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No stranger to LA-based supergroup Beauty in Chaos, led by Michael Ciravolo at the helm, the collective has come forth with a delectable announcement of forthcoming music – namely, their new album Out Of Chaos Comes… is on the way, previewed by Tim Palmer’s offering ‘A Kind Cruelty’ (The Sinistrality Mix)’, featuring Curse Mackey (Pigface, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Evil Mothers) on vocals and an appearance by guitarist Simon Hinkler (The Mission).
Producer/mixer Tim Palmer is “one of alternative rock’s unsung heroes” (AllMusic), whose legacy include countless works with such renowned artists as The Mission, U2, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, Pearl Jam and The House of Love.
The album will be released in time for Halloween via Los Angeles’ label 33.3 Music Collective. Just as ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ (2019) was the counterpart to Beauty In Chaos’ debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’ (2018), ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ is the counterpart to the super-group’s latest long-play ‘The Storm Before The Calm’ (2020). This new offering features 26 diverse remixes and reinterpretations by an equally diverse and talented mix of producers, artists and deejays.
“I had worked with Beauty in Chaos on their last remix album, so I jumped at the opportunity of working on another song this time with Austin resident Curse Mackey. The track hints at an electro punk feel, so my intention was to highlight that, but I also felt that with some surgery it could be a strong single,” says Tim Palmer.
“Early on, my mate Simon Hinkler from The Mission submitted a really cool new guitar solo for the song so I was already off to a good start. As always, Beauty in Chaos gave me complete freedom to experiment with the song and arrangement, so I really enjoyed contributing to the music and adding a sort of cinematic goth quality to the song.”
In addition to Tim Palmer, the ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ LP also features contributions by The Cure’s* Roger O’Donnell*, Marilyn Manson’s Paul Wiley, film composer Tyler Bates, and legendary producer John Fryer of 4AD fame, among others.
“I really enjoy the process of handing over the keys and seeing where others take songs that I am so close to. Tim is one of my all-time favorite producers and he really makes his mark on this record. I love how he made the arrangement more concise and gave it an electro-cinematic feel. It was an honor to have a guitar solo by The Mission’s Simon Hinkler, as I’ve always loved his playing and he delivered a fantastic “Deliverance” style solo (pun intended!). It works so well in this version and goes on the list of another one of those ‘surreal BIC moments,” says BIC curator Michael Ciravolo.
“In this time of Covid, even doing a video is challenging. Not to mention many of the artists on the last record live out of the state or even the country. Vicente Cordero (Industrialism Films) felt we could pull off a cool and different video from the original video we had done together. Luckily, Curse had some great footage performing the song from his recent web concert, so we started with building on that, with Tish and I filming some new elements and having some fun with Vicente’s new camera lenses!”
The original version of ‘A Kind Cruelty’ featured on ‘The Storm Before The Calm’ LP also involves The Mission’s Wayne Hussey, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rafe Pearlman, Kat Leon (Holy Wars), Steven Seibold (Hate Dept., Pigface) and mezzo-soprano Adrienne LaVey.
Out Of Chaos Comes… can be ordered directly from the band HERE
‘The Sinistrality Mix’ created by legendary producer Tim Palmer
Curse Mackey – vocals
Michael Ciravolo – guitars and textures
Michael Rozon – bass, piano
Dirk Doucette – live drums
Tim Palmer – additional synths, textures, guitars and co-production
Simon Hinkler – guitar solo
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