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Ozark Henry

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Kortrijk, Belgium (1995 – present)

Ozark Henry is the project of Piet Goddaer. This musician from Kortrijk, son of celebrated classical composer Norbert Goddaer, was the singer/rapper of the group Word before Ozark Henry. Despite a lot of gigs, the group never managed to get a record deal (the only release is a track “Henry Men-She” on “Debuutrock 1995”) and died a subsequent silent death. At home in his living room, Goddaer and his friend Filip Tanghe, were also busy fiddling with computers and synthesizers. A few of these experiments landed on the table of record firm Method (Double T) that offered the group a contract.

The debut became “I’m seeking something that has already found me”, in 1996. The record was recorded in the “Ozark Henry Living Room”, but was produced in the Synsound studio’s by another electronic guru: Telex-man Dan Lacksman. The result was a multi-layered cd that was received well in the press. The originality of the music was proven by the multitude of comparisons that were found to classify it in the press: Tricky, Scott Walker, The The, Soul Coughing, Bowie, John Zorn, Frank Zappa, Moby, Gavin Friday (perhaps nowadays Dead Man Ray would also have been mentioned …)
In Knack, Jan Delvaux reviewed the record as follows : “Ozark Heny fits in the series of clever belgian recyclists (dEUS, Evil Superstars, Vaya Con Dios …) that surprise the world more and more often. The mission of this duo is situated in dance-related areas, although the apparent traces of rap, acid jazz, jungle, triphop and techno are nothing but a vague first coating. On top of this come strange noises and very complicated song-structures full of surprising twists and turns.

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  • Avantasya

    He's so underrated.

    5 Feb 9:33am Reply
  • nelin9

    Wow love it so good!

    16 Jan 7:06pm Reply
  • Zar-Unity

    His voice sounds like that singer from Coldplay. I don't like coldplay but I think that I like Ozark Henry. Ozark's music is experimental in all the good ways of pop.

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • slonoedov

    няшка

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • khong-nen

    Piet, viens en France, on t'aime aussi ici :)

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Yellowfield

    This Last Warm Solitude still is his best album

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • itsme211

    20-12-2010 Melkweg Amsterdam live gig !! Not much contact with the public but a super gig, i enjoyd every moment and sure will come again if he comes to the Netherlands !! Thanx for a GREAT GIG !!!

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • lecoqterence

    Impression after complete listening : there is only one acceptable song (A Night Sea Journey), the other song have all boring rhythms and melodies. And I can't stand some songs like for example "This One's For You".

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Wholigan4life

    about the new album: the first 2 times i hearded it, i seemed weak. now after a third time i really like it; some songs are very good, although the sound is still mellow.

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • lecoqterence

    I don't even know if I will listen to the new album, the few extracts I heared are so disappointing. It's so mellow.

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • sir_gneiss

    The new album is somewhat dissapointing. Maybe it will grow on me......but my first impression isn't hopeful. To much arranged for my taste. I liked the focus on his voice on the previous albums.

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
  • sidestone

    He deserves more listeners!

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • lovelyjellyfish

    He sounds quite a lot like David Gray, no?

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • tbeest

    New album in October. Great. Can't wait.

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Aedren

    Good singer. I've heard about him before, but I've never listened to his music before. All I have to say, I wish I did listened to him before!

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • shana_love_rhcp

    het verbaast me dat er, zo te zien, nogal weinig naar Ozark Henry wordt geluisterd, nog zo'n geweldige muziek!

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • blurrps

    a couple of months ago, just before Remains was relased, ozarkhenry.com played an instrumental piece with female melody singing along with some chanting from Ozark. It was the best piece of music ever and I can't find it anywhere! Does anyone know? Can this be new material from an upcoming album or maybe from Sedes&Belli (the only album I don't have YET)??

    28 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Hecticsnoozer

    Tryin to download his albums for FREEEE. But it just won't happen.

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Starsforsaken

    Zijn nieuwe single 'Remains' is weer prachtig !!

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • JadeTheAwesome

    <3

    17 May 2009 Reply
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