Following Dans Dans and Flying Horseman (and the odd solo-venture; see Strand and Transit), Ottla is the latest outlet for the boundless energies of Bert Dockx. Ottla plays soulful, instrumental music, organically and playfully combining elements from different genres. Bert gathered an outstanding sextet with an unexpected – double drummer – line up featuring:
Bert Dockx (guitar)
Frans Van Isacker (alto sax)
Thomas Jillings (tenor sax)
Nicolas Rombouts (bass)
Louis Evrard (drums, percussion)
Yannick Dupont (drums, percussion, electronics)
Ottla's self titled debut album is due fall 2019.