2015 saw Damian Lazarus create his most ambitious project to date in The Ancient Moons, producing a full length album ‘Message From The Other Side’ with a wide assortment of vocalists and collaborators from around the world. They went on to support Roisin Murphy on tour, gain acclaim from the likes of Dazed & Confused and Lazarus became the final coverstar of the year in the UK”s Mixmag magazine.
Now the tracks from ‘The Other Side’ have been reinterpreted by an assortment of stars, from techno stalwarts Juan Atkins & Kimyon Huggins, to Danish experimental talent Kölsch, and Acid Pauli’s sprawling fusion of weirdness. The original material is ploughed in new and surprising directions by Black Butter’s own Gorgon City and Mehmet Aslan, resident at Berlin’s infamous Wilde Renate club.
Talent from Lazarus’ label Crosstown Rebels, including Francesca Lombardo, DrumTalk and Israeli duo Red Axes also produce their own visions for the music, all of which retain the mysticism of the original with added dancefloor appeal. The final four tracks revisit some of the biggest moments from the Moons to date, as the album revisits interpretations from Jamie Jones, Dixon, Serge Devant and &Me.
Co-produced by James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco, Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine), The Ancient Moons was always a unique project, which has now been stretched to include the flavours of some of the most exciting artists shaping the musical landscape right now.
Recorded in Mexico, LA and London, ‘The Other Side’ features instrumentalists from Mozambique, Guinea, Pakistan, Egypt, America and even Mexico’s own Yucatan Symphony Orchestra.
01 Adventures Of The Ancient Moons – Juan Atkins and Kimyon Huggins Remix
02 Lovers’ Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya) - Mehmet Aslan Remix
03 Message From The Other Side - Red Axes Remix
04 Trouble At The Séance - Kölsch Remix
05 We Will Return - Francesca Lombardo Remix
06 Sacred Dance Of The Demon - Gorgon City Remix
07 Eyes Won’t Let Me Hide – DrumTalk Remix
08 Tangled Web - Acid Pauli Remix
09 Lovers’ Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya) - Dixon Reedit
10 Vermillion - Jamie Jones Remix
11 We Will Return - Serge Devant Remix
12 Vermillion - &Me Remix
Label: Crosstown Rebels | Released: 13th May 2016 |Distribution: Above Board |Cat no:CRMCD032