NITIN SAWHNEY ANNOUNCES UNIQUE ALBUM RECORDING EVENT, NEW ALBUM AND SUPER-DELUXE BOXSET
4 March 2013
Nitin Sawhney, Metropolis Recordings and Cherry Red Records are delighted to announce a unique collaborative event. In the latest chapter in a long and distinguished career, Nitin will give 100 fans a rare insight into his creative world by recording his new album"OneZero”direct-to-disc in a daring studio performance atMetropolis StudiosonSaturday, April 6th.
Resurrecting the highly intricate and long-forsaken process of cutting records live, Nitin, his band and a team of engineers will deliver a full album in one take, recording directly to production-ready vinyl lacquers. Fifteen lucky fans will watch the recording process from inside the studio’s control room itself, providing a rare opportunity to witness one of Britain’s most noteworthy artists recording at one of the planet’s best loved recording studios. A further 100 fans will watch the process unfold from the comfort of Metropolis’ bar. This live recording will be released as a limited editionboxset, as well instandardanddeluxe editionsbyMetropolis RecordingsandCherry Red RecordsonMonday, 24thJune. Nitin’s tenth studio record"Dystopian Dream”will follow later in the year.
The"OneZero”boxset will contain the four disc vinyl album, as recorded live, a bonus LP of exclusive outtake and session material, a double CD version of the album with additional bonus material, a documentary and performance DVD and a sumptuous 24-page book chronicling this audacious event. Packaged in super-deluxe bespoke and inspirational artwork by the celebrated Paul Benney, currently Artist-in-Residence at Somerset House, the package promises to be one of the year’s highlight deluxe releases. Both the boxset and the standard single and double CD editions will be released to coincide with Nitin’s one-off headline show at London’s Roundhouse on Thursday, 27thJune.
Throughout a phenomenal career, Nitin has released nine studio albums, and become a leading composer for Film, TV, Theatre and video games. He has scored over fifty feature films, numerous international TV shows and theatrical productions across the world.
"For this live recording we’re performing a retrospective session consisting of tracks taken from my nine album back catalogue, and a preview of tracks from my forthcoming album, ‘Dystopian Dream’”, Nitin said as he announced the event. "We’ll be cutting live direct-to-vinyl for the first time in many years of international music history, and simply can’t make mistakes. The process itself involves a great deal of collaboration and technical expertise which will be provided by the brilliant engineers at Metropolis and our own team of sound guys. As a huge fan of vinyl, this feels a perfect way to commemorate ten albums and two decades of extensive touring with a band of brilliant musicians and singers. Can’t wait for the day.”
"When I was a kid I remember one of the most exciting feelings I had was holding a freshly purchased piece of vinyl in my hands”, he continued. "I would spend hours looking through the artwork, as I would listen over and over to my favourite artists. Nowadays music seems so abstract. I really miss the tactile experience of an album sleeve and the physical process involved in moving that record needle to its start position. Following the amazing artwork provided for my album "London Undersound” by Antony Gormley, I am really happy to collaborate again with another great visual artist. Paul Benney has an evocative and elliptical style that appeals directly to the subconscious and elegantly hovers between reality and dream. I can’t think of a more appropriate painter to work with on the OneZero boxset and the next studio album.”