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Cobra Coral – A Visual Invocation by Predrag Pajdic, feat. Marc Almond on vocals

Cobra Coral – A Visual Invocation by Predrag Pajdic, feat. Marc Almond on vocals

Cobra Coral is a song that calls for the native Indian Caboclo (entity) Tupinambá and the coral snake that taught him the mysteries and secrets of the forest.
Snakes have often been associated with the sky, like with the Hopi people’s ‘snake dance’ celebrating the union of the Sky spirit with the Underworld spirit and there is also the feathered snake of native American tribes, known as the Skysnake. The snake is also associated with the sea, rain and thunderstorms, as the zigzag meandering lines of the serpent symbolize the movement of the water.

Filmed in Bahia, Brazil

Directed by: Predrag Pajdic

Director of Photography: Lois Froud (HaLo IS)
Edited by Predrag Pajdic and Sebastian Collins
Post Production: Dr Sharkey of www.strip.fm

Special thanks to: Lee Adams, Alexandra Baldeh Loras, Edika Grünenfelder, Darius Meibodi, Noah Bloom, Christopher Plumb, Richard Perrott, Raghini Yage, Eco Nois Alto Paraiso, Eliana Stefani & Gabriel Toso

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlWC9MTW3vI

Othon curates RTÉ 2fm radio show

Othon curates RTÉ 2fm radio show

Othon was asked by Dan Hegarty of RTÉ 2FM, Ireland’s National Radio, to select five tracks for his show The Alternative, which was broadcasted on Wednesday August 13. Dan also played from Othon’s new album Pineal. You can listen to the show here

‘Pineal’ review by Compulsion Online

‘Pineal’ review by Compulsion Online

“A stunning visionary release blurring genre distinctions; Pineal is well worth imbibing. Pineal, like all Othon releases, comes with our highest recommendation.”
Pineal might be getting some more ‘mainstream’ attention now but is the edgy underground music sites like Compulsion Online that discovered Othon before everyone else did. And now Tony Dickie writes one of the best reviews on Pineal so far. Read the full review here

 

‘Pineal’ is out!

‘Pineal’ is out!

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/music/Audio-CD-1973923/Wereld-1973221

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