Like A Puppet Show is a vinyl-only release slated for fall’s Record Store Day tomorrow, Friday November 27. In advance of the release, the trio has now shared the newest single, “Cryocarbon 14C” which was mixed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). Of the experience OMD said, “It was fascinating, totally unexpected, an honour and a great challenge to take John Malkovich’s distinctive vocal and cut/paste/twist/distort/edit/repeat it to create a musical dynamic.” The track premiered on Record Store Day’s official website and is available to hear and share below.
Like a Puppet Show marks the first of a series of collaborations between actor/director John Malkovich, top commercial director/photographer Sandro, and producer/composer Eric Alexandrakis. For this project, John Malkovich recited Plato’s Allegory of the Cave over an original piece of ambient music by Alexandrakis, while being paired with exclusive photos of Malkovich taken by Sandro. Once Malkovich’s part was completed the group began reaching out to a variety of artists to lend their creative flair to the release.
Other featured artists run the gamut from the orchestral Celtic breeze of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, skipping into the rock and roll humor of Dweezil Zappa, driving into the experimental electronics of Young The Giant, Efterklang, The Dandy Warhols and The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, through the epic gangsta rap of Blondie’s Chris Stein, the haunting beauty of Placebo, the classical piano of Harry Waters [son of Roger Waters], and resting with experimental ambience from Eric Alexandrakis.
The vinyl only release features photographs of Malkovich by Sandro, and will be out on their Cryogenia π label on Record Store Day, November 27. The trio will mark the occasion with a signing event at the legendary Music Millennium in Portland, Oregon beginning at 3:00PM and lasting until 5:00PM. More information about the event can be found here.
Like a Puppet Show Tracklist
Cryocarbon 14C MIXED BY OMD
Cryolife 7:14 A.M. MIXED BY YOKO ONO & SEAN LENNON
Cryoblue Cheese Ο MIXED BY RIC OCASEK
CryoZolon X MIXED BY DWEEZIL ZAPPA
Cryoparoxsym A MIXED BY YOUNG THE GIANT
Platogenia X And The Caves MIXED BY THE DANDY WARHOLS
Cryostat Ø MIXED BY EFTERKLANG
Cryoplacebo 47/XXY MIXED BY PLACEBO
Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) MIXED BY CHRIS STEIN
Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] MIXED BY HARRY WATERS
Cryopian D MIXED BY DOLORES O’RIORDAN