In his capacity as Spectrum Spools’ label boss, John Elliott is evidently more of a live-to-work than a work-to-live sort of chap.
Once again, he’ll be applying that gumption towards making music as well as hawking it. Spectrum Spools have announced Akashic Record (Events 1986-1990), a new release from Elliott’s Outer Space project. Outer Space is a rotating collaborative project, featuring supplementary contributions from a host of Midwestern musicians and associates. 2010’s self-titled debut was a sensuous set, as precisely wrought and tactile as anything Emeralds were releasing at the time.
Akashic Record (Events 1986-1990) features contributions from some of electronic music’s more august tinkerers and twiddlers. Philip Whiteside of Wavehead, ex-Coil member Drew McDowall and Jeff Hatfield (of drone outfit Fragments) will all contribute to the record. The album was recorded over the course of a year, and promises to be more “aggressive” and “fractured” than its predecessor.
Akashic Record is out on LP on July 10, courtesy of Spectrum Spools.
3. The Fifth Column
4. October 27th, 1989 – Bay Village, Ohio
5. February 8th, 1990 – Ashland, Ohio