I am overjoyed and grateful to you all for helping making my ‘Kodama and The God Within‘ campaign a success! Together we reached 109% of the goal! I am now looking forward to the creation of The God Within and collaborating with Dan Hillier on the artwork for both albums. Visit campaign page for more info
I am chuffed that 3 of my collaborations with Marc Almond are included in his forthcoming box set ‘Trials of Eyeliner: Anthology 1979-2016‘ – even more so cause, it is no1 on Amazon’s box set releases and no 5 in the regular charts!
Othon tracks included in the boxset are ‘Tango Song’ (from Digital Angel) and Last Night I Paid to Close My Eyes (from Impermanence), together with ‘The Green Fairy’ from my collaborative album with Marc Almond and Jeremy Reed ‘Against Nature‘.
The album is scheduled to be released on October 1st but you can PRE-ORDER it here
Strike Force Entertainment and Cherry Red Records have created different bundles that include the remaining vinyls and CDs of Against Nature and a special offer bundle that includes also my two albums ‘Pineal’ and ‘Impermanence” and Jeremy Reed’s ‘Big City Dilemma’. I am aware that people that pre-bought A. N. and the vinyls in particular would want some explanation about these extra copies, so I wrote to my label manager to shed some light on the subject.
He basically explained that the project, as we all know, was funded by genuine fans who were credited on the sleeves, received signed copies, got the album 3 to 4 months before anyone else and were guaranteed a copy of the album. The 400 CD’s and 200 LP’s that were left over mean that there are very few people that will ever get Against Nature, especially as the record company is only selling unused stocks and wont’ be duplicating further copies. By buying the unused Pledge campaign stock, the label made sure that all Marc Almond’s personal costs were paid (like the recordings of the initial demos, before we recorded the actual album) and that the project broke even and that everyone involved got paid too.
I hope this clarifies it all and thanks for the patience from those of you who asked for information on this last week.
Piano Loops & Harmonics
High Frequency Overtones
Deep Analogue Purity
Strings Warmth Slashing
Taiko Drums Beating
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Mystery Mystery Mystery
WORLD PREMIERE at Toynbee Studios as part of SPILL festival, Friday 6 November
Image by Hector de Gregorio
Another brilliant review of Cobra Coral EP feat. Marc Almond, Boss Axis, Charles Poulet & Bird Radio, this time by the awarded music site Louder Than War.
“The resulting Quantum Mix is a cavalcade of sound which would surely send any club goer completely insane as the cacophony reaches near fever pitch. It’s an incredible sound, and one which manages to remain focussed without sounding like a complete mish mash of undecipherable noise. Apparently, the goal is to ‘continuously raise the internal frequencies of the listener’. Mission accomplished.”
Read full review here
Fantastic Cobra Coral EP review by Compulsion! (EP out on Amazon & Google and soon on iTunes and Beatport)
“Unfurling slowly this ‘Quantum Mix’ reaches the first of several climaxes: where the Amazonian voices sing the ‘Cobra Coral’ chorus, before sweeping cuts of strings and dreamy electronic sequences appear scooping up the massed choir voices as the beats get heightened and more rapid, and are joined once again by the evocative wafting flute before it all gets whipped up into a multi-layered mass of non-stop ecstatic exotic dancing. The entire thing appears to represent a transcendental journey, whose vibrations will resonate as much at home as it would do in a club. Othon and Charles Poulet have crafted a really stunning remix here. Don’t miss it!”
You can read the review by Tony Dickie here
Welcome to the Cobra Coral EP week! Today the EP feat. Marc Almond, Boss Axis, Charles Poulet and Bird Radio, is released on Amazon and Google , soon it will be released on Beatport and on Friday 10 July on iTunes!
Cobra Coral EP is a series of re-workings of the original track appearing on Pineal and includes a retouched and remastered version of the original version featuring Marc Almond with Cobra Coral Quantum Mix, an 11-minute-long hallucinatory ecstatic journey in collaboration with sound wizard Charles Poulet, who has toured extensively with Factory Floor and worked with Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey and other groundbreaking electronic acts. The EP also includes a dub remix of the eponymous track by German deep techno champions Boss Axis. Cobra Coral EP features throughout the visionary flute playing of Bird Radio which gives an aroma of otherworldliness and magic to the whole release.
Cover design by Sital Aki
Cobra Coral is released by Strike Force Entertainment/ Cherry Red Records