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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