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12/02/2022

UNQUIET MUSIC LTD To Release New Single “I Succumb” Feat. Members of King Crimson, Lifesigns, Stick Men and Earthdriver On November 30th!

From forthcoming album “Meme/Music” Featuring Pat Mastelotto (Stick Men, King Crimson), Jon Poole (Cardiacs, Lifesigns), Markus Reuter (Stick Men), Adrian Benavidès (Earthdiver)

On December 2, 2022 Unquiet Music Ltd. release their new single, “I Succumb” - the first taste of their second album ‘Meme/Music’.

With instrumental contributions from Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Stick Men), Jon Poole (Cardiacs, Lifesigns, Dowling Poole) Markus Reuter (Stick Men) and Adrian Benavidès (Earthdiver), “I Succumb” is a song of despair to the life of the average Westerner. Enslaved by normality; condemned to capitulate to the injunction of love. Mind and body torn between the desires of individuality and undifferentiation.

The single announces Unquiet Music Ltd second official album “Meme/Music” on CD and download (via Bandcamp). The album is composed by JP Rossi, and produced by Markus Reuter (Stick Men, Reuter/Motzer/Grohowski, Anchor & Burden), crossing multiple boundaries between the electronic and the acoustic, between complexity and simplicity, between deep contemporary classical structures and textures and punchy art rock drive.

A song of despair to the westerner’s life enslaved by normality and condemned to succumb to the injunction of love. A mind and body torn between the desires of individuality and indifferentiation”

Bass beats and electronic noises of the multigrid dimensions of the city and the network clashing in a routine of pressure. Hammering guitars and gut-wrenching solos surround a couple of heartbreaking melodic choruses.”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/9AtiO8iBi-E

Unquiet Music Ltd’s 2020 debut album, “In the Name of.. (A Prayer for our Times)”, was an arresting and hypnotic mix of contemporary classical structures, urgent solo and choral voices, and electric art-rock sonority. An abstracted electronic Mass, it merged Messaien-ic detail and depth with needle-like mechanistic precision and a hallucinatory atmosphere. Two years on, “I Succumb” illustrates the next step for Unquiet Music: avant-garde pop reflections on human connection and communication, more song-based and lyrical.

The single builds on classic yet still fresh starting points (the eerie human-vs-technology accents of Berlin-era David Bowie; the twitchy psychology of Ray Davies; the flaring relentlessness of King Crimson and the industrial chants of Laibach) while retaining the teeming post-classical sophistication of previous Unquiet Music Ltd work. Packed with contemporary neuroses and dread, it sits in an uneasy bed of bass beats and electronic noises (representing the multi-levelled grid-and-network dimensions of urban living, clashing in an inhuman routine of pressure) while hammering guitars and gut-wrenching solos surround heartbreaking melodic choruses.

In complete contrast, companion track “Love Of A Dog” is a different kind of vulnerable. Absolutely exposed, unafraid of sentiment, and peculiar (in a good way), it’s a childlike tribute to animal friendship webbed up in organ, unexpected choir and Jon Poole’s tender fretless bass. Another reflection on connection, another example of the shifting Unquiet Music perspective.

Tracks:

I Succumb (Single Version) 04:20
Words, Music: JP Rossi. Arrangements: JP Rossi, Adrian Benavides
Voices, Keys & Electronics: JP Rossi. Guitars: Adrian Benavides. U8 Touch Guitars ®: Markus Reuter. Electronic Drums, Traps & Buttons: Pat Mastelotto

Love Of A Dog 05:08
Words, Music, Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices & Keys: JP Rossi. Fretless Bass: Jon Poole

Recorded at La Maison Rouge and musicians’ studios 2020-2022
Mixed in at Studio Ritmo & Blu, Italy, by Stefano Castagna *
* Except “I Succumb” mixed in Austin, Texas, by Adrian Benavides
“I Succumb” stems mixing by Stefano Castagna
Mastered by Lee Fletcher
Produced by Markus Reuter for Unquiet Music Ltd
Cover art by ARTMK
Booklet Digital collages based on images by Tobias Reber, Denis Rodier, JP Rossi

What people are saying about Unquiet Music Ltd’s new album:

A pretty ‘out there’ album… Jean-Philippe Rossi writes and constructs the stuff in a very unique and unorthodox manner. It was a fun project to contribute to in that it was so different to anything else I’ve ever worked on.” - Jon Poole (no stranger to “out there” albums) on contributing to “Meme/Music”

One of the most extravagant and unusual albums I’ve mixed this year! I love this great album!” - Stefano Castagna / Ritmo&Blu studios

To purchase:
Bandcamp: Bandcamp: https://unquietmusicltd.bandcamp.com/album/i-succumb-single-free-download

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnquietMusicLtd/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ayySw5v5jY1zL18mGolZw
Instagram: Unquietmusicltd

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/29/2022

Guitar Virtuoso Mike Campese Releases 11th Album “Reset”

It was 2020 during a global pandemic and Mike Campese was locked in his studio, composing and recording over 21 songs. As the world and his life were simultaneously resetting, Mike crafted 12 new songs and the album, “Reset,” was born.  

The 11th solo album by virtuoso guitarist/composer, Mike Campese, is 58 minutes long, consists of 12 songs featuring 6 instrumental and 6 vocal tracks. The album also features amazing drumming by drummer Patrick Johansson.

The album kicks off with a driving, classical rock composition, “Fire,” then straight into the heavy, rhythmic track, “Bee Eater,” followed by haunting melodies in “Tension in Motion” and a never-before dance track, “Dance.”

Like all of Mike’s albums, there is something for everyone. The title track, “Reset,” is a bluesy offering while "Waisted Time" follows the ever-popular ballad theme. Mike revisits his youth of wanting an elephant in his backyard with the rock-driven, slide tune, “Elephants in the Backyard.” Mike’s love for funk is expressed in “Talker” and “Let it Ride,” proving that Mike can lay down a groove and make it his own. Lastly, “Space Dragon,” inspired by the space mission to Mars was created and will give you the feeling of being in space.

