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Blending psychedelic jazz with modern rock sensibilities, the music of the Wrong Object is influenced by a vast array of artists ranging from Canterbury Scene prog rock à la Soft Machine and Gong to Béla Bartok, Aka Moon, Charlie Mingus and Frank Zappa. While their repertoire contains mainly original compositions, they also play a special set of Zappa covers on demand. Since its creation in early 2002, The Wrong Object has played some forty gigs in various venues ranging from small pubs to big festivals. Some of them were augmented by guest performances by the likes of Ed Mann, Elton Dean, Harry Beckett, Marc Mangen, Domguè, Marco Maurizi, Nicolas Ankoudinoff, Clementine Gasser, Frogg Café, Jaap Blonk, and pataphysician-poet-vocalist Andrew Norris, whose work with the band culminated in a show held at the Galerie 2016 in Brussels on the occasion of Serge Vandercam's 79th birthday. After a successful mini-tour of the UK, they performed at the 2004 “Zappanale” festival where they played a special gig featuring Zappa's legendary percussionist Ed Mann, with whom they also hope to play a few more dates soon

INTO THE HERD

Label: MoonJune Records / Off
Released: 2019

ZAPPA JAWAKA

Label: Off
Released: 2018

ARTICLE: RADIO

Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2

Read "Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we continue the retrospective dedicated to Frank Zappa's complex relationship with jazz, through a mix of the jazzier compositions performed by Zappa himself and countless tributes to his music paid by jazz musicians. As Frank Zappa loved to say, quoting Edgard Varèse, “the present day composer refuses to die" and the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit. Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

After the Exhibition

Label: MoonJune Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Detox Gruel; Spanish Fly; Yantra; Frank Nuts; Jungle Cow Part I; Jungle Cow Part II; Jungle Cow Part III; Glass Cubes; Wrong but Not False; Flashlight into Black Hole; Stammtisch.

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Sometime during the late 1960s, adventurous European rock musicians led by the likes of Gong, Soft Machine, Magma, and Arzachel began incorporating elements of avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and various ethnic musics into their own original progressive rock music. The result varied somewhat from region to region, but the most important thing was that very little ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "After the Exhibition" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sono passati cinque anni dall'album Stories from the Shed e il gruppo belga The Wrong Object torna con un nuovo album intitolato After the Exhibition che segna anche importanti cambiamenti nella band. Rimangono a bordo il chitarrista e indiscusso leader Michel Delville (che compone da solo o in coabitazione sei degli undici brani presenti) e il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "After the Exhibition" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Wrong Object is a Belgian band that has made significant inroads to accomplishing an exalted presence in the jazz-rock and progressive rock communities. The band's sound and strategy encompasses intermittent nods to the fabled British Canterbury progressive-rock scene with inferences to Frank Zappa and jazz-rock extrapolations akin to vintage Soft Machine. Toss in a few Albert ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

SH.TG.N: SH.TG.N

Read "SH.TG.N" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Before the 21st Century, the worlds of metal and jazz rarely, if ever, intersected. But that's all changed, so much so that musicians from both sides of the fence are rethinking their music, demolishing self-imposed genre boundaries and coming up with some truly innovative sounds. Belgium's SH.TG.N has the same sort of pioneering spirit. Yes, the ...


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