Ogon Batto

Hedoro

Aguirre Records ZORN 40
  • LP: Edition of 300 copies
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Many years in the works, Ogon Batto finally unleashes his album “Hedoro”. A journey into Japanese soundtracks and 90's adventure-gaming.

Ogon Batto is Bent Von Bent from Antwerp, Belgium. Besides working as a visual artist around archiving systems and collections, he is also the co-runner of the Hare Akedod label, together with David Edren aka DSR Lines. Following his debut release, Ogon Batto secretly started working on a second album Hedoro, meaning “slime” or “chemical ooze”.

Bent is immensly fascinated by Japanese traditional and contemporary culture ever since he first visited the country. Mixing his European background with these Japanese influences, he shifts easily between abstract electronic tracks and pieces with a more classical Japanese tool kit. Think Oneohtrix Point Never or Mica Levi composing a soundtrack to a fantasy game.

With an amazing sense for detail Hedoro's musical story - entirely composed with synthesizers - is reduced to a collection of situations and drama, with space for suggestion and imagination. Every track, how short it may be, is essential to the whole, maximizing the general dramatic effect.

The album was mixed in Sapporo, Japan with the typical sounds of cicadas on the background ( not on the album though ) and some glasses of sake. The ceramic sculpture on the front cover is a reinterpretation of Rolls Royce's "Spirit of Ecstasy”and is created by Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx.

Ogon Batto: Hedoro

Welcome Ogon Batto 37''
Main Theme Ogon Batto 2' 40''
Cup Bearer Ogon Batto 1' 42''
Theme (Choir Reprise 1) Ogon Batto 14''
Enter Ogon Batto 2' 18''
Re-Encounter Ogon Batto 1' 30''
Veil Voltage Ogon Batto 2' 23''
Smile Ogon Batto 1' 47''
Garden Ogon Batto 1' 41''
Balcony Ogon Batto 2' 22''
Intermorse Ogon Batto 35''
Europe Evening Dress Ogon Batto 1' 16''
999 Fanthoms Ogon Batto 1' 14''
Speedboat Sphinx Ogon Batto 2' 45''
Reveal 1 Ogon Batto 06''
Reveal 2 Ogon Batto 07''
Theme (Silver Reprise) Ogon Batto 1' 28''
Green Gloss Ogon Batto 4' 41''
Pachinko Ogon Batto 25''
Temple Tennis Ogon Batto 4' 14''
Machines Ogon Batto 42''
Doubledecker Dragon Ogon Batto 1' 03''
Speared! Ogon Batto 16''
Erotic Error Ogon Batto 1' 02''
Cocoon Ogon Batto 41''
Did You Know I Am A Female? Ogon Batto 3' 40''
Theme (Choir Reprise 2) Ogon Batto 11''
Swimming Pool Ogon Batto 1' 01''
Spirit Of Ecstasy Ogon Batto 2' 55''

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