My old pals, regular collaborators and erstwhile housemates Faith and the Muse have released a retrospective compilation called Where the Land Meets the Sea: The Best Loved Songs of Faith and the Muse on German record label Danse Macabre. In their usual style, Monica and William have prepared this double CD collection with the greatest care, from the choice and grouping of songs to the beautifully detailed packaging. Read more about the collection on Monica’s blog.
I co-produced, recorded and/or mixed about half of the songs in this collection at the Eye Socket, so the release invokes a lot of happy memories for me as well. The three of us spent many hours together in the studio, and many more on the road (I was their touring drummer in 1995-96). This is an utterly unique band who ambitiously combine elements of gothic and glam rock, ethereal ambient soundscapes, and exotic instrumentation from all over the world – and somehow make it all work. For those new to Faith and the Muse, this collection is a perfect introduction.
In the U.S., Canada and South America, the 2CD set can be ordered directly from Monica’s online store. In the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, order from Danse Macabre.
: ankoku butoh :
The new Faith and the Muse album :ankoku butoh: is available now, and comes in an extraordinary two-disc package.
Disc one is the CD album, their first studio recording in six years (and very possibly their best work), which I mixed at The Eye Socket. Disc two contains a live concert film (which I also mixed), videos, and extras. The package also includes a thirty-page book with lyrics, photos, original artwork and text, which is truly stunning.
Get it at The Mercyground.
Faith and the Muse – When We Go Dark
My good friends Faith and the Muse have released a limited edition (1,000 copies) EP with four new songs from their forthcoming album and an exclusive remix. I mixed and mastered the tracks here at The Eye Socket, and they deliver all the ferocious grandeur and beauty FATM fans have come to expect.
Get the :tatsu: ep on CD at The Mercyground.
Faith and the Muse – Blessed