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andrew liles – COLOSSUS now available

I’ll let the man himself explain – but this is well worth getting, so click the link at the bottom. Mr and Mrs Dirter put in an appearance too…

As I enter my 50th year of existence I bring you COLOSSUS.

COLOSSUS is an inconceivably massive project that consists of 50 tracks all of which are 50 minutes long.

COLOSSUS PART ONE consists of the first 25 tracks.

COLOSSUS PART TWO completes the project and will be available on 11th March 2019, my 50th Birthday.

Parts One and Two combined will be just short of 42 hours of ‘music’.

The ‘songs’ are extreme, simple, complex, mellow, angular and often surreal adaptations of every single hit from the last 50 years that was at Number One in the UK charts on my birthday.

The music is either in the same key or with the same notes played but in a different order, backwards or inverted. Further music and notation has been added by myself. They are absolutely nothing like the originals.

Additionally, the words to the songs are formed from the lyrics to every Number One hit from the last 50 years. But with a twist.

I have adapted the lyrics by using the William Burroughs cut up method and further changed them to make some kind of structure, but they remain predominantly abstract and nonsensical.

Narration on Part One comes from the wonderful individuals that were and are and always will be Jean-Hervé Peron, Bobbie Watson, Jon Seagroatt, Brain Poole, Benjamin Louche, James Worse, Karen Pittis, Steve Pittis, Maniac, and Edward Ka-Spel.

Happy Birthday to me – here’s to 100.