Monday, 9 December 2019

Friday, 6 December 2019

Infinite Regress



I am duty bound to say a word or two about the new album, and I’ll start with admitting that it had been finished, and left unreleased, for quite some time. I had the release schedule all planned when it became necessary to hold it back for some reason or other, I think it may have been an O.R.k. album and tour needing priority,  and shortly after there was another Burnt Belief album, then the pressures of life and then, I am not too sure, but one thing after another and it slipped off my radar until eventually I realised it’d been well and truly shelved. 
So, finally there’s been a window where I’ve been able to give it my attention again, and I think the pause has been a blessing of sorts as I do feel the album is more relevant, and will hopefully resonate better with the outside world, at this time than it would have done before.

Despite the differing subject matter of the songs, there’s a unifying sense of confusion, uncertainty and anxiety that runs through the themes in the lyrical content, and as time has passed, these feelings seemed to have amplified, not just in my own mind, but in the world around all of us. The feeling that lots of things have been getting, not just a bit worse, but significantly so. 
I am pretty sure that we still have some way to go, unfortunately, before things (might) get any better. 

I am generally reluctant to say too much about specific ideas behind albums I am involved in, as I believe allowing the listener to find their own meaning is much more important, but I had wanted the album overall to have a certain “grainy” texture, a nocturnal, introspective atmosphere and to convey a general sense of misplaced and confused nostalgia, a bit like the feeling you might have whilst looking at a slightly blurred old photograph of something or someone from your past, but which doesn’t quite match your own memories. I think RJ has really bought these qualities to the fore with his lyrical contributions, and also his well considered guitar parts.

So, Infinite Regress in the Mirror City, a hauntologial landscape where there are no definite answers at the end of any promised rainbows. Uncertainty is the only certainty and errors, vagueness and all the shades of grey areas are to be explored much more thoroughly than the black and white.

Lastly, I see Japanese metal band, “Defiled”, who probably couldn’t be much further musically speaking, have also named their upcoming album “Infinite Regress” and it’s due for release on the very same day as my album,….a synchronicity worth celebrating I feel, and completely in keeping somehow with the spirit behind this album.

Digital release across all the usual platforms via Cargo Records on January 24th

For physical copies please see link below:


Friday, 29 November 2019

"Floatograph" Video



Very happy to preview the first track from my upcoming album  "Infinite Regress"  which will be out on January 24th.

Pre-Order the album on this link: https://burningshed.com/colin-edwin_infinite-regress_cd

Thanks to Al from Human Eye for the effort he expended making this highly creative video.

Infinite Regress - Tracklisting and Credits



  1. Opening of the Mouth
  2. Hell Within Your Hands
  3. Mirror City
  4. Demission
  5. Floatograph
  6. Memory Ritual
  7. Almost Still
  8. Infinite Regress
  9. Ignorunt
  10. Under The Lens


Colin Edwin - Fretted and Fretless Basses, Rhythm Programming, Ebow, FX
Robert Peck - Vocals, Guitars, Ebow.

Recorded at Nightspace UK and Crash Studio UK.
Mixed by Colin Edwin at Nightspace UK

Mastered by Paul Mex at Mex One Recordings.

All titles (c) Edwin/Peck 


With:

Inna Kovtun and Eduard Prystupa - Guest vocals on “Hell Within Your Hands”

Thanks to Paul Mex @ Mex One Mastering, Jon Durant, Al Peck, Andrew McCabe @ Firemouth, Spector Basses, Ralf Bjurbo at EBS, Paul Herman at Wal Basses, Heiko Hoepfinger at Basslab, D’addario strings and Sontronics microphones.

Photography by Al Peck @ Human Eye Studio


Design by Jon Durant

All Pre-Orders taken via Burning Shed and received by mid December will be signed by myself and RJ.
Click here to order

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Hannochka -





Further Travels - Episode 245 "Hannochka" in which yours truly and Jon Durant travel to the impressive Ukrainian capital city of Kiev and meet a mysterious and beguiling lady who transforms us into traditional local costume and custom whilst singing a lament for a lost future.....a meeting of minds that would not have been possible in a not so distant past.

Note: Bridges feature large in our world....build bridges not walls.


"Hannochka" - from the Edwin/Durant/Kovtun album....


Friday, 8 November 2019

"Infinite Regress" solo material January 2020

Above is the cover image for my forthcoming album "Infinite Regress" due for release in January 2020. Cover Image by Alistair @ Human Eye Studio

Featuring ten songs with a definite nocturnal ambience, I also had the assistance of my old buddy RJ Peck on vocals and guitar (see also Mesh EP)

There's a variety of concerns addressed in the lyrical content: urban drudgery, technological distraction and the inaccuracies of both personal and collective memories, communal amnesia as nostalgia.

