Beauty in Chaos today drops the new video for the remix track titled ‘A Kind Cruelty (The Sinistrality Mix)’ featuring Curse Mackey and remixed by Tim Palmer with video directed by Vicente Cordero, from their upcoming album ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’.
Combining a harder edge and a more electronic vibe, The Sinistrality Mix gives a new edge to an already edgy track. Curse’s vocals pierce through the new mix with energy redefined from the original and the music is a darker take with a more in your face vibrance that differentiates from the original in ways that almost make this a new original song while subtly keeping the nuances of what was previously done.
If you love the version found on ‘The Storm Before the Calm’, you will love this version for an entirely different set of reasons. That’s not a remix; that’s a reinvention.
‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ will be released on October 31, just in time for Halloween 2020. The album can be ordered directly from the band HERE.
Groundbreaking alternative rock collective Beauty in Chaos has announced that their new album ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ will be released on Halloween weekend via Los Angeles’ label 33.3 Music Collective.
Just as ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ (2019) was the counterpart to Beauty In Chaos’ debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’ (2018), ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ is the counterpart to the supergroup’s latest long-play ‘The Storm Before The Calm’ (2020). This new offering features 26 diverse remixes and reinterpretations by an equally diverse and talented mix of producers, artists, and deejays.
The debut single for this album is Tim Palmer’s offering ‘A Kind Cruelty’ (The Sinistrality Mix)’, featuring Curse Mackey (Pigface, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Evil Mothers) on vocals and an appearance by guitarist Simon Hinkler (The Mission). Producer/mixer Tim Palmer is “one of alternative rock’s unsung heroes” (AllMusic), whose legacy includes countless works with such renowned artists as The Mission, U2, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, Pearl Jam and The House of Love.
“I had worked with Beauty in Chaos on their last remix album, so I jumped at the opportunity of working on another song this time with Austin resident Curse Mackey. The track hints at an electro-punk feel, so my intention was to highlight that, but I also felt that with some surgery it could be a strong single,” says Tim Palmer.
“Early on, my mate Simon Hinkler from The Mission submitted a really cool new guitar solo for the song so I was already off to a good start. As always, Beauty in Chaos gave me complete freedom to experiment with the song and arrangement, so I really enjoyed contributing to the music and adding a sort of cinematic goth quality to the song”.
In addition to Tim Palmer, the ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ LP also involves contributions by The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, Marilyn Manson’s Paul Wiley, film composer Tyler Bates and legendary producer John Fryer of 4AD fame, among others.
“I really enjoy the process of handing over the keys and seeing where others take songs that I am so close to. Tim is one of my all-time favorite producers and he really makes his mark on this record. I love how he made the arrangement more concise and gave it an electro-cinematic feel. It was an honor to have a guitar solo by The Mission’s Simon Hinkler, as I’ve always loved his playing and he delivered a fantastic “Deliverance” style solo (pun intended!). It works so well in this version and goes on the list of another one of those ‘surreal BIC moments,” says BIC curator Michael Ciravolo.
“In this time of COVID, even doing a video is challenging. Not to mention many of the artists on the last record live out of the state or even the country. Vicente Cordero (Industrialism Films) felt we could pull off a cool and different video from the original video we had done together. Luckily, Curse had some great footage performing the song from his recent web concert, so we started with building on that, with Tish and I filming some new elements and having some fun with Vicente’s new camera lenses!”
The original version of ‘A Kind Cruelty’ featured on ‘The Storm Before The Calm’ LP, which, apart from Curse Mackey, also involves The Mission’s Wayne Hussey, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rafe Pearlman, Kat Leon (Holy Wars), Steven Seibold (Hate Dept., Pigface) and mezzo-soprano Adrienne LaVey.