It’s been over 3 years since I last released something new.
However 3 albums were made available for the first time by other artists who had asked me to contribute to their work.
November 26th saw the 1st full length album of Electro group from Italy ‘Zero Call‘. We had collaborated back in 2012 with a track called ‘This College Year’. https://stuartoconnor.bandcamp.com/track/this-college-year-feat-zero-call
Now as 2015 wraps up it’s a pleasure to share this new collaboration.
The song is called ‘Vertebrae’ and was recorded early in 2015.
It is taken from the album ‘Soft Power’. Released through Future City Records.
It can be bought in it’s entirety from these links digitally but hold off if you’re a physical music fan because it will see the light of day in a couple of weeks on 12″ Vinyl.
I had discovered Haco’s music around the time I became professional. It became a soundtrack to my earliest touring memories and in 2010 I was lucky enough to collaborate with her at a concert in Kobe.
This led to a distance collaboration where she reworked and sampled four of my songs into her own album ‘Secret Garden’ Released through Nuovo Immigrato Label. Earlier this year she returned to the UK and we performed tracks from the record.
This is one of the tracks from Secret Garden with a beautiful video by Karen Vanderborght.
Stevie Jones and the Wildfires
Also 2015 saw the release of a long awaited album by UK group Stevie Jones and the Wildfires. I have known Stevie through years of gigging and he remains one of the hardest working musicians. I stopped by in the studio with him and his band back in 2014. Completion of the album occurred in 2015 and it saw it’s release back in October.
His album is called ‘Stratigraphic Heart’ and I play on 2 tracks either on guitar or chimes.
Also the album was co produced by Russ Russell who has worked with bands such as Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Wildhearts, The Exploited, The Ga Ga’s, Sikth, Amorphis & New Model Army to name a few.
Here’s a video of some of the making of the album as a part of a pledge campaign Stevie started last year:
You can buy and listen to that album here – http://www.steviejones.com/purchase-new-album-merch
As for my solo work I did re-release 2 albums which had sold out in 2013. They were parts 1 & 3 of the 4 album project – ‘Go Forth Bright Scenic‘.
The Electronic album ‘Go’ was originally on a USB Pen stick and is now out on CD and the more singer acoustic ‘Bright’ was originally released on tape cassette but now also sees the light of day on CD.
Get in touch to find out how to order these or you can download them from here: https://stuartoconnor.bandcamp.com/