iapetus Newsletter June 2013

Dear friends,

Here’s a roundup of the latest iapetus / Unsung Productions news!

MIKE OLDFIELD’S “ISLANDS”:

Lee Fletcher and Markus Reuter, together with frequent collaborator Lisa Fletcher, (all of whom collectively recorded last year’s acclaimed ‘Faith in Worthless Things’ album) have produced a distinctive cover of the Mike Oldfield song ‘Islands’. Aside from the trio’s own performances the recording features guest players Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, David Bowie), Tim Motzer (David Sylvian), Alan Burton (Baka Beyond), Tobias Reber (CENTROZOON), and The Quohren Quartet. Long-term Oldfield associate Simon Heyworth (co-producer of Tubular Bells) has mastered this new version at his Super Audio Mastering facility in Devon, UK.

“Having been a lifelong fan of Mike’s music – which has greatly influenced my own – it’s a real pleasure for me to work on this special song in the year of his 60th birthday.” (Markus Reuter)

‘Islands’ is available for high quality download exclusively via Lee’s Bandcamp store, (also accessible via http://iapetus-store.com).

http://leefletcher.bandcamp.com/track/islands-mike-oldfield-cover

THE CRIMSON PROJEKCT LIVE IN JAPAN:

Three consecutive nights (15th – 17th March) were recorded at Club Citta’, Tokyo, during The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Spring 2013 tour. Featuring Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph, all three shows have been released by the band as ‘official bootleg’ albums and can be purchased as downloads exclusively via http://iapetus-store.com

BARGAIN 3 EUR SALE EXTENDED

Speaking of our Iapetus store, we now have a total of eight titles (by Moonbound, Tuner, Reuter & Robert Rich, Tobias Reber, The Redundant Rocker and CENTROZOON) at the very special price of €3.00 Euros – That’s for the CD + download! Here are the direct links to each:

http://iapetus-store.com/album/peak-of-eternal-light
http://iapetus-store.com/album/confession-and-release
http://iapetus-store.com/album/collider
http://iapetus-store.com/album/blast
http://iapetus-store.com/album/lovefield
http://iapetus-store.com/album/zwar-live-in-europe-2005
http://iapetus-store.com/album/eleven-questions
http://iapetus-store.com/album/backup-aura

TODMORDEN 513 PREMIERE VIDEO + PLEDGE CAMPAIGN

Finally for this month here’s a video link that contains a 14 minute excerpt of Markus Reuter’s ‘Todmorden 513’ as performed by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra in April:
http://youtu.be/mffn1EfRMy8
This is not yet the final mixed / mastered version that will be released, but it gives those who were unable to attend the performance a tantalizing glimpse of what is to come!

The PledgeMusic campaign for ‘TM513’ is almost over, but you can still help by “liking”, sharing and commenting directly on the YouTube video page. We’re currently promoting the piece to other orchestras and your visible support will help raise its profile and show people that there’s an audience for this kind of work…

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/todmorden513-world-premiere-recording

Thanks, as always, for your continued support!

The Iapetus / Unsung Productions team