Two years after “The Ankh”, Othin Spake’s new album “Child of Deception and Skill” features completely free improvisations recorded in 2005 (at the same time the Ankh was recorded) at “Depot 214” by Joël Grignard. In fact this music is recorded the second time the band came together. Othin Spake decided to release two cd’s from that period (this one and their first concert in Archiduc later 2008) before releasing in 2009 a cd they recorded with guests Trevor Dunn, Shelley Burgon, Andrew d’Angelo, Magic Malik, Fred Van hove, Andrew Claes and Bruno Vansina.
The music on “Child of Deception and Skill” was recorded at the very beginning of the band’s existence and is released as a document of how the band played at that time. The music on the record is a full improvisation and is put on the record as it was played. The incredible sound comes from producer-musician-soundman Pierre Vervloesem (X-Legged Sally, FES, PVTV and producer of numerous cd’s and bands). He mixed and mastered march 2008. The sleeve of the record is a design by Filip Gheysen, the cd packaging a design of Peter Verbruggen and the infosheet a design by Teun Verbruggen.