Says Mike, “Most of this album was recorded during the pandemic and some of it was done before. I ended up writing and recording 23 songs. I had more time to focus on writing and recording. Normally, If I’m not traveling, I would record a song or two and then head out on the road and then come back to recording after I returned home. It took a bit longer that way. Having the extra time to focus on the recordings was great and I can take my time. There are some reasons why I called the album, ‘Reset.’ One of them is because the world is resetting after and during the pandemic, which the planet can fix itself over time after a disaster. The issue can be the people on the planet are destroying it with pollution, overconsumption and more. Also, as the world is resetting there are some new beginnings in my life that I have been exploring. I think it is important for a musician to always improve themselves in life and music.”

Mike Campese is known as a guitar virtuoso, he is an all-around music performer, session artist competent in many musical styles, electric and acoustic. He is best known for being a member of the multi-platinum group, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and received a gold record for his work. Mike has been featured in many national guitar magazines such as Guitar Player, Guitar World, Guitar One, Axe Magazine and Guitar Club in Italy. Currently, Mike writes for Italy’s top magazines and has his own monthly guitar column in Axe Magazine in Italy.  Mike has played with and shared the stage with many well known artists, he has released 11 solo albums in his name and tours all over the world. Mike is a versatile musician who describes his style as “Rock Fusion” and writes vocal and instrumental arrangements, electric and acoustic.  

As well as playing concerts, Mike hosts masterclasses all around the world.  In the fall of 2022, Mike did a series of Masterclasses and a live show for Abbey Road, in Paris. Also, he is endorsed by several national companies, be sure to visit www.mikecampese.com for more info and shows.

Once again, the versatile musician has crafted a smorgasbord of music that has defined his style. Mike’s guitar playing on his new album “Reset” features an abundance of fierce shredding and melodies, with no signs of slowing down.

Mike does not disappoint on this album; he has put his heart and soul into it like all of his previous releases. Mike Campese fans, new and old, are going to love it.

Finally, “Reset” is dedicated in memory of Nicholas J. Campese, as he was one of Mike’s biggest supporters throughout the years.

Watch the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPvroIojucI

The album is available worldwide on all major platforms. Please visit https://mikecampese.com/product/reset/ to purchase the album.

For more information:
Website https://mikecampese.com
Instagram - https://instagram.com/mikecampese
Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikeCampese
Facebook Official - https://www.facebook.com/Officialmikecampese
Personal Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/mike.campese.7
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/Officialmikecampese

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/28/2022

New Book “Within Without Volume 02 Legacy of Love” Out Now!

Featuring an essay by King Crimson’s Tony Levin

Bringing together photographers, illustrators, designers, musicians, writers and visual artists, “Within Without Volume 02” publishes personal stories and artistic renderings on the theme “Legacy of Love”.

The essays inside are eclectic: a piece by musician Tony Levin, “In The Company of Ghosts”, tells the story of the final King Crimson concert in Tokyo, Japan. “And these ethereal figures who have visited me through the tour - I cherish them too. I ask of them now a last favour; to remain with me tonight, for this last show. I will go onstage in the company of ghosts”; another piece, “Again”, by author Monika Radojevic, depicts a personal story between two sisters, "my love for her is a persimmon unpeeled, covered in bruises but ripe and staunchly waiting for teeth to set upon its meaty sweetness."

Contributors: Hatsue Andrews, Rohan Ayinde, Lia von Buddenbrock & Fabian Blaschke, Joseph Tokumasu Field, Charlotte Gosch, Jay Harper, Tony Levin, Mags McKean, Lara Monro, Elsa Muñoz, Kasia Murfet, Studio other types, Monika Radojevic, Angela Reimer, Nouel Riel, Samira Saidi, David Singleton, Iona Singleton, Julia Zenteno.

We celebrate the work of each artist who took on the theme and made it their own. Profits will be going to The Children’s Orchestra Society in NYC.

Out Now!


To purchase: https://www.withinwithout.co.uk/shop/p/within-without-volume-02

More information: https://www.withinwithout.co.uk/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/22/2022

Lucifer’s Friend Guitarist Peter Hesslein Announces The Release of Night Drive 3, Making His Critically Acclaimed Night Drive Albums a Trilogy – Out Now!

Peter Hesslein is an original founding member of the band Lucifer’s Friend and an accomplished guitarist. His first Night Drive album was meant to be a one-off, but its success prompted a sequel in Night Drive 2 and now the further demand, from fans, has led to a Night Drive 3.

Lucifer’s Friend was originally formed in Hamburg in 1970 by guitarist Peter Hesslein, singer John Lawton, bassist Dieter Horns, keyboardist Peter Hecht and drummer Joachim Reitenbach. Lucifer’s Friend reformed in 2015 and since then has recorded new studio albums and played concerts and high-profile festivals.

The last track on Night Drive 3, “Chapters of my Life,” features a guest appearance by former Lucifer’s Friend lead singer Mike Starrs.

Peter Hesslein said of his new studio album: “So now I’d like to share with you a third Night Drive album because I had a lot of messages asking about it.  When I started the idea, I thought the first Night Drive album would be on its own, but now fans have asked for two more albums for car journeys!  I am very grateful fans like this music and they want more from me!”

Night Drive 3 is OUT NOW and available via these links:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/NightDrive3cd
Spotify: https://geni.us/PeterHessleinSP
Apple Music: https://geni.us/PeterHessleinAM
Also available directly from Cherry Red: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/artists/peter-hesslein/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/18/2022

Sonja Kristina of Curved Air Narrates Neuschwanstein’s 1976 Progressive Rock Epic “Alice in Wonderland” Album – OUT NOW!

The original version of Neuschwanstein’s “Alice in Wonderland” had narration in German but, for the first time, this has been replaced with English language parts read by Sonja Kristina of Curved Air.

Musically this 1976 album belongs among the great prog albums and sits between Rick Wakeman’s and Jeff Wayne’s iconic narrated rock albums. This edition has been re-mastered with a booklet that includes two separate sets of liner notes (with rare images) on the history of the band and Sonja Kristina’s 2022 vocal sessions.

Sonja Kristina said of the release “I was delighted to narrate this wonderful psychedelic musical version of Alice’s dream in a dramatic instrumental landscape.  I loved Alice in Wonderland as a child and I’ve really enjoyed returning to the magic of this story. This album deserves to be thought of as a classic progressive rock album of the 1970s, so I’m pleased to have recorded the narration for it.”

This was the only mid-1970s album in the ‘Narrated Rock’ genre to be unavailable in English…until now.

