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Chop Wood is a solo project by Odilo Girod. A debut album was recorded in Berlin as part of the in a cabin with project. You can download the whole album for free at the in a cabin with site or buy the deluxe cd sleeve online at inacabinwith.com.

_ Right now Chop Wood is working on a 2nd album and working on soundtracks for films and documentaries.



 
 

 

 

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Coming Up

     
> Chop Wood is playing a live soundtrack with the google streetview project #Alleman by Bert Hana. The show premiered at the IDFA and
the tour will finish with a show at the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam.

EYE:
15-02-2013
 

past tour dates:    

The past years Chop Wood toured in Canada, China and Russia and also played at EUROSONIC Festival / OEROL festival.


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Onder invloed


The Onder invloed book release night at EKKO. Chop Wood played a new song and a Radiohead cover (Pyramid song). Visit the book website.





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Empires Decline


Visualizing the decline of the largest maritime empires of the 19 and 20th centuries.
An beautiful animation made by Pedro M. Cruz. Music by Chop Wood.
Advice: Watch this video enlarged on vimeo for full visual satisfaction.






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Bag bugs


A special look at the life cycle of the wool and ecologically tanned leather bags designed by Elvira Vroomen. Directed by Andre Maat. Music by Chop Wood






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GEEN DADEN MAAR WOORDEN?

Chop Wood played a set of new songs at Geen woorden maar daden festival in Utrecht on 22-10-2011.





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PLAYLISTIFIED


For those with a Spotify account. Chop Wood made a spotify playlist for Strangelove, sharing some of his influences and musical indulgences. There's also a whole bunch of other nice playlists!






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IN A CABIN WITH HOUSEPARTY


Famous Dutch sax player Benjamin Herman joined us at the end of the gig that we played at the In a cabin with houseparty wich was held in a rough farm at the dutch urban countryside.




Chop Wood birds eye view



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HAPPY CAMPER PROJECT


Odilo joined Happy Camper, a collection of songs by Job Roggeveen sung by different artists. A very nice little project resulting in a great album! A handful of special shows are played around Holland this year, among them Lowlands festival. One more show is coming up in Amsterdam/Paradiso december 23, 2011.





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BACK IN THE USSR
. dec 2010

This last december we returned to Russia for gigs in Moscow and Kostroma.
A big thanks to everyone who supported us. We had a great time and hope to be back soon!


Moscow


Kostroma



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REYN vs CHOP WOOD

Reyn produced 2 of our Coparck albums. He asked me to do a Reyn vs session a few months ago.




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CHINA

In august 2010 Chop Wood played in China in Beijing/Songzhuang together with Neonbelle. Unfortunately our gig in Shanghai was cancelled.






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OEROL 2010

From june 11 till june 2o Chop Wood played the famous Oerol festival on the Island of Terschelling, building on last years Parade performance. A parking garage was our playground for 10 days. The production was by Paradiso Melkweg productiehuis.





Here's some more info and pics of our Oerol trip.



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CANADA TOUR

From may 20 till may 29 Chop Wood was touring through Canada together with 2 other in a cabin with bands: Neonbelle and Stan Diego. It was awesome, we visited Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto. In The Canteen in Ottawa we did a 'bands undone' session:



More footage and tour compilations can be found at the in a cabin with Canada page




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MOSCOW!

In september 2009 Chop Wood visited the Russian capital playing at the infamous AKTOVY ZAL. We had a few amazing days!




Maarten Besseling, Martijn Grootendorst, Finn Kruyning and Jelte Heringa


The ending of the last song of our Moscow gig

Check some more Moscow pics here.


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BERLIN

In may 2008 Chop Wood went to Berlin with producer Maarten Besseling to record his first album in Kunsthaus Tacheles. Several musicians came round to participate like Jelte Heringa (Most unpleasant men, Neonbelle), Finn Kruyning (Moss) and Insa Rudolph. Check more pics at the making of blog.


Jelte Heringa, Odilo Girod and Maarten Besseling




More pictures at:
> the Berlin blog
> Pictures and Biography

More info
> Videos
> The Moscow trip
> The Parade shows
> Contact









The 13 songs on this first album were recorded in Berlin in may 2008, in a temporary makeshift studio in a room at the art-squat Kunsthaus Tacheles. Several musicians came round to participate like Jelte Heringa (Most unpleasant men, Neonbelle), Finn Kruyning (Moss) and Insa Rudolph.

 


 

ABOUT

Chop Wood is a genre defying solo project by former Coparck frontman Odilo Girod. His guitarless debut album is a mix of electronic and acoustic songs written mostly at night due to his sleeplessnes and insomnia. A diverse batch of eclectic atmospheres sparked with sweet caustic electricity, multi layered vocals and insomniatic lyrics. Songs that never sleep.

A debut album was recorded in Berlin in 2008 as part of the in a cabin with project.

In 2009 Chop Wood played 50 live shows at the travelling festival ‘DE PARADE’, did a gig in Moscow, supported Jamie Lidell and hit venues like the Paradiso and the Melkweg in Amsterdam.

2010 brought a Canadian Tour in May, playing for 10 days at the Dutch OEROL festival, and performing in China and Russia.


 
 

THE BAND

Chop Wood is live assisted by sweet Finn Kruyning on drums and loveable Jelte Heringa on keys.


 
 

PARADE FESTIVAL 2009

In the summer of 2009 Chop Wood was seen live, playing and performing at the Dutch PARADE festival in Amsterdam and Utrecht. More info about this PARADE project


A lot of guest musicians came round to play with us at the Parade. Seen here, inbetween shows, David Pino (left) and Jelle Paulusma (middle).

 
 

FICTION IN DISGUISE


 
 

JUST EXACTLY NOT QUITE RIGHT


 





 
Sitedesign by Odilo Girod. Thanks to inacabinwith & Paradiso Melkweg Productiehuis.