Pineal

out now!

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Finally, the big day has come! Pineal is now available to order online, buy on iTunes and in selected stores around the world.

The two snakes
Pineal is in two parts representing the two diverse worlds to which I equally feel connected to. These worlds interweave, sometimes blending with each other and others feeding each other. The first is the world I am more consciously familiar with, the intense western megalopolis with its progress, aspirations and failures. The second is the primal world of magic, the jungle and the sacred medicines, a world bathed in mystery and awe. Pineal has come in a moment of my life in which I feel the need to embrace and connect both, as I have accepted and unified the diversities of my own existence. Pineal brings together sounds from the Kaxinawá or Quechua tribes of the Amazon with my personal reflections of the ever evolving alternative tribes of the industrial cities. Pineal is PAN in every way.

The circle of people
Pineal features an unusual and colourful combination of artists, including Marc Almond (official), Ernesto Tomasini, BIRD RADIO, and ethereal vocalists Rita Belo and Meg Ella Brooks. It brings indigenous shamans Javier Arevalo Shahuano and Jessica Ramirez Seopa, together with 3 choirs, a classical, a gospel and our own little ‘Ayahuasca’ choir. The music is performed by the skillful hands of tuned in instrumentalists while Christopher Bracher, with award winning mastering engineer John Dent, sculpted the final sound with the finest attention to detail.

The artwork
Pineal is in many ways inseparable from its artwork, created by ‘Dawn Yet To Come’ director Predrag Pajdic. Predrag’s visually enchanting photography gives the project an air of completion and multidimensionality. The intro text, lyrics and extended credit section on the other hand helps the listener to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the project. Sital Aki’s (of Once Punto Dos) design, neatly puts together the informative and visual constituents.

The offerings
As Pineal is a result of invaluable inner explorations through Ayahuasca ceremonies and as I become increasingly more a bit of a consciousness warrior, I have decided to donate 10% of the profits of this album to the The Beckley Foundation. Beckley does cutting-edge scientific research on the healing effects of psychoactive substances and works towards drug policy reforms worldwide.
The Kaxianwá people of the Amazon, who have inspired this project and who have allowed me to transform their sacred Pasha Dume Icaro to an explosive techno track will get another 10% of this album’s profits.

Pineal is released by Strike Force Entertainment.

Below are some links to buy Pineal from different countries/territories. More links are available online.

UK:
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4679

France:
http://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/pineal-othon/5013929844223

Denmark:
http://cdon.dk/musik/othon/pineal-27414381

Netherlands:
http://www.wowhd.nl/CD/othon-pineal/dp/38089681#bc=f86c

Hungary:
http://albamusic.hu/show.php?id=53532

Europe (general):
http://cdon.eu/music/othon/pineal-27414381

US:
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=9216648

Hong Kong:
http://www.wowhd.com.hk/CD/othon-pineal/dp/38089681#bc=31e5

Japan:
http://tower.jp/item/3583882/Pineal

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/gw/album/pineal/id882971216

Cover photo: Predrag Pajdic www.pajdic.com
Design: Domingo Sital Aki www.oncepuntodos.com

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‘PINEAL’ REVIEW BY AVOPOLIS (GREECE)

‘PINEAL’ REVIEW BY AVOPOLIS (GREECE)

“Cultures, religions, customs, sexuality, tenderness and joy entangle inextricably in this musical kaleidoscope and each piece becomes a different part of the personality of the author, with which you are welcome to identify yourself,  if you set yourself free.” Yet another beautifully written and in-depth review of ‘Pineal’ is published by the popular Avopolis (Greece).…

JAPAN SUITE – NEW REMIX BY JP LANTIERI

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French producer and DJ JP Lantieri  has made a stunning brand new remix for ‘Japan Suite’. You can listen to the remix here  

‘PINEAL’ REVIEW BY QX MAGAZINE

‘PINEAL’ REVIEW BY QX MAGAZINE

“Tribal chants and animal howls flow over industrial thundercloud drums… Pineal is brilliant and mercurial” Another amazing and touching review of Pineal, this time from QX Magazine, written by Pat Cash, who also did a great write up for the London ‘Pineal ‘ show a couple of months ago. You can read the full review…