gently steps again into the lovable world of sweeping synths and melodious rhythms ‘n arpeggios. Tough at parts, yet mellow and expansed, always fading in beauty; an exemplar taste of melodic idm, synth-pop flavoured and so much poetic. As if in a tale where little fairies cure ill mini-robots. One of the best releases of 2004 already.


Tracklist:
01 – The Hypno Brothers
02 – The Ping Pong Warriors
03 – Whole Symesta
04 – The Iceman Dance
05 – Safe Passage Through That Storm

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Vizion – Ai {od063}

Artist: Vizion
Title:
 Ai
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od063
Release Date:
2004/01/15


Vizion’s attractive trademark is that he always got something lovely to talk about. The Ai EP follows his recent contribution on the Cucina Vagabonda compilation as an authentic whispered progress in the microcosmos of naive beauties, all immersed in a dense romantic noisy air and randomly touching, still pulsating softly and begging for a smile.


Credits:
artwork: waka x / makunouchi bento


Tracklist:
01 – Kotou
02 – Hadaka kenbu

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Jobe – Like flares all alight with longing lost in the thickest fog of all {od062}

Artist: Jobe
Title:
Like flares all alight with longing lost in the thickest fog of all
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od062
Release Date:
2003/12/05


Jobe from Finland is the first Ogredung artist to provide dark ambient-ish soundmoods, after some more electro-experimental episodes (Paolo Veneziani, Darkhalo, Duvet), ranging in the wide spectre of industrial sonorities; the result is a 17 mins journey throught the dim, enlightened by dismal hints of harmony and mechanical vapours of noise. This is certainly not the average darkscaped movement of patterns typical of the amateur ambient school, and Jobe confirms himself as one of the most promising voices in the scene.


Tracklist:
01 – Like flares all alight with longing lost in the thickest fog of all

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


V.V.A.A. – Cucina Vagabonda {od061}

Artist: V.V.A.A.
Title:
Cucina Vagabonda
Label:
 Ogredung
Catalog #:
od061
Release Date:
2003/11/08


A year after the releasing of the first compendium, Ogredung proposes you a release even more surprising and passionate than the succesful Snowsky. Without replicating modules and strategies, our audacious experimentators reveal themselves as endowed with an outstanding creativity. The tasty carnet of contributors spaces in a variety of styles and tendencies that go from Paolo Veneziani’s (Tibprod, Cobalt) neo-cosmic sounds to Puyopuyo’s (19-t, Gagarin) fierce weirdo-synthpop, without losing sight of the common path that leads the whole work: autumn. Enwrapped by the delicate parfumes of Imtech’s (Observatoryonline) autumnal whispers, Urkuma, Phobode and Strinqulu’s (MikMusik, Merck, Saag) sonorous poetry and Kaneel’s (Camomille, Kikapu) nostalgic dronebeats, we are kicked up by Makunouchi Bento’s (Retinascan, Inpuj) subtle elaborate of obscure flows and the hypnotic hug of Luca Confusione; and still, Iermoç and Transient’s (Koept, Hippocamp, Monotonik, Skylab Operations) quasi-obsessive IDM-intricacy, Vizion’s (Monotonik, Camomille, Wikkid) determined melodic moments and Proswell’s (Merck, Civik, 19-t) top electronics. A live recording of Corkzal’s (Commie) perfectly closes the circle.


Credits:
Artwork: waka x


Tracklist:
01 – Paolo VenezianiTwin Lakes
02 – Makunouchi BentoRokurokubi
03 – Urkuma + Phobode + StrinquluSusuma sweet nightmare
04 – TransientHow to center yourself
05 – ProswellScone ponce de leon b
06 – IermoçFiveweeks
07 – Luca ConfusioneAmeditatio
08 – ImtechAutumnal whispers
09 – KaneelNostalgie d’agoraphobie
10 – CorkzalTietokone [live]
11 – VizionFissures: phase one
12 – PuyopuyoNice day in perspective

Artwork:
Front Cover
Web Image


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)