our second release in 2017 is a co-production with the ever present swiss label three:four: we are very proud to present you Sir Robert Williams, by Oba Loba
Originally Oba Loba is a project of Norberto Lobo and João Lobo in order to satisfy their desire to compose music for a band. Their debut album, Oba Loba, released in 2015 and critically acclaimed, has been described as hybrid instrumentals that cannibalise popular song (Clive Bell in The Wire, july 2015). Comparisons with Tom Zé or Jim O’Rourke were made to try to qualify a music hard to categorize.
Recorded in May 2015, Sir Robert Williams is the second album of the sextet. While most of the songs are composed by Norberto and João Lobo, the influence of the other members, especially pianist Giovanni Di Domenico, is more perceptible. Mixing composed and improvised parts, the increased complicity allows the band to develop clearer atmospheres, oscillating between minimalism and dense orchestrations, gaining in dynamics without losing fluidity and nuances. More accomplished but less immediate than his predecessor, Sir Robert Williams remains faithful to what this project represents for the original duo: an area of freedom where the pleasure of playing and the desire to share are claimed.
press sheet SW013:TFR041
after a relatively quiet 2016, with only one release done, the new year will start with an amazing album, HARD OFF, by Delivery Health (the Di Domenico/O’Rourke/Yamamoto unit that brought us their first, eponymous album in 2015 now became a band…)
shipping starts the 15th march!
Following the release of Delivery Health in 2015, the trio composed by Giovanni Di Domenico, Jim O’Rourke and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto returns with yet another amazing album. Delivery Health became the band name and Hard Off is the title of the second album. Recorded at the great GOK Sound studio in Tokyo in two different sessions, and composed of two long tracks, Hard Off brings the same warmness in sound (thanks again also to the fabulous mixing work done by O’Rourke) and attentive stuctural sensibility, this time in a little more ‘lyrical’ vein.
Giovanni Di Domenico: piano, fender rhodes
Jim O’Rourke: electric guitar
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: drums, kalimba, electronics
all music composed by Delivery Health
recorded in the falls of 2012 and 2013 in Gok Sound, Tokyo, by Yoshiaki Kondo
mixed at Steamroom, Tokyo, by Jim O’Rourke
mastered and cut by Frederic Altstadt at Angstrom Mastering, Brussels photography by Antonio Julio Duarte
cat. N°: SW014 – release date 15th march 2017