Available from:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/AliceCD
Spotify: https://geni.us/AliceSP
Apple Music: https://geni.us/AliceAM

Orders placed directly with Cherry Red (while stocks last) will come with a postcard signed by Sonja Kristina: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/neuschwanstein-alice-in-wonderland-ft-sonja-kristina/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/15/2022

Deluxe Box Set LOST MASTERS & DEMOS Features Unreleased Recordings From TODD RUNDGREN’s ‘60s Power-Pop Project NAZZ!

Los Angeles, CA – Attention music collectors and Todd Rundgren enthusiasts everywhere! Purple Pyramid Records, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records Inc., is proud to announce the release of an extravagant box set of long-lost studio recordings by the ‘60s power-pop/psych project that brought Todd Rundgren his first taste of musical notoriety and, Nazz. These tracks are taken directly from the original master acetates of the originally conceived 1968 rough mix of Nazz's sophomore album Nazz Nazz. It was at the sessions that Rundgren took his first turn behind the mixing board, developing the production skills and techniques that made him the highly acclaimed producer he is today!

Rundgren’s ambitious vision for the second Nazz album actually encompassed 26 songs spread across 2 LPs. And although the recordings were eventually scrapped and most of the songs reserved for the band’s third album III, these early versions of the songs would profoundly shape not just Nazz’s sound but the trajectory of Rundgren’s own career. In addition, the other recently discovered acetates contain alternate mixes of Nazz’s signature tune “Open My Eyes” as well as the future Rundgren hit “Hello, It’s Me.”

Set for full release on December 2, Lost Masters & Demos brings all of these rarities into one gorgeous package, available as either a 3CD set or 4LP set, that includes a full-color booklet with detailed liner notes from music historian Michael Armes as well as an extensive interview with Nazz engineer and future engineer on Rundgren’s first three solo albums PLUS tons of rare photos! Fans can get a small taste of what’s in store with the single “Forget All About It,” which is being released on all digital platforms prior to the box set’s full release.

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/nazz_forget_all_about_it_acetate

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=nazz+lost+masters&post_type=product

Pre-order/pre-save Nazz Nazz – The Lost Masters: https://orcd.co/nazz_the_lost_masters

Stream/download Acetates: https://orcd.co/nazz_acetates

TRACK LIST
DISC 1
1. Forget All About It
2. Only One Winner
3. Magic Me
4. Gonna Cry Today
5. Meridian Leeward
6. Under The Ice
7. Some People
8. Rain Rider
9. Resolution
10. Old Time Lovemaking
11. Featherbedding Lover
12. Take The Hand
13. How Can You Call That Beautiful

DISC 2
1. Loosen Up
2. Sing A Song
3. Good Lovin' Woman
4. It's Not That Easy
5. Sing A Song Reprise
6. Plenty Of Lovin'
7. Letters Don't Count
8. Kiddie Boy
9. Christopher Columbus
10. Hang On Paul
11. Not Wrong Long
12. You Are My Window
13. A Beautiful Song

DISC 3
1. Get Outta Here Baby (Early Version of Rain Rider)
2. Gonna Cry Today (Alt Version - Dick Charles)
3. Hello It's Me (1st Mono Mix - Hit Factory)
4. Gonna Cry Today (Alt Version 2 - Dick Charles)
5. Kiddie Boy (Alt Version - Regent Studios)
6. Magic Me (Alt Version - John Kurland)
7. Magic Me (Mono - Regent Studios)
8. Not Wrong Long (Alt Mix - Regent Studios)
9. Open My Eyes (Alt Version Stereo No Phasing)
10. Open My Eyes (Alt Mix, No Vocals - Dick Charles)
11. Open My Eyes (Alt Version No Phasing - Dick Charles)
12. Old Time Lovemaking (Alt Version - Dick Charles)
13. Only One Winner (Alt Version - Dick Charles)
14. Under the Ice (Alt Version Mastertone)
15. Under the Ice (Stereo - Regent Studios)
16. Back of Your Mind (Alt Version - National Studios)
17. Hello It's Me (Alt Version - John Kurland)

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
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PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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11/11/2022

Hard Rock Legends UFO’s “No Heavy Petting” Remastered Deluxe Edition 2CD and 3LP 180g Clear Vinyl Available January 20, 2023

Hard Rock Legends UFO’s “No Heavy Petting” Remastered Deluxe Edition 2CD and 3LP 180g Clear Vinyl will be available January 20, 2023! Originally released in 1975, “No Heavy Petting” is UFO’s fifth studio album and the last to be produced by Ten Years After’s Leo Lyons. Stepping up from the rawer sound of “Force It,” the album was their first to feature a permanent keyboard player in the band and gave a nod to what was to come. The album includes a number of tracks that were to become staples of their live set for many years, including “Natural Thing” and “I’m A Loser.”

The newly remastered 2CD digipak with an O card deluxe version includes 5 bonus tracks (one previously unreleased), a poster booklet, and features the Roundhouse 1976 live set. The newly remastered clear vinyl 3LP gatefold deluxe version includes the Roundhouse 1976 live set previously unavailable on vinyl.

2CD
DISC ONE
1. Natural Thing
2. I’m A Loser
3. Can You Roll Her
4. Belladonna
5. Reasons Love
6. Highway Lady
7. On With The Action
8. A Fool In Love
9. Martian Landscape
10. All Or Nothing (Bonus Track)
11. French Kisses (Bonus Track)
12. Have You Seen Me Lately Joan? (Bonus Track)
13. Tonight Tonight (Bonus Track)
14. All The Strings (Bonus Track)
15. Have You Seen Me Lately Joan? (Acoustic) – (Bonus Track) previously unreleased

DISC TWO
1. Can You Roll Her – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Doctor Doctor – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Oh My – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
4. Out In The Street – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
5. Highway Lady – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
6. I’m A Loser – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
7. Let It Roll – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
8. This Kid’s – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
9. Shoot Shoot – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
10. Rock Bottom – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
11. C’mon Everybody – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
12. Boogie For George – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

3LP
SIDE ONE
1. Natural Thing
2. I’m A Loser
3. Can You Roll Her
4. Belladonna
5. Reasons Love

SIDE TWO
1. Highway Lady
2. On With The Action
3. A Fool In Love
4. Martian Landscape

SIDE THREE
1. Can You Roll Her – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Doctor Doctor – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Oh My – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
4. Out In The Street – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE FOUR
5. Highway Lady – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
6. I’m A Loser – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
7. Let It Roll – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE FIVE
1. This Kid’s – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Shoot Shoot – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Rock Bottom – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE SIX
1. C’mon Everybody – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Boogie For George – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

To pre-order: https://ufo.tmstor.es/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/09/2022

Bryan Ferry Guitarist Quist To Release New Atmospheric Album “Breathing Space” November 18, 2022

Quist is a Danish guitarist & artist based in Los Angeles. He has already toured the world many times as a guitarist, most recently being featured as lead guitarist with UK art rock legend Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music), who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. He was featured on Bryan Ferry's album “Avonmore” (2014), alongside Nile Rodgers, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr, Flea and Marcus Miller – subsequently touring the world for several years in various incarnations of Ferry’s band.

