Listen to: Flashback Blues by C\/\/\/\
Listen to ‘To Be So Blue’. A track taken from my forthcoming album ‘Flashback Blues’. Released 4th August 2014 on Odd John Records: Flashback Blues by C\/\/\/\
FREE DOWNLOAD: Are Your Ears The Same As Mine? by KINGBASTARD
A teaser of the 12 tracks taken from my forthcoming album ‘Flashback Blues’. Released by Odd John Records on the 4th August 2014.
“I decided to use the alias C\/\/\/\ (‘CWM’) for this release, as the style of music sits somewhere between my two main musical identities, namely: Chris Weeks & Kingbastard.
The word ‘cwm’ (pronounced ‘koom’) is not only a handy acronym for Chris Weeks Music; it also means ‘valley’ in Welsh. As West-Wales has been my adopted home for the past eight years, this alias seemed doubly apt.”
01 My Cerebellum
02 Here In The Rain
03 Dreams Of Escape
04 Water Falls
05 To Be So Blue
06 Someone To Watch Over You
07 Life Has Surface Noise
08 Looking Glass Eyes
09 Everything Comes To An End
11 St.Thomas Green
12 Prescription Pills
FREE DOWNLOAD: A little 3 track EP for your ears. Just some stuff I’ve been mucking about with.
Listen/download: Getting Down to Brass Tracks by KINGBASTARD
Free Download: Silo by Chris Weeks
My new sounds:
Chris Weeks is back with another ace sci-fi themed album for Odd John Records. The follow-up to 2013’s spacey ‘The Lost Cosmonaut’, ‘Conductor’ was envisioned by Weeks as a celebration of electronically created noise by-products, each composition built from layers of feedback, buzz, hum and distortion. The result is a cinematic sound that recalls Edward Artemiev’s strange, gripping score for Solaris, bringing to mind barren landscapes and impending dystopian disaster. Stark yet eerily beautiful pieces like ‘Electric Field’, ‘Fuse’ and ‘Strange Oscillations’ are balanced perfectly with more straightforwardly melodic tracks like the symphonic ‘Amber’ and the ghostly piano of closer ‘Lights Out’. - Buy and listen to Chris Weeks & the Sadmachine Orchestra - Conductor at Bleep
My new album ‘Conductor’ is released today on Odd John Records. Download it directly from my site or the Odd John Records Bandcamp to receive a free 15 minute bonus track. http://chrisweeksmusic.com/album/conductor
Listen/purchase: Conductor by Chris Weeks & The Sadmachine Orchestra
A track found on ‘Conductor’; the forthcoming album from ‘Chris Weeks & The Sadmachine Orchestra’.
Officially released by Odd John Records on March 13th 2014.
“Electricity - Putting the ‘Hum’ in Humanity”
Due to over-consumption, electricity supplies are running out. Rationing is commonplace, with rolling blackouts being the order of the day. Soon, the equipment we have come to depend upon in the ‘developed world’ will systematically start to fail.
Chris takes this premonition into consideration, gathering an array of electrical appliances to form an ‘orchestra’ for one last performance; the static-infused swansong of the ‘sad-machines’.
This is the ‘death-rattle’ of the generators, a glimpse of a dystopian future; the last-gasp of the electrical age…
Embracing the ‘sounds behind the sounds’: Conductor utilises the latent background buzz, drone, feedback, hum and static produced by all electrical equipment. These are the sounds which many go out of their way to completely omit from their recordings; Conductor celebrates them!
With a characteristic ‘lightness-of-touch’ and meticulous attention to detail, Chris allows the eight pieces found on Conductor to capture and positively radiate ‘found frequencies from failing equipment’. In the wrong hands these sounds may destroy one’s ears, but they are never allowed to fully take control. Harnessing this harsh sonic palette, he puts it centre-stage, balancing it beautifully with kinetic, evolving arrangements and layered washes of plaintive textures.
The result is an experimental, electrically-charged, symphonic-drone opus; an immersive, noise-rich exploration of fading frequencies.
Conductor’s overarching tone is one of darkness and foreboding; enveloping soundscapes are swathed in ominous noise and laced with a threatening timbre, but there is an underlying current of hope, a sense of reverie; a flickering candle burning brightly; a beacon of light amidst the impending black.
Released 13th March 2014
Music & Art by Chris Weeks
Released by: Odd John Records
Distributed by: The state51 Conspiracy Ltd
CAT No: ODD004
All Music & Artwork © 2014 Odd John Records