catalogue

CHILLS, THE

SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL (FIRE RECORDS)

CHILLS, THE - SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL 64891
format:
1 CD
release:
18.10.2013
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
64891
barcode:
0809236129826
The first release to cement the partnership between Fire Records and New Zealand sonic luminaries THE CHILLS is collaboration with acclaimed contemporary artist Shane Cotton.

"Somewhere Beautiful" is a triple LP set of live recordings featuring lavish packaging 3 x 180gm LPs and 2 exclusive prints of Cotton's artwork.

CD digipack. All songs on the three LPs were performed by The Chills and recorded at a private party on New Year's Eve 2011, in Central Otago, New Zealand.

Each portfolio contains a unique art print inscribed with lyrics by Martin Phillipps of The Chills.

Music and art are brought together in this contemporary object, where text intertwines with image in order to generate the sensational and the unexpected.

The collaboration between The Chills and Shane Cotton came about via Conceptio Art and David Telpitzky, who brought the two artists together.

Shane painted the diptych "Rolling Moon" as a response to the live performance featured on this record.

Joining Martin Phillipps for the latest phenomenal live incarnation of The Chills are:Erica Stichbury on keyboards, electric violin, rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Oli Wilson on keyboards and backing vocals, James Dickson on bass and backing vocals and Todd Knudson on Drums.

They all feature on the recording of "Somewhere Beautiful", as Martin explains: "The third ever five-piece Chills (out of some twenty Chills line-ups) kicked into action over five years ago - and wonderful things began to happen! Soon we were asked to play at a private gig near Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island for a combined birthday party and New Year's Eve gig at the end of 2011.

Of course equipment failed, all the things that should go wrong did their best to do so - but yet! we caught on tape (in the modern digital sense that is) a wonderful night, with many happy people enjoying The Chills in a raw but warm, relaxed and rewarding situation.

The recording has been tidied up as little as possible - but as much as was necessary, and here it is!"