LA-based rock outfit Beauty in Chaos presents the new album “Beauty Re-Envisioned” at the same time as unveiling the new video for “Storm ft. Ashton Nyte (Acoustic Version)”. Their second long-play includes a wide array of remixes and alternate versions of tracks from their acclaimed debut album “Finding Beauty in Chaos”. BIC is a genuine music collective led by Michael Ciravolo who has played guitar in Human Drama for the past 30 years, as well as playing live and recording with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998. In both records, Ciravolo has invited an unprecedented and phenomenal number of guests and players in the studio who all left their own and unique imprint. BIC offers a stunning blend of alternative rock, gothic rock and darkwave music, shoegaze occasionally with an eye on the post-rock tricks too.
And if the leading track “Storm” features Ashton Nyte from The Awakening, prepare for a glorious parade of names in the rest of the songs featuring numerous music luminaries including Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Simon Gallup (The Cure), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Pete Parada (The Offspring), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T (Body Count), Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Dirk Doucette (Gene Loves Jezebel), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), Evi Vine, Betsy Martin (Caterwaul/Purr Machine), Marc Danzeisen (The Riverdogs), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine/ Kommunity FK), Rudy Matchinga (Red Scare), Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), and Tish Ciravolo (StunGun/ Daisy Rock Guitars). The new album involves many of these same players, with the addition of acclaimed producer Tim Palmer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets), Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), and Rolan Bolan, who joins Wayne Hussey for a rendition of T-Rex’s “20th Century Boy“. From that real rock’n’roll army comes the next one, “Un-Natural Disaster” feat. Doug Pinnick, Zakk Wilde, and ICE-T.
“On ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’, I basically handed the keys to the car over to an amazingly talented cast of producers, engineers, re-mixers, DJs and artists, including Tim Palmer, Kevin Haskins, John Fryer, Statik, Ummagma and Marilyn Manson’s Paul Wiley… giving them near-total autonomy to throw the puzzle of “Finding Beauty in Chaos” LP on the floor and reassemble it as they hear it. Here we have some extremely diverse re-envisions that run the gamut sonically and stylistically, with a few surprises thrown in,” says Michael Ciravolo.
“When Michael suggested I have a go at re-imagining something for the “Beauty Re-Envisioned” album, I knew it had to be “Storm“. As a big fan of acoustic music, I wanted to try a stripped down, more intimate approach to this version. This meant re-recording it from scratch, as I wanted to re-sing the vocals in a more introspective way, to match the arrangement I had in my head,” adds Ashton Nyte.
Released via LA-based label 33.3 Music Collective, both albums were recorded at Ciravolo’s own SAINTinLA Studio and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Michael Rozon, best known for his work with Ministry.
“Beauty Re-Envisioned” is available on deluxe CD and limited-edition heavyweight colored vinyl. It is also being released digitally, with a Spotify version to appear later. CDs and vinyl can be ordered directly from Beauty in Chaos at www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store. Apart from the 14 core tracks, album orders placed via the website also come with 11 bonus remixes (!!!).
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Written by Loud Cities Mike