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Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:21 pm
by Dennis
Ross wrote:
Ross wrote:Quick update - 'We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal' "album-length single" will be out in Jan


Now due in April.


Slowly they really seem to enter "new Tool album"-territory with that next AA one... :D

Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:56 pm
by Ross
Gaz just likes to get ahead of himself. He always mentions things in interviews that end up coming out months / years after his initial dates. Brian's similarly 'flexible' with terms like 'soon' (ie 18 months). Until we actually get a 100% official release date, always assume that what the band say is optimistic. :D

Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:47 pm
by Ross
https://www.facebook.com/10000543172812 ... 8649948183

We’ve been working up the 2nd path of
‘ We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal ‘ to be a veritable ‘ Synthony On A Theme Of Immortality ‘ with Dave Spiers on the keys & artwork concepts with Gavin Penn nicely gathering pace in a parallel universe of an accompanying art booklet .......

Inspired by 70s sci-fi art and one particular soundtrack by Frank Ellis ( Vangelis ! ( ‘ I was working as keyboard tech for Jon Anderson ( YES ) and one day I answered the phone for him and a voice on the other end of the line seemed to say in an exotic accent at odds with the name ‘ hi -it’s Frank Ellis ‘ ‘ I don’t know a fuvkin’ Frank Ellis ‘ said Jon dismissively when I conveyed the caller’s name to him gesturing to me to promptly hang up.
5 minutes later ( a rather ‘ sheepish ‘ )) Vangelis rang back “ ( from the conversation archives of Dave Spiers )

A 55 piece choir seals the deal next month after 8 months scoring and rehearsal ...! Phew ... almost there .... to the cosmos and back !

The Amorphous Androgynous with Peter Hammill album length single ‘ We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal ‘


Given that the choir isn't recorded yet, and that needs to be done before we get the multi-path Immortal single which will precede the main album, I don't think we'll get the full album until well into the second half of the year. Still on target for the Christmas 2016 deadline then :lol:

Synths on this are sounding bloody great, anyway.


edit: Gaz says on Instagram that "the album" is due "second half of this year". Whether this means the Immortal album-length single or the actual album, who knows! I'd guess probably the latter.

Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:11 pm
by Ross
Some more Facebook chatter from last week:

this track has had its own time frames simply because of the choir and strings aspects . The choir has mostly been recorded now so it’s all in hand now at least .
The main song can now be mixed !!!! This synth path ‘ A Synthony On A Theme ‘ I’ll be looking at choir samples etc ... getting there ... but still work to do to set it up at press / manufacture etc will take 3 months so probs 5 months from now


So... September for the lead single. I don't think we'll be getting the full album until 2020 now.

main song is almost 13 mins then paths/ versions - flow between those will be pretty special methinks . Not sure of total duration yet but quite a few different angles on the track for ‘ the journey ‘ ..
eg been working with this extraordinary fella Varrod Goblink ( Regal Worm / Cobalt Chapel / I monster ) toward a church hymn version based on our mutual love of quintessential British 60s/70s horror !
Think Choir , strings and all his vintage organs used to great effect on a church arrangement of the tune .. proper creepy !

Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:28 pm
by Rob
Ross wrote:So... September for the lead single. I don't think we'll be getting the full album until 2020


Really hope that all this great work behind next AA album will get a large consent, as one masterpiece deserves.

Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:38 pm
by Ross
Something's got lost in translation there. 'Consent'?

Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:29 pm
by Rob
Ross wrote:Something's got lost in translation there. 'Consent'?

Damn google translator :D large approval maybe?

Re: New AA album - Facebook updates

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:55 am
by Ross
Ahh. Acclaim, perhaps! Yes, I'd like to hope so. This is the first proper album since the Noel Gallagher and MPB era, and it'll be the first since Alice to get a proper promo campaign, so hopefully there'll be some eager reviewers out there.