In March 2005, drummer Teun Verbruggen (Jef Neve trio, Flat Earth Society...) invited the eccentric guitar player Mauro Pawlowski (dEUS, Somnambula) and piano-Rhodes wizard Jozef Dumoulin (Määk Spirit, Magic Malik, Octurn...) to play a single session based on pure improvisation. The result left most people wondering how to categorize this music, and brought Othin Spake on the stage for many concerts.
Six years later the band has played in many jazz and alternative venues in Europe, released three albums and invited several guests to play with them: bass legend Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, John Zorn), extraordinary New York harpist Shelley Burgon, pianist Fred Vanhove, 'St Germain Boulevard' flutist Magic Malik and last but not least New York sax player Andrew d'Angelo.
On The Nethack Dictionary, Othin Spake captures some of the highlights of these concerts. This vinyl only release is a compilation of live recordings between 2006 and 2011.
01 Bell Of Opening 6:13
02 Black Shuck 1:11
03 Blind Io 6:22
04 Chromatic Dragon (Tiamat) 4:41
05 Cram Ration 4:05
01 Grid Bug 2:26
02 Kabuto 5:12
03 The Lady 3:20
04 Platinum Yen