THE ALIAS SESSIONS
New double CD & triple vinyl album
Coming May 21st 2021 on The Leaf Label
The Alias Sessions is the fruit of my long term collaboration with Guilherme Botelho's Alias dance company, based in Geneva, and it also marks my return to The Leaf Label, after 13 years!
This new double album contains music from two of Alias' choreographic works that I've made the music for: Contre-Mondes (2017) and Normal (2018), re-worked and adapted for album format and mastered onto analogue tape.
The first single is called Underwater Lament and it's part of the "Contre-Mondes" score, or CD1. The videoclip that accompanies it is a composition based on live video footage of the same choreographic work, done with minimal editing (other than a few inverted or overlaid images) as to maintain the original intention, but with just enough extra spice to make it stand on it's own:
The second single is called Dividing Space and it's part of the "Normal" score, or CD2. This time the videoclip was commissioned to Gleix, a video artist / musician / circuit bender based in NY, to bring in a fresh perspective on Alias's work. It was done in beautiful analog style using images from Contre-Mondes as source material, but the meaning has been totally transformed:
The album will be released on April 9th 2021 as a double CD and spread over six sides of vinyl, cut at 45rpm for best possible sound quality.
The vinyl will be packaged in a deluxe spot-varnished gatefold sleeve, with initial pressings including an additional gatefold insert containing extraordinary images from the ‘Contre-Mondes’ performances. An edition of 300 on blood red vinyl will be available exclusively through Norman Records and Bandcamp. A concrete grey vinyl edition of 500 will be available from independent record shops worldwide, as well as a standard black vinyl edition.
We also now have the first ever murcof t-shirts available for pre-order from now until May 1st 2021, they will then be manufactured and begin shipping on May 21st when the album comes out. We have glossy black logo on black and white logo on black.
You can pre-order them on my bandcamp