Cy Gorman's 'Carmen' is out now on Heard and Felt vinyl and digital, and gathering some heavyweight supporters including Jazzy Jeff, Gilles Peterson, Lewi McKirdy (Triple J), Toshio Matsuura, Kev Beadle, Jay Scarlett, Rob Luis, Soil & Pimp Sessions, Patrick Forge and Bandcamp's own Andrew Jervis and Laurent Fintoni.
This bonus EP is designed to be an audio-visual companion to the original album, with some tasty new extras included. There's 'Carmen Prelude Pt 2', which has Cy on acoustic piano accompanied by a symphony of life support bleeps. There's also 'Missy Reconstruction', a 100bpm electronic banger with twisted fragments of that unmistakeable voice. And finally 'Up High', which sounds like Cy went backpacking in the Andes armed with nothing but a sleeping bag and an 808.
The track 'Carmen San Diego' was inspired in part by the video game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, and was conceived by Cy as an audio-visual work from the beginning. So here we have included three videos, featuring original footage and images created by Cy himself. These feature some high-speed kaleidoscopic projection mapping onto studio models, amongst other techniques. The cover art for the EP is a freeze-frame from one of the videos, superimposed onto black felt (of course).
This one's a freebie (or name your price). Don't forget to support the full album too, available at heardandfelt.com/album/carmen
and everywhere else.
Feel free to share these video links too:
Carmen Prelude Pt 2: vimeo.com/127436967
Carmen San Diego: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh2Z-49_gG8
Cool Change: vimeo.com/31010148
Busy Bee: vimeo.com/27394552
released May 12, 2015
Cy Gorman 'Carmen (Extras)'
Composed, performed, produced & mixed by Cy Gorman
Additional engineering: Steffan Johnson (1,2,3), Dustin McLean (3)
Additional engineering & production: Dustin McLean (1)
Mastering: Byron J. Scullin at Deluxe Mastering (3)
Artwork: Cy Gorman
Produced, directed & post by Cy Gorman
Photography and camera: Cy Gorman
Additional camera: Tim McCartney (Carmen San Diego)
Camera & lighting assistance: Max de Bowen (Carmen San Diego)
Projection mapping: Cy Gorman
AV communication design and direction: Cy Gorman
Model (Carmen Prelude Pt 2, Up High): Emily McLarty
Dancers (Carmen San Diego): Zelia Rose, Sydney Smith, May Roufeil, Ashlee Thomas, Julia Cionco
Choreography (Carmen Prelude Pt 2): Cy Gorman
Choreography (Carmen San Diego): Ashlee Thomas, Cy Gorman
A&R: Ennio Styles