Beauty in Chaos has just released their new video for the remix track titled ‘Temple of Desire (Box Cutter Mix)’, from the new album ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’.
Marked as much of a departure in the video style as much as a stylistic shift in music for Beauty in Chaos, as a project, ‘Temple of Desire (Box Cutter Mix)’ not so much amps up the beauty in said chaos but takes it completely out of the box and the norm. Almost to the point that it is unrecognizable. This is what I love about groups such as Beauty in Chaos; the first rule is there are no rules.
While the video may have more of a stripped and down to earth feel, the music goes in somewhat of a different direction by combining beat driven effects and an enhanced groove with Rafe Pearlman’s lush and gorgeous vocal track combined with Tyler Bate’s groove/melodic guitar.
Divergence never felt so unifying.
‘Out Of Chaos Comes… is now available on vinyl (8 tracks), CD (14 tracks), and digitally (27 tracks). The full digital version is included with an LP / CD purchase. Limited-edition colored vinyl also includes an exclusive cover-art poster, signed by many of the artists involved. It can be ordered in its various formats on their official store HERE.
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About ‘Out of Chaos Comes…’
As ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ was the counterpart to Beauty In Chaos’ debut release, ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ is the counterpart to ‘’The Storm Before The Calm’. 27 diverse remixes and reinterpretations by an equally diverse and talented mix of producers, artists, and deejays. The second video/single from the album is Tyler Bates’s Box Cutter Mix of “Temple Of Desire”.
BIC’s curator, Michael Ciravolo adds “I really enjoyed the process the first time of handing over the keys and seeing where others took those songs that I was so close to, so I figured why not give it another go!”. In addition to Tyler Bates; BIC enlisted The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, Marilyn Manson’s Paul Wiley, former Mission, and Peter Murphy guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite, and John Fryer of 4AD fame among others for ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’.
“Tyler has been a dear friend for over two decades and is one of the most talented hardest working people I know. I guess if there is a silver lining in the Covid-world we are currently in, it would be that Tyler had the time to do this remix. We had talked about it for ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ but the guy has major movies stacked up to complete.”. I really love what Tyler did with the remix as he both condensed and expanded it!
When I came into the studio and played the original idea of the song to Michael Rozon, he immediately said we need to get Rafe to sing this one. Both he and Tyler had worked with Rafe in the past … and I trust both of these guys beyond. I could not be happier with what Rafe brought with this song. Musically it is a bit different from what I usually write, an odd alternating of major and minor chords; which takes the write vocalist to not only hear that but to enhance with their melody. Rafe hit it out the part’
Videos are really important to Beauty In Chaos, as we are not a typical ‘live’ band, so the videos are indeed the ‘face’ of BIC. I really strive to have each one unique and different from its predecessor. It’s certainly undeniable this new video is almost a polar opposite to ‘A Kind Cruelty’. Honestly, it’s sort of understated, lighthearted visual is way different from any of our other videos and I love that! It certainly sets up the pendulum to swing back hard on the next one which we plan for a December release. Hats off again to Vicente Cordero for making this one happen.”.
“Music is very personal to me, so it’s rare that I remix or re-imagine another artist’s music. But after decades of sharing our musical experiences through friendship, I was thrilled when Michael Ciravolo urged me to create a new expression of “Temple of Desire,” that is truly my own. The original song is already amazing, so the bar was a high mark to reach, but. Rafe Pearlman’s evocative lyrics and soulful vocal performance inspired me to explore a new dimension for this track. I love both versions!”
Tyler Bates (musician/Film-TV composer).
“I love the blend of passion and coolness with a good dose of humor and lightheartedness. makes it a bit more real and honest. and the covid masks are hilarious. sets it in this whacked moment in time. Stoked to be a part of it”.
About Beauty in Chaos & ‘Temple of Desire (Box Cutter Mix)’
The ‘Box Cutter’ remix takes the song in a more condensed and esoteric direction, while the video offers an introspective, behind-the-scenes look. Tyler Bates, who also scored the music for Guardians Of The Galaxy, John Wick and The Watchmen (among other films), notes,”Music is very personal to me, so it’s rare that I remix or re-imagine another artist’s music. But after decades of sharing our musical experiences through friendship, I was thrilled when Michael urged me to create a new expression of ‘Temple of Desire’ that is truly my own. The original song is already amazing, so the bar was a high mark to reach, but Rafe Pearlman’s evocative lyrics and soulful vocal performance inspired me to explore a new dimension for this track. I love both versions!”
Beauty in Chaos is curated by guitarist Michael Ciravolo, who also happens to be President of Schecter Guitars. With the original version found on ‘The Storm Before The Calm’ LP, this version also features producer Michael Rozon (Ministry) on keys and Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson) on drums. Directed by Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films, this video was filmed on location at Tyler Bates’ Abattoir Studio in Studio City, CA.
“I always strive so that each of our videos has a different look and feel. I love the simplicity of this video, which is further accented by Vicente’s use of black & white. It is certainly the polar opposite of our last video ‘A Kind Cruelty’ (The Sinistrality Mix)’, says Michael Ciravolo.
“I’ve known Tyler since his days in Pet and he quickly became one of my best friends. Along with BIC producer Michael Rozon, Tyler is one of the best all-around musicians I know. It has been a joy to watch him become one of the biggest composers in film and television. I give them both all the credit of introducing Rafe Pearlman to our BIC Family. I didn’t know what to expect from Rafe in this video as a performer, but he proved to be quite expressive and engaging. I think this video captures an element of fun in making music. Hell, even the name of the remix is a bit of an inside joke! About the next video, it will be out before the holidays and the pendulum will swing 180!”
On the ‘Out of Chaos Comes…’ LP, BIC turns the creative reins over to an extremely talented cast of producers, artists and DJs, including Tim Palmer (The Mission, U2, David Bowie), John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, HIM, Depeche Mode), The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, EDM star Bentley Jones, and Marilyn Manson guitarist Paul Wiley.
Earlier, Beauty in Chaos previewed Tim Palmer‘s ‘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).
The full 27-track collection (available on CD) is deep and diverse and includes a few surprises. Ashton Nyte’s gorgeous acoustic version of ‘The Outside’, Cinthya Hussey (whose beautiful painting also graces the cover) does a beautiful rendition of ‘The Delicate Balance Of All Things’, and an acoustic/mellotron drenched ‘Memory Of Love’ from Human Drama’s Johnny Indovina. You will even find some new and fantastic guitar moments from The Mission’s Simon Hinkler, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy. The WonderStuff), and Nick Johnston.
Photos by Anabel DFlux.