Quist’s forthcoming solo album “Breathing Space” was recorded in 2022, in his studio in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. It’s a chill, dreamlike sonic universe - with lush keyboards, melodic, bluesy guitar licks and atmospheric field recordings. The album drifts through calming atmospheres of dreamy sounds with layers of meditative drums.

The album’s title and concept was born out of the Pandemic/lockdown life we all lived through and was inspired by this quote from French philosopher Albert Camus: “To understand one's world, one must sometimes turn away from it! To serve better, one must briefly hold it at a distance. Where can the necessary solitude be found, the long breathing space in which mind gathers its strength and takes stock of its courage.”

The music was essentially created both to provide comfort and joy at the time of its making, but also especially to (hopefully) bring a sense of calm and joy to listeners.

Says Quist, “I just hope the music can help folks slow down once in a while, relax, take a deep breath, give themselves a little breathing space and just chill and take a moment to wind down.”

Situated in a chilled, guitar-centric corner of the popular lofi genre, ‘Breathing Space’ features 3 prominent lofi artists – Kanisan (France), softy (South Korea) & Steezy Prime (USA), with a combined listenership of 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.

The first single (title track Breathing Space) was released on September 30 - and the full album is released November 18 on Sonder House.

Quist has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Coachella, Glastonbury and Abbey Road Studios, as well as on many prime time international TV & radio shows. Through years of touring whilst simultaneously posting his trademark ‘jam tracks’ on YouTube, Quist has found an audience of his own – gaining a whopping 150 million views on YouTube, 500k monthly listeners on Spotify and a rising profile as a pioneering solo artist. He is now best known for his popular guitar jams & guitar-fueled lofi beats. Having seen his music added to no less than 6 official Spotify playlists in 2022, his first new single (title track “Breathing Space”) was released on September 30 - and the full album is released November 18, 2022 on Sonder House.

Tracklist:
1. Breathing Space
2. Indigo
3. Pulse
4. Rain Reverie
5. Dark Blue (ft. Kanisan)
6. REM (ft. softy)
7. Dali Naps
8. Dream Weaver (ft. Steezy Prime)
9. Optimism
10. Life Cycles

Pre-save the album here: https://sonderhouse.ffm.to/breathingspace

For more information:
http://www.Quistorama.com
http://www.youtube.com/QuistTV
https://www.instagram.com/quistguitar/
https://www.tiktok.com/@quistguitar
https://linktr.ee/quist

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/07/2022

Claire Hamill Releases Her New Solo Album, “A Pocket Full of Love Songs”, Which She Wrote and Recorded in and Around Lockdown – OUT NOW!

Claire Hamill is celebrating over 50 years in the music industry and she’s best known for her hit “Baseball Blues”, her work with Wishbone Ash and for writing Eva Cassidy’s hit “You Take My Breath Away”.

Claire Hamill released her much-loved debut album “One House Left Standing” on Chris Blackwell’s Island label in 1971 and worked with John Martyn, Steve Howe from Yes and a host of others as she developed her folk roots into new age music and beyond.

“A Pocketful of Love Songs” was written during lockdown and features songs from the heart on all aspects of love and life.

Claire Hamill said of the release: “There’s never been a better time to fall in love than now. I’m exploring the boundaries of my imagination and bringing together my thoughts and feelings in song form, to make sense of my life and my decisions. Maybe they’ll reflect some of yours too.”

The album is available from all good retailers and via the below links:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/arch013cd
Apple Music: https://geni.us/arch013am
Spotify: https://geni.us/arch013sp

Also available directly from Cherry Red: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/claire-hamill-a-pocket-full-of-love-songs/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/04/2022

King Crimson’s “In The Court Of The Crimson King – King Crimson At 50” Documentary By Toby Amies Blu-Ray/DVD Set Available November 18th

Also available as Limited Edition 8 disc boxed set from 2nd December

Described by Variety magazine as “really about as good as rock documentaries get,” the long-awaited, official King Crimson documentary by Toby Amies will be released in physical form on Nov 18th as a 2 Disc Blu-Ray/DVD set. An 8 Disc boxed set containing 2 Blu-Rays, 2 DVDs and 4 CDs will follow on December 2nd.

The 8 Disc boxed set includes the full King Crimson film, an early edited version of the film, a live concert from the 50th anniversary tour and a unique camera-only performance, plus a plethora of additional footage. 8 discs packaged in 4 miniature gatefold sleeves, with a 48-page booklet housed in a rigid outer case. Booklet includes notes from film director Toby Amies, David Singleton and Robert Fripp. Also includes the music from the original soundtrack and more, over 4 CDs, many tracks previously unreleased and/or new to CD.

The 2 Disc Blu-Ray/DVD set includes the full documentary film, an early edited version of the film, the final performance of the classic “Starless” from the band’s final ever concert in Tokyo, Japan in December 2021 and four trailers/shorts.

King Crimson has been described as popular but never populist. Just as King Crimson has been, for more than half a century, an atypical rock band, this film is a refreshingly atypical music documentary.

Toby Amies’ film about one of rock music’s most enduring, but simultaneously elusive, bands, “In The Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson at 50” provides a unique insight into the working process of a complex touring band, interspersed with contributions from previous band members to provide a contextual backdrop to the band’s past, as the most recent (2014-2021) line-up tours the world just before and during its 50th anniversary.

