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18-01-2017

hinah034 - melmac "Rambo Rantanplan"hinah034 - melmac

"Rambo Rantanplan"

Melmac and the Reverter brothers are old friends of hinah's, as the label released one of the band's first recordings: hinah003 - P1 vs P2. Back then, the lineup only included Luc and Nicolas and they played minimalist electronic music. Nearly 16 years later, Melmac has grown into a quartet, with Jean-Yves Davillers (drums) and Quentin Rollet (saxophone) recently joining. The sound has also changed a lot, combining noisy guitars, experimental sounds and free jazz.

02-11-2016

hinah033 - Jan Mörgenson "Live @ Maison Salvan"hinah033 - Jan Mörgenson

"Live @ Maison Salvan"

It is with "Mehmet II", a track on his last album, that we discovered Jan Mörgenson - from Metz, France, but originally from Denmark. While undeniably influenced by John Fahey and Jack Rose, this track also shows a true personality which is also noticeable throughout the album, "Jass, Raag & Blooz", released early 2016 on Specific: a trip through America and its "Primitive Guitar" but also slow rides in wide open Asian arid spaces and a couple of high-altitude excursions in unexplored, hostile territory.
For this release, we have asked Jan for a live recording of his songs. So here is one of his latest sets, recorded live in the South of France, at Maison Salvan in Labège, where you can rediscover most of his last album.

01-09-2016

hinah032 - Empty House Cooperative "Seven"hinah032 - Empty House Cooperative

"Seven"

Empty House Cooperative "Seven" is a document of one of the core trio's many gatherings. The titles are a play on words, mixing imagistic language to rhyme with the numbers, with "Seven" being both, as the number 7 is my secret soothing obsessive-compulsive fixation number.
We've developed our unspoken "just do it and enjoy it" musical language over the 20 years since we began as Sunday jam sessions in 1996.
I had a vision to invite musicians that I trusted or had a good vibe about to explore improvisation with minimal guidelines in a loose collective with an ebb and flow of both sound and membership. Approximately 30 people have been involved over the years. Regulars have included musicians Craig Colorusso and Thalia Zedek, some old friends from the band Molasses & others of their Montreal scene, and social justice activist Brian Corr, whom I met in Jumbo, a Boston rock scene circus music band.
From EHC's inception, the heavy foundation and floral scrabbles of Jonah Sacks' cello, the structure and deconstruction of Chris Brokaw's guitar, and DMC's viola, loops, howling & singing feedback, electro-acoustic noise & obsession with effects pedals have been the heart of Empty House Cooperative.
Thanks to hinah for their support at the beginning and now these many years later. All along the way, EHC concerts and home sessions have been recorded & passed out to friends in brown paper lunch bags.
The full archive will someday see the light of day.
- David Michael Curry

19-04-2016

hinah031 - Julie Fossaert "R&A"hinah031 - Julie Fossaert

"R&A"

You may have already come across Lille-based Julie Fossaert as part of the peppy band Peru Peru, or heard her much more intimate solo project named Rêve ("Dream"). On "R&A", she appears stripped down although, paradoxically, she is joined by many guests (Eric Chenaux, Valérie Leclercq, Claire Vailler, McCloud Zicmuse, Myriam Pruvot... and many more) on songs that were recorded in many different places (Lille, Nantes, Dunkirk, Paris, Nancy and Villeurbanne). Each track has its own atmosphere, its own tone colour, its own connection with Julie's world -- from the slender "Hotaru Kana" to the more cheerful "Keep On Doing What You Do / Jerks on the Loose".

15-02-2016

hinah030 - Colin Faivre "Itinéraires II"hinah030 - Colin Faivre

"Itinéraires II"

After seven years of hibernation, this is our first release under the new version of the hinah series, recorded by a French musician, Colin Faivre. Colin plays the baritone banjo, however not in a traditional manner. He likes improvising and experimenting, unfurling deep sounds, casting an ear towards Indian ragas or Middle-Eastern music, taking us in flights of arpeggios and wild rides, or on the contrary delivering much more parsimonious notes to let the listener enjoy internal journeys.

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11-10-2016

hinahgift030 - The Tami Show "House Of Earth"hinahgift030 - The Tami Show

"House Of Earth"

Tami Means and her Tami Show (hinah024, hinahgift013 and hinahgift018) are back again on hinah with a beautiful gift: this time it is a cover of a song by Lucinda Williams and Woody Guthrie, "House Of Earth"!