Pre-Orders for physical CD's can be found on the following link: https://burningshed.com/colin-edwin_infinite-regress_cd

Friday, 18 October 2019

Endless Tapes EP and "Brilliant Waves"






My collaboration with drummer/multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Pedretti, (as Endless Tapes) from a little while back, is now available on my Bandcamp page:

Endless Tapes E.P.




Brilliant Waves:



NB. For those who prefer physical media please go here:

https://burningshed.com/endless-tapes_ep-cd_cassette

https://burningshed.com/Endless-Tapes_Brilliant-Waves_cd

There's a couple of videos also on my YouTube channel, this first one for "Terminal 1" involved filming over am enjoyable but freezing cold weekend in Basel.....amazing work from Danilo Di Prizio, who filmed and conceived the while thing.



Petulia Mattioli did a great job on the video for Punto "Di Vista Differente", thankfully it didn't involve me getting frozen again...
Petulia has also designed a lot album covers including quite a few I've been involved in: Obake, Metallic Taste of Blood and Guadi's most recent "Magnetic"

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

O.R.k. 2020 dates with S.O.A.D





Something to look forward to - O.R.k. will be opening for System of a Down for some European dates next year.....more live gigs to follow for sure.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Pre-Orders - Edwin/Durant/Kovtun



Inna Kovtun

Below is the first full length track available as a preview from my forthcoming album with Jon Durant and Inna Kovtun.

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Entitled "Harvest", (Жнивна)  this tune is based on an old Ukrainian folk melody, and also features a great performance from Robert Gualdi on drums and Ukrainian wind instruments courtesy of Levgen Zharinov

Please follow the link in the player above to pre-order the digital version via Bandcamp, alternatively......click here.

There is a pre-order option for CD's on the links below.

The artist friendly Burning Shed:

https://burningshed.com/colin-edwin_jon-durant_inna-kovtun_cd

If you prefer, the less artist friendly option:

https://www.amazon.com/Edwin-Durant-Kovtun-Colin/dp/B07X7D1XMB/

Best,

Colin

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Edwin/Durant/Kovtun - Trailer



..a short taste of the forthcoming Edwin/Durant/Kovtun album. (Photos by Al Peck)


The three of us joined by Roberto Gualdi on drums (see also "Twinscapes") and levgen Zharinov on wind instruments.


Pre-order is up on burning shed on the link below:

https://burningshed.com/colin-edwin_jon-durant_inna-kovtun_cd


or Amazon here;

https://amzn.to/2kxGQpx

More soon....

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Edwin/Durant/Kovtun

After struggling with what to call ourselves, (EDK being a bit too similar to O.R.k perhaps) 
 my full-length collaborative album with Jon Durant and Inna Kovtun is being lined up for an Autumn release (CD and digital) and will simply be called "Colin Edwin, Jon Durant, Inna Kovtun"
See previous post here.


Above is the cover image design by Radoslav Chrzan. It should be fairly obvious the main image represents a bridge. It seemed apt, as bridges have followed us wherever we go. Inna's home city, Kiev is bisected by the Dnieper river and features a number of impressive bridges. Jon spends a good deal of time in Portland on the West Coast of the U.S.A. which has many bridges,  although he's forever photographing the same one!
We mixed the album all together at Grand Cru Studios in London, on a boat in St. Katherine's Dock,  right next to London Bridge.

More information, audio samples, pre-order links etc when the time comes.......

Thursday, 18 July 2019

O.R.k. - Signals Erased




The third single to be taken from Ramagehead, "Signals Erased" comes in the form of a digital EP, with additional remixes by Adrian Benavides, (who also mixed the album version) and producer Greg Brimson, who has previously worked as a remixer and producer with a large number of diverse artists including Eminem, Bush, Paradise Lost, the Levellers and Gary Numan.

Thanks to Bob Hodds at Uranium Club Productions for the stunning lyric video.

Click below for the EP:

https://ork.lnk.to/Signals_Erased

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Atumatu - Castilleja - Recent Guest Spot.

I am guesting on fretless bass on this track by Atumatu -





Please see the band website for more : https://atumatumusic.com


You can also find more on the Bandcamp page here: https://atumatu.bandcamp.com

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Interview on Music Radar


(Photo Credit: Al Peck)

A recent interview with Joel McIver can be found over on Music Radar, please click here to read it.




Friday, 5 July 2019

O.R.k. - "Black Blooms" Bill Laswell Remix


Out now, is the first in a series of remixes of tracks taken from the recent O.R.k. album "Ramagehead" comes from the legendary Bill Laswell, and also features Serj Tankian on guest vocals.
More remixes coming soon.....




https://spoti.fi/2XqSkbY

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Insomnia Sessions Vol 2

Approximately a year after the last batch, some more tracks created during sessions of nocturnal sleeplessness:

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Neve Di Primavera

Alessandro Pedretti (Endless Tapes, Sdang!) and I have constructed a piece of music to accompany, "La Memoria Delle Pietre" a white marble sculpture by Milena Berta.


