Monday, 8 February 2016

O.R.k. "Inflamed Rides" Tour….the start...



At the time of writing this, I have just completed the first gigs on the current O.R.k. tour, and it's my first chance to reflect after a short, intensive rehearsal period followed by several consecutive dates and travel days.

It's truly amazing to be with my bandmates playing the "Inflamed Rides" material live, to receptive audiences, little more than a year after we first started our tentative steps in recording the music.
I am also pleased to say the there's plenty of room in the music to expand and explore the recorded tracks live. As expected, the chemistry is working…..

Links below to a selection of photo galleries and reviews (in Italian)

Magmusic

A selection of photos from our first shows:



Lef.

Pat Mastelotto

Carmelo Piptone



Lef.




…The ride continues…upcoming dates are here:



Friday, 29 January 2016

Astarta/Edwin - "Oy U Lisi"

It has taken a while but I am very pleased to announce that the Astarta/Edwin album is scheduled for release next month.
Herewith "Oy U Lisi" ("In the Forest") a metaphorical tale the meaning of which is obvious despite the language barrier, is taken from the forthcoming album:



..more to follow,

Best,

Colin

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Obake Recording

At the tail end of 2015, Obake reconvened in a remote fog bound studio in the Reggio Emilia region of Italy to start work on an as yet untitled third album, scheduled for a release later this year on Rarenoise.

Sessions were productive and enjoyable, once again the music making a great context for my down tuned Spector Euro 435LX.

Italian website The New Noise  has in depth interview with Eraldo Bernocchi, with photos and details about the recording process here http://www.thenewnoise.it/obake-studio/


Our first live date of 2016 is Camden Underworld on January 21st

Friday, 8 January 2016

"Brilliant Waves" album audio trailer

Below is a short audio trailer featuring a few moments from the new Endless Tapes album "Brilliant Waves", digital release was earlier this week, (Amazon, iTunes etc) physical CD release is next week,  and pre-orders can be found at this link:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/hardworld/product/195/7108/

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Endless Tapes pre-release streaming.

My first release of 2016, Endless Tapes "Brilliant Waves" is streaming for a limited time on Italian website Sound36, please click  here to read an interview (in Italian) and to hear the album in full.



Please note the release date of 4th January mentioned on Sound36 refers to the digital edition of "Brilliant Waves" , physical CD's will available on 15th Janury, and a pre-order link the for the physical release can be found here:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/hardworld/product/195/7108/

Best,

Colin





Monday, 21 December 2015

Astarta/Edwin Christmas song….


A previously unreleased Astarta/Edwin track can be found on Ukrainian musician Eduard Prystupa's latest release "Gabriel's Message, an EP of seasonal songs.

I have to thank Eduard for getting me involved with Astarta in the first place, he also remains the only person ever to have given me a horse made from cheese…

Jon Durant joins in on guitar too.

Please check the links and see below for my thoughts in English:
Завтра – офіційний реліз міні-альбому Gabriel's Message. 
Про співпрацю з Ділею і дуетом AstartA розповідає британський прог-рок басист Colin Edwin, який долучився до роботи над EP: 
"Працюючи над треками для проекту Astarta/Edwin, я цілком свідомо уникав будь-якої прив'язки до змісту пісень. Українська мова лишається для мене суцільною таїною, тому увагу я фокусував на підтримці парного вокалу і намагався створювати обволікаюче звукове супроводження, яке б допомогло виставити вокал на перший план. 
Незважаючи на те, що я не розумів, про що йдеться у піснях, у деяких випадках, слухаючи вокальні партії, я цілком чітко відчував атмосферу треку. І кращим взірцем є "Різдвяна", яка абсолютно не приховує своєї святковості – я одразу відчув атмосферу Різдвяних свят і Нового року. Навіть незважаючи на те, що традиції святкування у наших країнах різні. 
Тому я розпочав трек дзвіночками. Так, звичайно, це кліше. Але й абсолютним кліше є твердження, що музика – це універсальна мова. Хоча водночас це так і є". 

ПРЕМ’ЄРА: Діля – Gabriel’s Message [міні-альбом]
Щиро вдячні усім, хто доклав свій талант до його створення – від невідомих нам прадавніх українців і баскійців до знаного британця Коліна Едвіна і вельмишановного американця Джона Дюрана (send special thanks to Colin Edwin and Jon Durant). А також вдячні усім тим, хто цей міні-альбом слухатиме. 
На відео – особистий message від Ділі до кожного з вас smile emoticon
Слухати і придбати реліз:
iTunes: https://itun.es/ua/HabK_
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YkJaay
Deezer: http://bit.ly/1NEPa95
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1Mp2fkJ
Spotify: http://bit.ly/1Peegy6

English:
Whilst working on the Astarta/Edwin material, I purposely stayed away from attempting any sort of interpretation of the lyrics, instead remaining in wilful ignorance of the actual lyrical content. The Ukrainian language remains a mystery to me, so my focus was always on supporting the twin vocals and trying to create a sympathetic musical content to wrap around and highlight them. However, in a few cases, on hearing the vocals, the meaning, if not the exact words was very clear to me, the best example of this is probably "Rizdvyana", which has an undeniably "festive" atmosphere. Even without any musical accompaniment, and despite the obvious differences between how we might celebrate the season, the bare voices made me think immediately of the atmosphere around Christmas and New Year....
For that reason, starting the track off with the sound of a bell was an obvious choice, it's a cliche of course, but it's also a cliche to say that music is a universal language, and at the same time, it's absolutely true.
‪#‎dilya‬ ‪#‎dilyaGM‬ ‪#‎colinedwin‬ ‪#‎astartaedwin‬ ‪#‎christmas‬ ‪#‎xmas‬ ‪#‎діля‬ 
‪#‎різдво‬
All the best of the season,
Colin

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Endless Tapes - "Terminal_1" Video

Video for the Endless Tapes track "Terminal 1" (taken from the forthcoming album "Brilliant Waves") by guitarist, photographer and all round creative powerhouse Danilo Di Prizio:




"Brilliant Waves" is set for release on January 15th 2016 and can be pre-ordered from this link:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/hardworld/product/195/7108/

Best,

Colin



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