Jaz Coleman’s new project Black & Red, a collaboration with Ondrej Smeykal have just shared their debut single ‘On The Day The Earth Went Mad’ the single is also available as a limited edition numbered red vinyl 10” via Cadiz Music. Available here
“The Black and Red project was born in Australia in 2010 when I set out to find the greatest virtuoso of the didgeridoo only to find the maestro of the instrument resided in Prague where I lived. Upon my return to Czech Rep, I was introduced to Ondrej Smeykal We ended up not just developing an ancient instrument but recording the Black and Red project (adding only Indian Harmonium) and an explosive duo was formed which could recreate the recording live perfectly. The funny thing is Black and Red only made sense after lockdown” explains the prophetic Jaz Coleman.
An industrial junk yard dirge, this track is part lecture part meditation. The repetitive beat and spoken word vocals, join up with the video to create a paranoid reflection of the current world situation. With lyrics tackling climate and human destruction of the planet and humanity, ‘On The Day The Earth Went Mad’ sees the duo creating new and interesting music.
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