J21: Beyond The Holographic Veil

A press release just landed in my inbox from J21, a musician of impeccable taste in collaborators. Just look who he’s surrounded himself with on his album Beyond The Holographic Veil: Don Preston, Scott Thunes, Ed Mann and Robert Martin from Frank Zappa’s ensembles, Mike Garson and Reeves Gabrels of David Bowie’s band, Marco Minnemann, Geoff Tyson… and the music itself is very cool – proggy stuff that I just know my mate Steve Turner would dig. Order the album here.

PRESS RELEASE

J21: ‘BEYOND THE HOLOGRAPHIC VEIL’

“UNLIKE NORMAL PHOTOGRAPHS, EVERY PORTION OF A PIECE OF HOLOGRAPHIC FILM CONTAINS ALL OF THE INFORMATION OF THE WHOLE. IF A HOLOGRAPHIC PLATE IS BROKEN INTO FRAGMENTS, EACH PIECE CAN STILL BE USED TO RE-CONSTRUCT THE ENTIRE IMAGE. JUST LIKE IN A HOLOGRAM, WE CAN SEARCH FOR THE ANSWERS OF THE QUESTIONS THAT THE WHOLE UNIVERSE PRESENTS US IN EACH ONE OF OUR ATOMS. WE ARE THE CENTRE AND THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE SAME TIME”

Floating World Records are inordinately proud to present Beyond The Holographic Veil, a dazzling and diverse new album from the fertile imagination of Spanish-born guitarist J21. A thoughtful and inventive, beautifully-packaged set that also features guest performances by the likes of ex original Mother of Invention, keyboard ace Don Preston, David Bowie alumni Mike Garson (the guy who provided the incredible, atonal and innovative piano solo on Aladdin Sane) and guitarist Reeves Gabrels, as well as the likes of Scott Thunes (formerly of Frank Zappa’s 1980s bands, as well as lining up with Wayne Kramer of The MC5), Beyond The Holographic Veil is an incredibly absorbing listen that creates a kind of alternate universe of the imagination.

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NEWS: New Tony MacAlpine album out on June 21

Tony MacAlpine’s new self-titled album is being released on June 21 through Favored Nations worldwide and King Records in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Drums are courtesy of the incredible Virgil Donati on three tracks, the amazing Marco Minnemann on four, and the very handy Toontracks on the other three.

MacAlpine has been dropping info about the album on his Facebook over the last few weeks. It’s mixed by Ulrich Wild, who has produced or engineered albums for Dethklok, Pantera, Static-X, Stabbing Westward, Powerman 5000, Deftones, Seether, Bleeding Through and more.

Like Tony on Facebook here.

Here’s the track listing.

01. Serpens Cauda
02. Ölüdeniz
03. Fire Mountain
04. Dream Mechanism
05. Ten Seconds to Mercury
06. Flowers For Monday
07. Angel of Twilight
08. Pyrokinesis
09. Blue Maserati
10. Summer Palace
11. Salar de Uyuni
12. The Dedication
13. Donostia (Japan Bonus Track)