Friday, 26 June 2015

O.R.k. - Last Chance for Pre-Order.

Now approaching the end of the pre-order period for the debut O.R.k. album "Inflamed Rides".


Very pleased to report that "Inflamed Rides" is now at the manufacturing stage and we are on course to have the CD's shipped out to all pre-orderers in early to mid July.

For anyone unfamiliar, a little background on O.R.k.  can be found by clicking here to read an interview with Pat Mastelotto, Lef and myself on The Musical Melting Pot.



Our winning "Jellyfish" remix was Coldlight's "The Insignificant" which will be included as a bonus track on the CD:



We also decided to have Unungordium's "Manipulation" as an extra on the digital version of the album:



A select few journalists have been given access to the full album, and there below are some links to some early reviews:

The Musical Melting Pot
ShiverWebzine
MusicOff
Sound36
HardSounds
Grind on the Road

At time of writing there are still a few days left to grab Inflamed Rides on Musicraiser, but this by no means the end, more activity is planned so please keep an eye on www.orkband.com (and the FB page) for any updates.

Best,

Colin





Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Twinscapes Live in Portugal

Poster for upcoming Twinscapes Show in Lisbon as part of the Jazz im Goethe Garten series of gigs.
Lorenzo Feliciati and myself once again with drummer Roberto Gualdi.
More information here

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Guest Spots

A couple of recent Guest Spots.
I have contributed fretless bass to the title track of Chilean guitarist Javier Sepulveda's ambitious "Pulse of Nature" project, you can hear below an edited version:



And secondly, Atlanta-based guitarist Jared Leach's Ghost Medicine, below " the track Desert Spring" A full length album is completed and should be out sometime later this year.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tim Bowness - Stupid Things That Mean the World

I have contributed upright and both fretted and fretless electric bass (and some ebow textures as well) to various tracks on Tim Bowness's forthcoming album "Stupid Things That Mean the World" and below you can hear "Great Electric Teenage Dream", which is the first track from the album to be made public:


I will be joining Tim,  Mike Bearpark (Guitar), Andrew Booker (drums) and Stephen Bennett (Keys) for some upcoming gigs, the first one confirmed so far is in Poland at the end of August, see poster below:



Best,

Colin

Monday, 8 June 2015

The Sun is New Each Day

At the invitation of self confessed "Nerd Composer" Paolo Fosso, I have contributed bass parts to the new album by Armonite entitled the 'Sun is New Each Day'.
Also featured are violinist Jacopo Bigi and drummer Jasper Barendregt.





See the website for more details: www.armonite.com

Best,

Colin


Friday, 5 June 2015

One for the Bass Players

Thanks to Adam Phillips of Bass Players United for sending the new iPad (and Android apparently) friendly magazine app my way, and also for featuring Burnt Belief's Etymology in their first issue:



Lots of other good content too…and this first issue is free...

Click here to find out more.

Best,

Colin


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