As King Crimson producer and band manager, David Singleton observed of the film: “All of life is here, not just music, and certainly not just rock. It has rightly been described as going beyond King Crimson into a ‘universal, inspirational study of what it is to work or dream to work as an artist.’”

While director Toby Amies writes of the experience: “In the Court of the Crimson King is not a film that wants to tell the audience what to think, rather it presents several different points of view about the creative process and what it means to be in this most unusual band; leaving the audience with a sense of both how complicated it all is, but also just how incredibly rewarding the King Crimson experience is both for the musicians and its fans.”

Robert Fripp announced that King Crimson had “moved from sound to silence” on social media after their final date in Japan in December 2021, making this release all the more poignant as a unique record of the band’s longest lasting line-up with tantalizing glimpses of the band’s history.  

Here’s what the press has said about “In The Court Of The Crimson King – King Crimson At 50”:

The film is angular and abrasive, exacting and playful, extremely funny and achingly melancholy.” - THE OBSERVER

“This unflinching portrait of the prog rock band is like an episode of The Office but with huge drum kits, grizzled roadies and rapturous fans” - THE GUARDIAN

“By turns comical and melancholy, it may be the most revealing film about working life in a band since Spinal Tap.” - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“A fascinating look at both a venerable institution, the dynamics of working as a multi-limbed unit that’s ruled by a single iron fist, and what it takes to play this type of music.” - ROLLING STONE

Doc about a Prog-Rock Perfectionist Is Nearly Perfect Itself. About as good as Rock documentaries get.” – VARIETY

Revelatory” - UNCUT

“A compelling insight into the tetchy men of prog rock. Their dedication to music is a joy, the persistence of Toby Amies ranks alongside Nick Broomfield. Even if you go in knowing next to nothing about King Crimson, you will leave feeling like lifelong enthusiasts.” - BBC RADIO SCOTLAND / RADIO TIMES, Siobhan Synnot

“The film ponders mortality, why music matters, and the sacrifices that bringing difficult art to the stage entails.” - THE TIMES

“In The Court of the Crimson King : King Crimson at 50 goes straight into the pantheon of those documentaries which enable us to appreciate the painful truth of what being in bands is actually like...there is no higher echelon.” - MOJO


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11/02/2022

Indian-influenced Electro-acoustic Alternative Rock Duo THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS Release Their New Album SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco, CATHE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS are an alternative rock duo formed by internationally esteemed professional songwriters Indo-Canadian Raj Ramayya and San Francisco native Brett Boyd. Described as “Indian-influenced electro-acoustic alternative rock,” THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS draw influence from a wide range of iconic rock artists, but it’s their diverse and innovative musical style and their unforgettable songs with poignant lyrics that define and set the band apart. The new THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS album SAN FRANCISCO is available on November 25, Black Friday 2022, and keep an eye out this holiday season for the re-release of their 2005 classic Christmas album Peace, Love, and Xmas!

Brett and Raj met each other by chance in Tokyo in 1995, crossing paths when they were both young traveling artists exploring different cultures with a shared vision of creating music that has a positive impact on the world. As unknowns and outsiders to Japan they attracted a multi-ethnic group of Japanese misfits and expatriates from around the globe who didn’t fit into the usual scene, steadily gathering an assortment of unlikely friends and collaborators in the clubs and pubs of Tokyo. The new THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS album SAN FRANCISCO is a return to form for the group, who relocated to the US following the release of their 2010 album Four Corners of a Tiny Planet. Even though they have their roots and origins in Tokyo and still feel the pull of that city, the new album is called SAN FRANCISCO because this city is now their center. For them San Francisco is an iconic image representing a sort of promised land, a place of rebirth and renewal, a beacon of hope even as things may seem broken or desperate, all of which comes through thematically on the album.

There has always been a “multi-ethnic” theme in the production of their music, and on SAN FRANCISCO, recorded and mixed at Strawberry Hill Music studios in Northern California (www.strawberryhillmusic.com), THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS worked with musicians and engineers from Brazil, China, and Korea. The album’s closing track includes a Japanese sitar-player and was recorded in their apartment in Tokyo back in the day, adding a cool nostalgic bonus to the release and bringing it all full circle. San Francisco and Tokyo have a strong connection to each other, which THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS showcase in their music and in the upcoming video for their new track “I Will Always Be There.” The video is being animated by Giezelle Bernal, who also did the album art in the same style that highlights the strong connection between the two sister-cities that mean so much to THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS.

Brett and Raj began writing and recording songs again for SAN FRANCISCO around 2019 before the start of the pandemic, and the album is dedicated to two friends that passed as a result of that tragedy. The first is “Thai Tom” who the duo met on a boat with their guitars on the way to a gig on a Thai island and discovered that he and Brett had the exact same birthday and year. Thai Tom brought them to a local temple to commemorate their fortuitous meeting, and they all became so close that Thai Tom eventually officiated the wedding of Raj and his wife. The album is also dedicated to Raj’s brother-in-law, who sadly passed during the pandemic, and also coincidentally shared the exact same birthday and year with Raj.


As THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS, Raj and Brett have developed a devout fan base through relentless touring in support of major acts such as Coldplay, Indigo Girls, and Matt Nathanson, as well as song placements in MTV reality programs including Real Life Stories, Two-A-Days, and Parental Control. THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS have had sponsorship from Heineken and Starbucks and have developed their American fan base from live appearances on leading local radio stations KFOG and Alice@97.3, West Coast Live, Amnesty International’s Rock for Human Rights, NPR’s “All Songs Considered,” NARAS “Grammy Showcases,” and had their music featured in The Gap’s 40th anniversary marketing campaign.

As first-call composers, Raj Ramayya and Brett Boyd have contributed music and songs to leading Japanese film and anime productions such as cult-classics Cowboy Bebop and Wolf’s Rain, Toyota and Asahi Beer TV commercials, the Biohazard video game, and other recording artists, including punk rock legends Hi Standard and Ken Yokoyama, and iTunes chart toppers Studio Apartment and Captain Funk. Together Raj and Brett launched Strawberry Hill Music, specializing in music production, publishing, and promotion, and embodying their underdog do-it-yourself mentality of the 90s.