This piece has it's inauguration on the 19th May, in the town of Valle Camonica, in Italy.

The music takes it's inspiration from the many caves in the surrounding area, I contribute fretless bass with some suitably cavernous reverberations and the percussive elements are made from audio samples of local stones and naturally occurring minerals found in the vicinity.

I'll post a few more details about the music soon, but for now please see the link below (in Italian)

http://www.vallecamonicacultura.it/neve-di-primavera-e-la-nuova-opera-de-la-memoria-delle-pietre-a-cane-di-vione/

..where you can listen to the music by scanning the QR code found there.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

HOIA


Recent guest spot on bass with guitarist Prateek Rajagopal's HOIA and his latest release "Scavenger"
For a sample see below.




For more information please check out Prateek's website here:

https://prateek-music.com/band-projects


Thursday, 14 March 2019

O.R.k. - Kneel to Nothing (Live)

Herewith a live video of O.R.k. performing "Kneel to Nothing", (desk audio)


We've a couple of headline dates in London and Paris before joining The Pineapple Thief for their UK Shows starting next week.....

17/03 (FR) - Paris - Petit Bain
https://bit.ly/2HeBdW9

19/03 (UK) - London - Borderline
https://bit.ly/2NKMFKC


Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Tour Dates - O.R.k.


We've kicked off the O.R.k. Tour with three Italian dates so far, the rehearsals and preparation have paid off and we're fine tuning the set, with a lot of the new "Ramagehead" material.


The link below shows all the upcoming O.R.k. tour dates on my own Bands in Town page:

https://bnds.us/o5kquc

..the O.R.k. page can be found here:

https://bnds.us/170iwx




Saturday, 9 February 2019

Tim Bowness - Borderline



Another track from Tim Bowness's forthcoming album "Flowers at the Scene".
I am playing double bass, and the track also features sometime Ex-Wise Head Ian Dixon on trumpet, who plays also on my recent album with Robert Jurjendal - "Another World"

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

O.R.k. - BLACK BLOOMS feat. SERJ TANKIAN





Latest single "Black Blooms" from O.R.k., also features Serj Tankian on vocals.

"Black Blooms" is from the forthcoming album "Ramagehead":

Please check the following link for




Friday, 1 February 2019

New Material with Inna Kovtun and Jon Durant.

The turmoil that engulfed Ukraine in late 2014 pretty much put a stop to the activities I had been planning with Kiev based vocal duo Astarta (see previous blog posts here and here) . We just about managed to release our album through Comp Music eventually, but any live performances and further recording was put on hold indefinitely.
I am happy to say that, after a pause of about 18 months, I managed to reconnect with the marvellous vocalist Inna Kovtun, and with the addition of Jon Durant, my partner in Burnt Belief , who also made a lot of fantastic contributions to the Astarta/Edwin album as well as joining us for the live shows we did manage, late 2018 saw us all together for the closing stages of mixing a full new albums worth of material.
As before, the new tracks are built around a set of Slavic folk songs, but extensively reworked and re-imagined by Jon and myself.
Initially working from bare vocals upwards, Inna in turn created fresh vocal arrangements with new harmonies around our newly developed musical backing.
After the mostly remote recording process, Jon, Inna and myself were able to meet up in London for the final mixing sessions on the marvellous Grand Cru Studios in the picturesque setting of St. Katherine's Dock in London.
We've been lucky enough to also have some rhythmic input from the Twinscapes powerhouse Roberto Gualdi on drums.
I am really looking forward to releasing the results of our work together, no firm plans yet, but something else to watch out for later  in 2019......hopefully before too long...





Sunday, 20 January 2019

O.R.k. - "Ramagehead" Pre-Orders

I've managed to receive a few copies of the forthcoming O.R.k. album ahead of release, so here they are:


 CD version also comes with a fold-out poster. (not shown)

 Crystal Vinyl.

Fantastic cover art by Adam Jones and a great design by Denis Rodier.
A lot of thought, care and attention always goes into album design, this was no exception.
 I am still of the opinion it makes for a much better and enhanced listening experience, as well as giving the listener a deeper appreciation of the artist's intentions.

Pre-Orders can be made from the following link:

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Tim Bowness - Flowers at the Scene


I am playing both upright and electric bass on the forthcoming Tim Bowness album "Flowers at the Scene" due in early March.
The first preview track "I Go Deeper" is out now:



The usual pre-order options can be found here: https://burningshed.com/store/timbowness



Wednesday, 9 January 2019

O.R.k. - "Kneel to Nothing"



First new track from the forthcoming O.R.k. album "Ramagehead", visuals by our very own Lef...

For Tour dates please see  here

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