10-05-2016

hinahgift013 - Tribute To The Anthology Of American Folk Music By Harry Smith "Anamude, Matt Bauer, Dave DeCastro, Donna, Everything is Fine, Grumpy Bear, H-Burns, Half Asleep, Kenyon, Marc Manning, Guillaume Maupin, oRSo, Perio, Pollyanna, Charlie Parr, Sandusky, Shelley Short, The Tami Show"hinahgift013 - Tribute To The Anthology Of American Folk Music By Harry Smith

"Anamude, Matt Bauer, Dave DeCastro, Donna, Everything is Fine, Grumpy Bear, H-Burns, Half Asleep, Kenyon, Marc Manning, Guillaume Maupin, oRSo, Perio, Pollyanna, Charlie Parr, Sandusky, Shelley Short, The Tami Show"

In 1952, Harry Smith - an artist, a mad collector, and much more - compiled for Folkways Records 84 songs recorded between 1927 and 1932. This three-volume anthology, genuine memory of the American popular music, influenced the folk songwriters of the '60s to a great extent, Bob Dylan leading the way, and it still haunts today's artists (Will Oldham, 16 Horsepower, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Kristin Hersh...). A fourth volume, containing 28 more songs recorded from 1928 to 1940, came out a few years ago on Revenant Records and brought the anthology back to the fore. As we are big fans of this collection, we've asked some of our favourite bands to pay a tribute to the anthology. The covers will be available on this page as we receive them!

- The latest cover -
Guillaume Maupin "La Danseuse"

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03-11-2018

Bégayer - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumBégayer

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[23 pics - 02-11-2018]

03-11-2018

Ghédalia Tazartès - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumGhédalia Tazartès

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[15 pics - 02-11-2018]

03-11-2018

Two Envelopes - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumTwo Envelopes

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[16 pics - 02-11-2018]

28-10-2018

Hans Beckers & Bert Cools - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumHans Beckers & Bert Cools

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[14 pics - 27-10-2018]

28-10-2018

Erfan Abdi - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumErfan Abdi

Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[13 pics - 27-10-2018]

19-10-2018

Blurt - Magasin 4, Brussels, BelgiumBlurt

Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium

[21 pics - 18-10-2018]

19-10-2018

Bayacomputer - Magasin 4, Brussels, BelgiumBayacomputer

Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium

[4 pics - 18-10-2018]

13-10-2018

NAH - WTC - Illegaal Festivaal - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumNAH

WTC - Illegaal Festivaal - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[8 pics - 12-10-2018]

13-10-2018

Ben Bertrand - WTC - Illegaal Festivaal - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumBen Bertrand

WTC - Illegaal Festivaal - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[9 pics - 12-10-2018]

13-10-2018

Mr Marcaille - WTC - Illegaal Festivaal - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BelgiumMr Marcaille

WTC - Illegaal Festivaal - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium

[13 pics - 12-10-2018]

:: One-(Week/Month) Stand

One-(Week/Month) StandOne-(Week/Month) Stand

One-(Week/Month) Stand is a sort of a micro-podcast initiated by Anne-Lise Remacle, Nathalie Papillon, Thibaut Geib, Pascal Vermeulen and Laurent Orseau: every week, The OWS team choose three songs and invite a friend to pick a fourth one, every month, They choose a word/topic and pick twelve songs.

12-11-2018

One-Week Stand #278 - Kerkersong
 
Choices:
- Caspar Brötzmann / Massaker "Kerkersong"
by our guest Alexandrine Kirmser from Revue & Corrigée
- Swans "She Loves Us"
by Alex
- Gnod "People"
by David
- The Necks "Fife and Drum"
by Nathalie
- Earth "Omens And Portents II: Carrion Crow"
by Laurent
- Schnellertollermeier "Piccadilly Sources"
by Gaëtan

photo by Christy Romanick

06-11-2018

One-Week Stand #277 - Heartbeat
 
Choices:
- Jimmy Whispers "Heartbeat"
by our guest Vincent Bertholet from Hyperculte
- Casiotone For The Painfully Alone "Nashville Parthenon"
by Laurent
- Kiila "Heartflowers"
by Gaëtan
- Belle & Sebastian "Electronic Renaissance"
by David
- Dump "So Long"
by Alex

photo by Christy Romanick
 
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