Groundbreaking alternative gothic rock collective Beauty in Chaos has announced that their new album ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ will be released on Halloween weekend via Los Angeles‘ label 33.3 Music Collective. Today Beauty in Chaos and Tim Palmer announce their new joint single, which is a remix of a track featuring the diabolical Curse Mackey on vocals. Palmer gives this dark track his loving pop-perfect touch, especially in the synth realm, but how could anyone who has produced stellar Bowie, U2, The Mission, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Cure, etc, output ever go wrong? Dig this!
“I had worked with Beauty in Chaos on their last remix album, so I jumped at the opportunity of working on another song this time with Austin resident Curse Mackey (PIGFACE, EVIL MOTHERS, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult). The track hints at an electro-punk feel, so my intention was to highlight that, but I also felt that with some surgery it could be a strong single,” says Tim Palmer, and he adds “Early on, my mate Simon Hinkler from The Mission submitted a really cool new guitar solo for the song so I was already off to a good start. As always, BIC gave me complete freedom to experiment with the song and arrangement, so I really enjoyed contributing to the music and adding a sort of cinematic goth quality to the song”.
In addition to Tim Palmer, the ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ LP also involves contributions by The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, Marilyn Manson’s Paul Wiley, film composer Tyler Bates and legendary producer John Fryer of 4AD fame, among others.
“In this time of COVID, even doing a video is challenging. Not to mention many of the artists on the last record live out of the state or even the country. Vicente Cordero (Industrialism Films) felt we could pull off a cool and different video from the original video we had done together. Luckily, Curse Mackey had some great footage performing the song from his recent web concert, so we started with building on that, with Tish Ciravolo and I filming some new elements and having some fun with Vicente’s new camera lenses” says BIC curator, Mike Ciravolo, underlining that “I really enjoy the process of handing over the keys and seeing where others take songs that I am so close to. Tim is one of my all-time favorite producers and he really makes his mark on this record. I love how he made the arrangement more concise and gave it an electro-cinematic feel. It was an honor to have a guitar solo by The Mission’s Simon Hinkler, as I’ve always loved his playing and he delivered a fantastic “Deliverance” style solo (pun intended!). It works so well in this version and goes on the list of another one of those surreal BIC moments.”
The original version of ‘A Kind Cruelty’ featured on ‘The Storm Before The Calm’ LP, which, apart from Curse Mackey, also involves The Mission‘s Wayne Hussey, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rafe Pearlman, Kat Leon (Holy Wars), Steven Seibold (Hate Dept., Pigface) and mezzo-soprano Adrienne LaVey.
‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ LP will be released on October 31, just in time for Halloween 2020. The album can be ordered directly from the band at www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store
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Written by Loud Cities’ Mike