2013

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New Album in Progress 2013

For the past three years between his concentrated period of running the art gallery ' nag ', Mark St.John Ellis has been working with  Martin Quinn of J.A.M Studios on the new Elijah's Mantle album - ' the dirt once found in the grooves ... The reminiscent vein. '  The original source of the material came from 1988 analogue recordings of the previous project to Elijah's Mantle, Theatre of Masque.  This period demonstrated a raw industrial sound with pre digital equipment such as the Doctor Rhythm drum machine which was synched to the programmed sequencer, the Roland SH101, recorded in a London studio off Googe Street.  The electronic sounds are retrospective and have a quality that conjures an era of the post punk alternative with the addition of live metal percussion and guitar effects.   These sources were taken from tape and through a process of digital editing, sampling and looping, the pieces were re-structured into a contemporary sound where additional instrumental and live metal percussion were incorporated.  The working process with Martin was the most enjoyable to date on an Elijah's Mantle album and without his technical and musical expertise the project would not have been possible.