The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:26 pm

Gaz has been randomly replying to year old comments on the FB post about the Immortal strings session. Current news on the single, five parts, 40 minutes. He also said they’re adding the final tweaks which means it’s not 100% finished, and they’re still assessing how best to release it in the current situation. Given the lead time on vinyl manufacture at the minute is at least a couple of months, promotion needs a month or two as well (last I heard they’re hoping to do a small promotional campaign this time), and the Immortal single is coming before the main album, at this rate I don’t foresee LBtHC coming out until 2021.

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Post by mcbpete » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:23 pm

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:11 am

Gaz informs us on Facebook that the Immortal longform single is due in November (so I reckon it'll be December now he's said that).

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:54 am

2CD Immortal set with the longform paths release on one disc and the MPB remixes due on the other is now expected.

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Dennis » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:49 pm

Ok, this sounds good, think I'll wait for this 2CD-thing. Lets hope it will be this year...
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Post by Ross » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:20 pm

Gaz posted artwork proofs for the 2CD version on Facebook today. Vinyl lead time (for the Paths version) is still around 6 weeks currently so we're probably looking at an early December release.

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:05 am

Immortal paths LP out 20th November
https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/the-amorp ... e-immortal

Track list:
We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal
Synthony On A Theme Of Mortality
Hymortality
Psych Recap
The Immortality Break
Physically I'm Here, Mentally Far, Far Away

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Post by Ross » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:38 am

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Press release:
The Amorphous Androgynous return with the symphonic, 40-minute prog space-rock concept album We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal. The album contains 5 epic parts, featuring the legendary Peter Hammill (the Van Der Graaf Generator) on vocals alongside a host of musicians including: Paul Weller (piano and guitar), Ray Fenwick (Spencer Davis Group/Ian Gillan) on lead guitar, Brian Hopper (Caravan/Soft Machine) on sax. The Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and a 25-piece live orchestral string section round out this sumptuously-recorded album.

We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal opens with the 13-minute epic of the title track (written with Peter Hammill and Paul Weller). The themes of mortality / immortality are then musically and conceptually catapulted to the far-flung corners of the AA sonic multiverse over 40+ minutes. Channelling A Space Odyssey, the dystopian choirs and moog of Hymortality crash full-force into the John-Bonham-like drums of The Immortality Break. Meanwhile, Synthony On A Theme of Mortality lives up to its name, utilizing the classic 70s Yamaha CS80 synth before progressing to a female wailing aria against classic vintage guitar rock. The whole cosmic trip cascades finally into the harp daydream reverie, choir and romantic strings of Physically I’m Here, Mentally Far, Far Away.
The fact that 'Psych Recap' isn't mentioned at all, along with its title, suggests it may be a short interlude, maybe introducing side 2. We've heard clips of 'Synthony' and 'Physically' on the MPB version, of course.

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:28 pm

Gaz gave the official announcement on Facebook, suggesting the 2CD set will be released at the same time as the LP. Looks like it'll be two jewel cases in an o-card like The Cartel and E6+.

Also of note, is the following quote: "The full length album LISTENING BEYOND THE HEAD CHAKRA will be released 2021 expected to be 10 tracks ( inc We Persuade )"

Which suggests that they haven't actually finished the album yet. :lol: The potential tracklist in the calendar only has nine tracks, so something's definitely changed.

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by OffLand » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:28 pm

Oh I'm sure the tracklist for LISTENING BEYOND THE HEAD CHAKRA will change slightly about 10 thousand times before they release it. :D
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Post by Ross » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:45 pm

Gaz’s latest prediction: 8-10 tracks.

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:16 pm

Immortal will be released as two separate CDs, like the vinyl edition. Same tracklist. It's quite possible that FSOLDigital will have a 2CD pack in a slipcase, as with The Cartel and E6+, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Everywhere is announcing this as a release by Amorophous Androgynous, amusingly.

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:39 pm

Both CDs in a slipcase will indeed be available from FSOLDigital.

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Re: The Amorphous Androgynous - Listening Beyond the Head Chakra

Post by Ross » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:24 pm

Pre-orders available from FSOLDigital now!

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