Yoko Ono Brings Out tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Cornelius for Plastic Ono Band's 'Take Me to the Land of Hell'
Published Jun 27, 2013The always experimental Yoko Ono has been busy of late, having recently wrapped up a curating gig for the Meltdown festival and published her Acorn book, and up next in her jam-packed schedule will be the release of a new Plastic Ono Band LP titled Take Me to the Land of Hell. The album, the band's first in four years, drops September 17 via Chimera Music.
A press release for the set, which follows 2009's Between My Head and the Sky, explains that it was created during an especially prolific artistic period for Ono. While a tracklisting has yet to pop up, the LP was recorded in New York and was produced by Ono, her son Sean Lennon and Yuka Honda.
The album finds Ono surrounded by a cast of creative all-stars, from current Plastic Ono Band regulars Cornelius, Cibo Matto member Honda and Lennon, to guest contributors tUnEyArDs, Questlove, Wilco's Nels Cline and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow.
The album also includes remixes from Beastie Boys' Mike D and Ad-Rock, as well as Cornelius (a.k.a. Keigo Oyamada).
"My new album comes at a very special time for me," Ono said in a statement. "I'm so happy that it's being released after all the incredible shows that made up Meltdown. The energy I have right now, and the desire to continue to make as much great work as I can, is really moving me forwards all the time. This album is the culmination of a lot of ideas I've been having over the last few years and I feel proud to release it at such an exciting time of my life."
You can stream the album's experimental incantation "Moonbeams," which heads from new age jungle sounds into a yowl-intensive fuzz-rock maelstrom, down below.