Raj and Brett have spent most of the last decade prioritizing their families, raising their children while pursuing various other successful musical endeavors, but THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS retain a loyal international fan base, due in large part to Raj and Brett’s multilingual ability to connect cross-culturally with fans throughout the world. Brett Boyd says of their formative years, “I will always credit Raj’s natural talent to be welcoming and inclusive to everyone and to attract so many different kinds of people. We performed everywhere we could, and we were sometimes surrounded by outcasts in the underbelly of Tokyo, but everyone was beautiful, and Raj and I found ways to befriend artistic collaborators and fans who are dear people in our lives to this day.”

The new THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS album SAN FRANCISCO is available on November 25, Black Friday 2022, and keep an eye out this holiday season for the re-release of their 2005 classic Christmas album Peace, Love, and Xmas!

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11/01/2022

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash’s “Live Dates Live 50th” US Tour February/March 2023

Celebrating an iconic best seller!

Formed in 1969 in England, Wishbone Ash are one of the most influential guitar bands in rock history. Equally inspired by British folk, American jazz and R&B, the band did their part to help form the emerging rock ’n’ roll scene in the U.S. and the U.K. Through dedication to the craft of guitar harmony and melody, along with relentless touring, Wishbone Ash garnered a vast audience through public approval, critical praise and worldwide distribution of their extensive recording catalog.

In 2023 the band, led by founding member Andy Powell (guitarist, lead vocals), will mark the 50th anniversary of their biggest selling, multi-platinum album, “Live Dates,” with tours of Europe, North America and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., February and March will see the band traveling through the Northeast and Midwest, with an autumn tour through the South and West.

As the first live album released by the band, “Live Dates” features selections from Wishbone Ash’s first four albums performed in concert during the summer of 1973. Reviewers have consistently listed it among the finest live rock albums of all time.

“Live Dates” includes the cream of the early Wishbone Ash crop: “King Will Come,” “Warrior,” “Throw Down the Sword,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Widow,” “Ballad of the Beacon,” “Baby What You Want Me to Do,” “Pilgrim,” “Blowin’ Free,” “Jailbait,” “Lady Whiskey” and “Phoenix.”

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, “Live Dates” was re-recorded in its entirety at Daryl Hall’s venue, Daryl’s House Club, in Pawling, New York on July 22, 2022.

Andy Powell trades licks with Yorkshire’s Mark Abrahams, who has been playing Wishbone Ash tunes since his youth. Longtime bassist Bob Skeat keeps the low-end rocking, working the grooves with newest band member, Mike Truscott on drums. Like his band mate Mark Abrahams, Mike also hails from Yorkshire, England.

As true warriors of the road, the band regularly covers around 30,000 miles a year, which is roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the world. The Ash is an undeniable force on today’s touring scene, performing on five continents and continuing to be discovered by new generations of music fans.

Over the years the band has embraced diverse musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Regardless of the style, Wishbone Ash’s groundbreaking interplay of two lead guitars influenced bands such as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden, Umphree McGee and Opeth, among many others.

Wishbone Ash’s latest studio album (their 26th), “Coat of Arms,” was released in early 2020.

Tour Dates

February 2023

22 Pawling, NY - Daryl’s House
23 Shirley, MA - Bull Run
24 Norwalk, CT - Wall Street Theater
25 Jim Thorpe, PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House
26 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
28 Detroit, MI - Token Lounge

March 2023

01 Cincinnati, OH - Ludlows Garage
02 Fort Wayne, IN - Clyde Theater
03 St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
04 Edwardsville, IL - Wildey Theater
05 Edwardsville, IL - Wildey Theater
07 Davenport, IA - River Music Experience/Redstone Room
08 Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theatre
09 Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo on Prospect
11 Kent, OH - Kent Stage
12 Buffalo, NY - Sportsmens Tavern
13 Buffalo, NY - Sportsmens Tavern
16 Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
18 Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
19 Annapolis, MD - Ramshead Tavern

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10/31/2022

VANDERWOLF Continues Genre-Bending Journey With Electro-Infused Single “3/5ths in the Fire”

NEW SINGLE and VIDEO (directed by Alden Volney) RELEASED NOVEMBER 7, 2022 VIA PROPER.

As a follow-up to the widely-lauded LP, “12 Little Killers,” New York musician Max Vanderwolf will release the retro-futuristic single, “3/5ths in the Fire” 2022 via Proper. The song, which was recorded in Camberwell, London with producer Chris Wyles at the helm, has its origins in the raging rock excesses of Vanderwolf’s previous London band, Last Man Standing.

“This song was a staple in our set and was frequently played at festivals like Glastonbury, Lovebox and Bestival as well as clubs like 93 Feet East and Barfly. We recorded it much like we’d performed it but eventually I came around to the idea that I wanted to strip it down to its skeletal essence and re-dress it as something sonically anachronistic. Luckily, Chris immediately understood what I was going for…we listened to Vangelis’ ‘Bladerunner’ and Squarepusher’s ‘Hello Everything’ amongst other space-age references. We essentially reinvented the song.”

Listen to the single here: https://35sitfsingle.lnk.to/shseQJ

The only things remaining on this released version of the song is Vanderwolf call & response vocals which are split between a distressed sound and a vocoded voice.

Wyles explains, “All drums were replaced with samples and programmed - main beats held back until the 2nd verse with a view to making the 7/8 and 4/4 transitions as smooth as possible. So, the quarter-note accents on the hi-hat for instance are always shifting from on to offbeat. Bass was replaced with a combination of Moog and Oberheim. There were multiple patches dependent on the parts and sections and in places were reinforced with synth.”

Wyles programmed the chords and then arpeggio’d them with 2 different arpeggios using a synth combination but mostly an Oberheim SEM synth which brought up interesting things especially in the 7/8 sections. Synth pads were filtered to add movement and momentum.

“It was written in both 7/8 and 4/4 and the end section combines both,” adds Vanderwolf. “The whole thing was designed to ‘float’ along and despite the complexity.”

The lyrics by Vanderwolf point toward the degradation of human experience in which consensual reality becomes increasingly out of reach and thus one’s relationship to oneself in turn, also, disintegrates. “I must’ve written these words in 2016 before our current epoch of internet conspiracies, false narrative and the plague of technology that silos us became so prevalent. It was this kind of alienation I sought to capture in the song.”

