Belgian heavyweights, the avant-prog-jazz-rock combo, The Wrong Object, return with a potent studio release of classic instrumentation and sonic landscapes. Chocked full of heavy guitar riffs, extravagant jazz themes and electronic sounds and effects, this CD marks a revisit to the rockier and densely overdriven stance that characterized the band's earlier productions. A worthy follow-up to The Unbelievable Truth (their first MoonJune release), this music never sits still.The sheer sonic texture of this album is immense -- largely driven by a combination of tight prog-rock sequences, alternating with more open and freely-improvised portions. The band chemistry is smooth and obvious; the vibe, undeniably hip.Showcasing a great diversity of influences ranging from Zappa to Squarepusher, to Soft Machine and Electric Miles, to Stravinsky and Bela Bartok, this new release will surprise listeners with its genre-defying compositions, adept improvisations and intricate arrangements. With its masterful, freewheeling style, Stories from the Shed is an album that would have sure made Elton Dean proud.
released June 25, 2016
MICHEL DELVILLE: electric & synth guitar, electronics
FRED DELPLANCQ: tenor sax
JEAN-PAUL ESTIEVENART: trumpet
DAMIEN POLARD: bass guitar, electronics
LAURENT DELCHAMBRE: drums, assorted percussion, samples, electronics
All music recorded live in studio in La Louviere & Waimes (Belgium) with no overdubs, in October of 2007. All tracks mixed and mastered by David Minjauw.
Produced by Michel Delville & The Wrong Object.
This release was made possible by the support of the Communauté Française de Belgique.
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