“The Episodes” press release & sleeve notes
Durtro Jnana are pleased to announce the release of the new CD by Chris Connelly – The Episodes.
A native Scotsman, former member of Ministry and The Revolting Cocks and founding member of Fini Tribe, Connelly has collaborated with Cabaret Voltaire, Killing Joke, Robert Fripp and Jah Wobble, among many others.
After fronting some of the eraâ€™s most popular and influential Industrial acts, he embarked on a very unique solo career in the early â€˜90s.
His music, drawing on orch-pop, glam, and classic singer-songwriter influences, has been compared to the likes of David Bowie, Scott Walker, and Robert Wyatt.
The Episodes, Connelly’s eighth full-length solo work, was produced by Joan of Arcâ€™s Tim Kinsella and Town & Countryâ€™s Ben Vida.
The album is timeless and unique with radical arrangements and a crack band culled from Califone, Joan of Arc, Town & Country, US Maple and other Chicago jazz and improv luminaries.
Recorded at 4 Deuces Studios, Chicago, and on location at Lake Wandawega, Wisconsin, Summer 2006.
Produced by Tim Kinsella and Ben Vida
Mixed by Tim Kinsella, Ben Vida & Graeme Gibson
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
Field recording on “Soul Boys” Ben Vida
Recorded and engineered by Graeme Gibson
Arranged by Tim Kinsella, Ben Vida, Chris Connelly, assisted by the band.
Words & music by Chris Connelly
Published by Spurburn BMI
Photography: Andy McGregor, Shayna Connelly, Ben Vida and Katy Fisher
Package design: Chris Connelly and Rick Klaver
Thanks to: Brad Langer, David Hernandez and Tereasa Surrat, Chris Strong, David Tibet, Mark Logan, Shayna Connelly, Chris Bruce, Frank Nardiello, Sean Joyce, Jake’s Pub
I would like to very humbly thank the producers, Tim Kinsella and Ben Vida for so eloquently bringing my music and my ideas to life as well as bringing in their own incredible inventiveness and integrity.
Also the band who brought the songs to life in the studio and induced that huge kinetic spark that happens rarely when everything works together and you are left breathless.
To Graeme Gibson, the engineer who’s intuition and calm made it possible to capture all the events without losing any of the spontaneity that makes this record so special.
To those who traveled out to the Lake Wandawega resort to spend the night recording in a cold, dark forest with us in the rain.
And finally David Tibet and Mark Logan for believing in it.
Chris Connelly 2006