As well as being a musician with a long and storied history - most notably as vocalist of the aforementioned cultish band, Last Man Standing, whose 2007 debut album “False Starts & Broken Promises” received plaudits from Mojo and Uncut among others - Max Vanderwolf has a hugely successful career as a music programmer and concert producer, working for some of the worlds’ most celebrated clubs and concert venues. These include New York’s legendary Knitting Factory and London’s internationally renowned Royal Festival Hall, where for 9 years he produced the Meltdown Festival working closely with David Bowie, Patti Smith, Jarvis Cocker, Massive Attack and Ornette Coleman.

In May 2022 Vanderwolf released the single, “When the Fire Grows Cold” which featured the legendary vocalist, Robert Wyatt. The sprawling psychedelic B-side, “Extinction” featured a “glissando” guitar solo from Daevid Allen.

In July 2022 Vanderwolf released the LP, “12 Little Killers” of which Mojo Magazine wrote, “There is a sophisticated musicality at play” and Rolling Stone France wrote, “The musician has concocted a rock record classic in form and devilishly accomplished in content.”

Vanderwolf will release his first album of songs recorded entirely in Los Angeles in March 2023.

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10/26/2022

Rockabilly Legend ROBERT GORDON Lives On Through New Release Of Vintage Studio Recordings With CHRIS SPEDDING!

Los Angeles, CA – When news came that legendary rockabilly crooner Robert Gordon had passed away, tributes came pouring in from all around the globe. Stories appeared in every outlet from Billboard to Variety to Deadline to NME. Former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock called Gordon “a fabulous singer [who] will be sorely missed” while Gordon’s close friend, Blue Öyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard, says “He was a soulful man with an unnaturally powerful voice. He had perfect pitch up until the day he died. He was still doing his vocal warm ups in the hospital when almost every other thing in his body was failing. I will never forget him.” Many others weighed in with their own stories, both personal and professional, of Gordon’s vivacious personality and incredible talent.

And though he will truly be missed, we can still celebrate Gordon’s spirit through his music. The final album that Gordon worked on was a collection of recordings from 1998, an album crafted in collaboration with Gordon’s longtime partner, British guitar heavyweight Chris Spedding, Entitled Hellafied, this 14 track collection of both original songs and cover versions was nearly lost forever until Gordon rescued it from the vault. He worked tirelessly in his last days to finalize the project and get it ready for release. Now, the entire project is set to be shared with the world on all formats on November 25 but today you can stream the lead off track, a song Gordon wrote himself, about living life to its fullest every day because “there’s only one day left until forever.” It’s exactly how Gordon lived his life, and the most fitting way to remember him.

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TRACK LIST:
1. One Day Left
2. Please Don't
3. Have I The Right
4. Middle Of The Night
5. Signs Of Love
6. I'll Make It Right
7. Why (Don't You Love Me)
8. I Saw A Smile
9. Don't Let Go
10. Girl Like You
11. Please Don't Touch
12. Tell Him No
13. You Don't Know What You Got
14. Believe What You Say

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10/25/2022

One of the Most Sought-After Krautrock Albums, Twogether’s 'A Couple of Times,' Has Been Re-Released on CD and Digital Platforms – OUT NOW!

Twogether were a German drums and keyboards rock duo from Düsseldorf, formed in 1973 out of musicians previously in The Crew and Blue Squad. They never did many gigs and only existed for a short while after completing their sole self-produced album.

A Couple of Times is a much sought-after rarity among collectors and was released in 1973 and has been unavailable on CD for over a decade.

This 2022 remaster features new liner notes by surviving member Reinhard Fischer and has also been approved by the Klaus Bangert Estate. Two bonus tracks from a non-album single (their only other release) have also been included.

Surviving Twogether member Reinhard Fischer said “We didn't play together long enough for something to develop from it but from the mixture of our individual ideas about music this album came into being, a bit of everything and many opposites.”

Available now:
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10/24/2022

Stanley Clarke, Stewart Copeland, and Deborah Holland Reunite as Animal Logic After 31 Years

Revered expansive pop trio releases brand new singles “Can You Tell Me” and “Ordinary” across all DSPs on November 18

In 1987, legendary jazz bassist Stanley Clarke, ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and singer-songwriter Deborah Holland surprised the world when they emerged as Animal Logic. Was it going to be a jazz-rock or punk-pop project? It turned out to be neither. Instead, they released two albums, 1989’s “Animal Logic” and 1991’s “Animal Logic II,” focused on smart, confident pop, deep grooves, and Holland’s soaring vocals.

The group was inextricably linked to Copeland’s Police history, having originally signed to his brother and Police manager Miles Copeland’s revered I.R.S. Records. In fact, Animal Logic’s first album cover was originally conceived for a Police greatest hits album.

The debut record resulted in a hit single in the US, Canada, and UK titled “Spy in the House of Love.” Further key singles included “As Soon As the Sun Goes Down” and “Rose Colored Glasses.” The group went on a single world tour in 1989, in addition to performing on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, and on MTV.

The group broke up shortly after the release of “Animal Logic II” due to Clarke and Copeland’s prolific soundtrack and solo work commitments. Copeland and Clarke would also go on to reform their most famous groups, with Police and Return to Forever reunions in subsequent years. Holland transitioned into a successful solo career, resulting in six solo albums, including 2020’s “Fine, Thank You!” which featured Copeland on four tracks.

All three stayed in touch across the decades. The trio first rekindled their working relationship in 2013 when they joined forces to perform as part of Copeland’s Sacred Grove YouTube series, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBLUwHTCiOE.

Between 2013 and 2022, the band shared ideas and files, resulting in the two new tracks, “Can You Tell Me” and “Ordinary,” which capture the quintessential, timeless Animal Logic approach.

“Can You Tell Me” combines classic West Coast songwriting, American folk-rock influences, and Clarke and Copeland’s rhythmic signatures. It explores the need for people to move on instead of wallowing in misery when faced with untenable circumstances. The track also features Howard Levy on harmonica, from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

“Ordinary” is a kinetic, upbeat rocker with lyrics focusing on the myriad upheavals the world is facing and trying to keep one’s head together despite it all. It includes sophisticated vocal harmonies, addictive hooks, and would have been very much at home on Animal Logic’s debut record.

