RELEASED ON BLASFIRSTPETITE – JULY 30TH 2012
Outer Space, the brainchild of John Elliot from Emeralds, are sending signals back to us on Earth in the shape of a new album which is set for release on the blastfirstpetite label on the 30th of July 2012.
“ll”, the follow up to 2010’s eponymously titled debut, was recorded and produced with Mellotron M-400 and Synthesizer in New York and is the logical progression and the evolution from their first release.
Outer Space are a central core of John Elliott and Andrew Veres , but the album is based around a group format with Philip Whiteside, Drew McDowall, Adam Miller and Jeff Hatfield.
Together they’ve worked to arrange, record, and mix for a new direction and a new sound; headed down a path of cracked concrete and dissolving memory from the ether. Many different textures and composing methods are applied here to make a more varied and spontaneous array of songs. Experiments ranging from looped, broken m-400, jagged rhythm beds, and modular synthesis. Severing the obsessions of death and anxiety, and creating a work based on "the current" and those involved in the process, "II" has a different feel with less claustrophobia and more breathable air. Imagine the sounds are a liquid, with different masses and changing color.
"II" is the first 12" in a trilogy of sounds to be released and is considered to be the second full-length effort by the project. Reality comes first here with a narrative of events that are real and happening right now. Close attention to detail reveals more than what is seen at the surface. The information is presented clearly; it’s up to the listener to use the intelligence provided for full comprehensive understanding.