In this edition Lord A interviews British musician and writer Rodney Orpheus in this exclusive video! Our guest is the bandleader of The Cassandra Complex, a legendary band in the Gothic, electronic and industrial musical context! He is also responsible for the Sun God project and is also the author of the book Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic Magic and it will be a special and exclusive interview! In it we will talk about True Will, Thelema, Voodoo, Santeria at the same time we will talk about muses, lucid dreams, Grant Morrison and backstage stories lived by Rodney Orpheus.
The live stream show from Stay-In-Fest was a huge success – we had hundreds of live viewers who seemed to really love it, especially the new songs. If you missed it, you can now catch it on YouTube.
8 songs sung live by Rodney, including 4 new ones we are working on for the new studio album. We hope you like them!
We’re also thinking of maybe doing some monthly live stream concerts for Fan Club members only – would that be something you guys would like to see? Let us know!
I first heard the prototype of March when I did my “famous” interview with the band in early 1984. It sounded quite different then. It was slower and had bass guitar on it but no keyboards. The sequencer was less defined. But all Rodney’s words and the beat were there and they have never changed. I was very intrigued.
When I joined the band we changed the music quite significantly. Paul played keyboard rather than bass. My guitar was upfront and aggressive. It was faster and harder.
The single version was the sound of us learning to make a record and the video we made shows how we were then. It was filmed in the cellar where we recorded the single. More rock and roll than the original version but looking at the future.
When we got to record it again for Grenade we set the live band up in the studio and blasted it out as we would onstage. You can hear the chaos that could be witnessed at our gigs. The sequencer now angrily and remorselessly hammering away and John’s sax adding wild spice to the recipe. Finally attaining a kind of freedom.
The full 70 minute show from Wave Gothic Treff is now on YouTube, complete with sound recorded directly from the mixing desk, so it sounds pretty damn good. Only one static camera positioned on the balcony, but at least you get to see the whole show from there 🙂
So for you guys who couldn’t make it to any of the shows this summer, at least now you get the next best thing!
Thanks to the fabulous 18Thanatos some video from the Heerlen show is now online, and looking good! Start here…
Those of you who were at the WGT show in Leipzig last year might have noticed a lot of video cameras on stage… the first results of that video shoot have just been posted…
From the forthcoming live album “A Thousand Points of Light”. Recorded live at WGT Leipzig 2007. Directed by Keith Langley. Produced by Rodney Orpheus. Mixed at CXHQ Manchester, Feb 2008.
We’ll have more info about the live album soon!
I’ve just uploaded a little video Paul shot on stage at Sao Paulo. It’s us doing One Millionth Happy Customer during the encore – first time we’d played it in a very long time. Well, we rehearsed it earlier that day in the soundcheck, but we’d never even rehearsed it until that day…
Someone’s put up a YouTube video of us doing Second Shot at the Sao Paulo show. Not great quality, but worth seeing. What a great show that was! More pics and videos coming later…