The songs will be released digitally on November 18 and will be available on all streaming platforms. They can also be purchased via Bandcamp at: https://animallogic1.bandcamp.com/

Music is available by request. Animal Logic is available for interviews.

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10/20/2022

Lodestone’s Sole Album, 'Time Flies' from 1971, has been Released on CD and Digitally for the First Time, Taking its Place as a Founder of the Progressive Rock Concept Album Genre – OUT NOW!

Lodestone’s eponymous and sole studio album, Time Flies, has been released on CD and Digitally for the first time. The album was one of the earliest progressive rock concept albums of the genre.

It originally came out on Philips Germany in 1971, but it was only released in three European countries at the time.

The CD comes with a booklet featuring new liner notes on the making of the album, along with a science fiction short story. The premise of the album’s story is: “The astronauts’ flight to a new star took 300 years. The four space adventurers finally awake to discover how time flies… and how it can play some very cruel tricks…”

The band features ex-members of The Cymbaline, In- Sect, The Flies and Infinity. The release has been re-mastered by band member Gerry Morris and approved by original producer Tony Atkins.

Lodestone’s guitarist Gerry Morris said: “The Lodestone album’s re-release is such wonderful news. The album is already popular with avid collectors, but this is the first time is been on CD or available digitally. We welcome it back after 50 years. It’s amazing how time flies!”

The album’s producer Tony Atkins added: “The Lodestone album Time Flies was one of my first productions. I am very proud of how, in 1971, it broke boundaries in the then-new progressive rock genre. It's great to have it available again in new formats.”

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10/19/2022

Twink’s 'Think Pink' 2 and 3 Solo Albums Given First Mainstream Release After Years of Limited Availability – OUT NOW!

Twink’s two solo albums Think Pink 2 and 3 have been given their first mainstream release after years of limited availability directly from his webstore.  Twink continues to be a prolific musician building on his reputation in The Pink Fairies, Tomorrow and The Pretty Things.

In 1969, Twink recorded Think Pink – widely regarded as a milestone in British psychedelia, with the production work of friend Mick Farren, and the active participation of musicians like Paul Rudolph, Steve Peregrin Took (T Rex) and others. In 2015, Twink recorded the Think Pink 2 album and after decades of requests from fans and in 2018 he followed it with Think Pink 3.

Twink said of the re-releases: "I am very excited my albums Think Pink 2 & 3 are now available worldwide. The recordings on Think Pink 2 and 3 feature songs that I wrote when living in Hollywood at the turn of the century. Think Pink 2 has some great musical performances from some old and dear friends and in particular I give a shout out to Jon Povey. In contrast, Think Pink 3 has some fine performances from some new and dear friends. Think Pink 3 is a more laid-back album and acoustic based. The Saga of Think Pink continues."

Available now:

Think Pink 2
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Apple Music: https://geni.us/ThinkPink2am
Spotify: https://geni.us/ThinkPink2sp

Think Pink 3
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Apple Music: https://geni.us/ThinkPink3am
Spotify: https://geni.us/ThinkPink3sp

Also available to order directly from Cherry Red here: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product-tag/twink/

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10/18/2022

Legendary Animator Ian Emes, Creator of Animations for Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Wings and More Limited Edition Signed Prints Now Available

For the first time ever the amazing artworks of Ian Emes are available in an official range of apparel, accessories, prints and other media. The Ian Emes Online Store will enable you to enter the mind of the genius who created the incredible animations for Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Wings and more. Ian Emes is one the greatest living British animators, his seminal works embedded into the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

Now available - Archival Giclee Prints, Limited Editions of 5, signed by Ian Emes with a unique remarque in the border.
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Pink Floyd “One of These Days” 50th Anniversary limited edition print Now Available!

The Ian Emes Online Store showcases this dazzling imagery in a range of merchandise and previously unseen, highly collectible posters and prints.

Ian Emes is the British film director, artist, animator, innovator of film techniques and long-time Pink Floyd collaborator. Described as ‘precursor of the music video and digital animation’, Ian’s experimental short film “Meddle – One of These Days” (1972) is the first ever synchronised interpretation of Pink Floyd music. By collaborating with Ian, Pink Floyd found a way to expand the immersive universe of their concerts, having previously used only lighting effects during their performances - ushering in a new era of concert technology not just for Pink Floyd but for rock music as a whole.

When the band commissioned Ian to animate “The Dark Side of The Moon”, he created the world-famous “Time” sequence, (“The Emes Clocks”) which was projected onto a circular screen, (“Mr. Screen”).


Following the euphoric reaction to “Time” at Wembley Arena (1974), Pink Floyd commissioned Ian to create sequences for “Speak To Me”, (which included the iconic prism) “On the Run” and “Us and Them”. The concert films were subsequently seen by millions across the world. Among the many treasures in Ian’s archives are animation tests and storyboards for the entire “The Dark Side of The Moon” album.

This unseen footage includes Ian’s original “Us and Them” sequence of “Marching Crosses” - a forerunner of the “Marching Hammers” seen years later in Roger Waters’ “The Wall”. With its infinite perspectives and tumbling figures, Ian’s dynamic graphic imagery became a founding style for the band. His “Time” sequence was itself re-purposed for Roger Waters’ epic projections onto vast screens in his sell-out “Us and Them” World Tour (2019).

Previously Waters had asked Ian to create sequences for “The Wall - Live in Berlin” (1990), his first solo appearance since splitting from the band. The concert was performed to a sell-out crowd of over 350,000 people, then the biggest concert audience in history.

More recently, Ian’s iconic “Meddle – One of These Days” animation revisited the circular screen in the historic Roman amphitheatre in David Gilmour’s “Live at Pompei” tour (2016).

In parallel to his animation career, Ian continues to experiment as a multi-disciplinary artist, exploring all mediums of the still and moving image. He has created album covers, concept art and storyboards, directed nine feature films, TV series and hundreds of commercials with Ridley Scott Associates, garnering numerous awards, including three BAFTAS and an OSCAR Nomination.  

Photo by Lewis McInnes.

Ian’s most recent Pink Floyd collaboration is a feature-length interpretation of their ultimate album “The Endless River”, (2021) available in their “Later Years” box set and on Sky Arts.

Photo by Ania Cerelczak.

Selected works from Ian’s archives are currently touring the world with the record-breaking “Pink Floyd –Their Mortal Remains” Exhibition.

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