Skylon CDs are back in stock – properly this time…
My inaugural visit to Florida. First sign of an alligator-eating python and I’m outta there.
Back in the city that never goes to bed: the longest continuous party ever thrown…
Those lovely people at Microcosmos Records have invited me to play at their indoor ‘Peace & Love’ festival at the Kosmonaut club, Saint-Petersburg, Russia on April 11th.
As a teaser for the incredible S.U.N. festival in Hungary, the organsisers have teamed up with the Elixir Of Life crew to bring you a night of S.U.N. artists at a fantastic new venue in London.
I just added some new releases to my Bandcamp site:
This is three tracks made in 2002 during my “Hallucinogen In Dub” and “Blumenkraft” flurry of activity but which never made it onto any of my albums.
They all came out on various compilations and “Scilly Automatic” became a bonus track on the download version of Blumenkraft so some of you may already have them.
But it’s nice to to get them together and release them as a snapshot of one of the most remarkable times of my life.
Second new addition to my Bandcamp site:
This is the entire “Gargoyles” body of work, a collaboration between me and Simon Posford, featuring the undoubted talents of Michele Adamson [Shpongle], Andrew Ross-Collins, owner and brains behind the estimable Interchill Records, and his son Alexander, who was about 2 years old at the time.
Michele’s vocals are obvious [and brilliant] in ‘Spacebaby’. Andrew’s are less obvious but equally brilliant: he says the word “Aeroplane” during the breakdown.
Alexander was the real star though. He was a bored baby, crawling round the room in his nappy, so we gave him a microphone and some headphones and let him hear his own voice through loads of whacky effects – which he loved. He sat making excited baby noises which we recorded and spun into the track. Hence the name and the alien sounds of a babbling infant smothered in Eventide lunacy running through it.
“Evil Do’ers” was just Simon and Me in my studio, drinking tea and smoking. Simon sat on the couch mashing up porn movie soundtracks on his laptop in a disturbing manner and sending me the results.
After an evening of that we realised we’d accidentally made some music and decided to mix it live on the desk. The mix you hear is me and Simon physically fighting over the faders, pushing each other out of the way and mouthing “tosser” at each other every time the wrong button gets pressed.
Simon played the bass on both tracks on my horrible old 3/4 scale Telecaster bass guitar.
Periodically we discuss making a Gargoyles album but there never seems to be the time.
One day, maybe.
Hippies in fields!
Spunyans in hammocks!
Intense bearded men driving around in golf carts!
It must be festival time!
“Baby Robot”, out September 13th, is the first new music release from Ott since 2011’s full length ‘Mir’. Deep in the studio working on the next full length release for his own label Ottsonic, this two track single offers a taste of what is to come. The single release, available digitally, unveils a subtle new direction from the seasoned producer, with a touch of the classic Ott sound fans have come to expect and love.
Listen to a sneak preview at The Untz:
We are excited to announce the Ott fall tour in North America.
New music, new live visual show, great support acts, and more!
Below are a list of ticket links and facebook pages, please invite your friends to the facebook pages and buy your tickets early.
9/13 Mishawaka Ampitheatre CO — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/14 Boulder CO — TICkETS — FACEBOOK
9/17 Lawrence KS — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/18 Minneapolis MN — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/19 CHICAGO IL — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/20 Indianapolis IN — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/21 Cincinnati OH — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/22 Symbiosis Gathering — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/24 Philly PA — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/25 NYC NY — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/26 Portland ME — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/27 Montreal QB — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/28 Boston MA — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
9/29 Hamden CT — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
10/1 Morgantown WV — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
10/2 Asheville NC — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
10/3 Athens GA — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
10/4 Atlanta GA — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
10/5 Chattanooga TN — TICKETS — FACEBOOK
See you there!