John Malkovich Enlists Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Ric Ocasek, OMD, Placebo, Dandy Warhols, More for Record Store Day Release | News | Pitchfork

John Malkovich Enlists Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Ric Ocasek, OMD, Placebo, Dandy Warhols, More for Record Store Day ReleaseLike a Puppet Show features various remixes of Malkovich reading an interpretation of Plato. Listen to Ocasek’s mix nowBy Jazz Monroe on September 18, 2015 at 10:59 a.m. EDT On the silver screen, John Malkovich has found fame as an actor, director, and Spike Jonze movie subject. Now, he’s putting out a record. Like a Puppet Show is out on vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 27.This is the first in a series of releases Malkovich has planned with his collaborators, director/photographer Sandro and producer/composer Eric Alexandrakis. For Like a Puppet Show, Malkovich read Plato’s Cave Allegory (as interpreted by Alexandrakis) over an original piece of music. Then the results were sent to a bunch of musicians, who contributed remixes and interpretations, including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, the Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, and more. Above, listen to Cars frontman Ric Ocasek’s effort, which is named “Cryoblue Cheese O”. The release features accompanying photos by Sandro. Find the cover art above and the tracklist below.Speaking about the collaboration in a press release, Ocasek said:The poem ALLEGORY OF A CAVE narrated by JOHN MALKOVICH sounded eerie to me, so I set it into that kind of musical landscape. The poem felt current, even though it was written around 380BC by PLATO. Only the ridiculers and weapons have changed as we move through time.Like a Puppet Show:01 Cryolife 7:14 A.M. (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)02 Cryocarbon 14C (Mixed by OMD)03 Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)04 CryoZolon X (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)05 Cryoparoxsym A (Mixed by Young the Giant)06 Platogenia X And The Caves (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)07 Cryostat Ø (Mixed by Efterklang)08 Cryoplacebo 47/XXY (Mixed by Placebo)09 Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) (Mixed by Chris Stein)10 Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] (Mixed by Harry Waters)11 Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)

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Blogging – Everyone’s at it. Official.

Blogging – It’s MASSIVE!

Seriously, Blogging is massive. Whether you are just rambling on about your favourite music (ahem!), or protesting against political oppression, blogging is the way to go.

This site started out as my personal blog, back when I was posting music on Electromancer. It’s developed a bit since then..


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Nowadays, I also use it to promote stuff that I’m interested on impressed with, that I think you lot may be interested in too.. stuff like OMD, John Foxx, Gary Numan, etc..

There are many blogging platforms – you can get started for free with either:

www.blogger.com, or
www.wordpress.com

Message from Mal

 I have finally arrived home after I collapsed and my heart stopped due to a Cardiac Arrest at the recent OMD Toronto gig. I owe my life to quick thinking members of our crew & band and the Toronto Fire Dept Paramedics who performed CRP and Defibrillation to bring me back to life.

It has been a deeply traumatic time not only for me but the band, crew, management, family, friends and loved ones. I have been overwhelmed with the kind messages of love and support from so many people. I am deeply touched and cannot thank all of you enough.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped with my recovery and getting me back home safely …. Toronto Fire Dept Paramedics, Nurses & Dr’s in ICU & CCU at Toronto Eastern General Hospital, Dr Lashevsky and his team at Sunnybrook Hospital Toronto, escort Dr Mike Priestnall, Merv and all the OMD crew, the Band, Remi, Simon our tour manager and our awesome manager Mirelle Davis. Lastly … Sabine (my angel) who has held my hand constantly through the darkest of hours.

It’s good to be home. Thank you everyone. 

Mal x

Night Café

 The third single from English Electric will be Night Café, released 16th September. 

The single will be released digitally and as a limited edition CD. The tracklist collects all the b-sides from the English Electric era as well as a new track ‘Kill Me’ and 4 Night Café remixes.

CD preorder: http://smarturl.it/NightCafeCD
iTunes preorder: http://smarturl.it/NightCafeiTunes

Tracklist:

1: Night Café

B-Sides:
2: Kill Me
3: The Great White Silence
4: Time Burns
5: No Man’s Land
6: Frontline

Remixes:
7: Night Café (Vile Electrodes ‘B-side the C-side’ Remix)
8: Night Café (Metroland’s Nighthawks Remix)
9: Night Café (Taoyoyo Remix)
10: Night Café (Sin Cos Tan Remix)

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.

 

 

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.

 

 

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.