Cold Spring Announce Re-Issue of Peny Rimbaud's "Oh Magick Kingdom"
Record label Cold Spring has announced that they will be re-releasing the hard-to-find record "Oh Magick Kingdom" by Penny Rimbaud. Originally released in 2011 in a strictly limited run of just 60 CDs, this half-hour long exercise in jazz, industrial, and experimental music mixed with neo-classical elements and Shakespearean voices is now available. The album can be purchased HERE and can be streamed directly below:Aug 10 2018
In late Spring 2011, my dear friends and workmates Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly, of the Brooklyn-based band Japanther, were passing through the UK and stopped by at our studio at Dial House to lay down a track for me to do whatever I could with. I was away at the time and, when I returned, the track was recorded and Ian and Matt had headed back to the States, leaving me a scribbled note saying 'Get on with it!' I’d recently performed with Japanther in Manhattan in their massively ambitious and successful punk opera, 'Dinosaur Death Dance', so I felt pretty much bound to come up with something equally spectacular.
Using the basic drums and bass track which Japanther had left me to work with, Tony Barber, Exitstencil's then sound engineer, programmed a track around which I was able to weave 'Oh Magick Kingdom', a poem which at that time I had not fully completed. Bit by bit, and in an extraordinarily organic and, dare I say it, 'magical' way, the piece came together as it now stands. In essence, the poem's subject is that of broken relationships and the conflicts which can exist between love and desire, so it was, I suppose, fairly inevitable that my mind would wander towards Shakespeare's 'A Midsummers Night's Dream' and then, for its further play on alchemics, on to 'The Tempest'. Both works are directly quoted from in my poem and, in this production of it, Oberon's sung parts are borrowed with the utmost respect from Benjamin Britten's exquisite opera, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Apart from that, the music was improvised around the rhythm track and the guide vocal which I had recorded to it. -Penny Rimbaud (April 2018)
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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