Published May 17, 2012It addition to releasing mind-bending ambient/experimental music with the trio Emeralds, John Elliott drops music with a variety of other projects. This includes his pseudonym Outer Space; it's under this moniker that he will release the new album Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990) on July 10 via his own Spectrum Spools imprint.
An announcement from the label notes that this LP "sees the project move on from the stripped down, primitive nature of the old into a more urgent, fractured and aggressive set of reality based compositions." As the title suggests, "The work was created based on the events of others in mind; those doomed to circumstances beyond predictability or imagination."
The recording period took a year, during which Elliott enlisted contributors like Drew McDowall (Coil/Mirror Eye), Jeff Hatfield (Fragments), Philip Whiteside (Wavehead) and Andrew Veres (who helped to mix Elliott's Mist project).
That's the tracklist below and the album cover above. If you're already sold, you can pre-order a copy here.
Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990):
3. The Fifth Column
4. October 27th, 1989 - Bay Village, Ohio
5. February 8th, 1990 - Ashland, Ohio