EASTERN CHRONICLE is Deane’s first personal project in nearly twenty years, a world music album written and produced on a mobile recording rig while traveling through the Orient and South Pacific Islands for eighteen months. The album fuses live and field-captured ethnic textures, world environments, live orchestra, intricate percussion, native and indigenous vocals, international instrumental soloists and Deane’s love affair with 80’s-era synth-pop and digital electronics in a way that strives to be comfortably intimate and beautifully expansive at the same time.
THE JOURNEY OF EASTERN CHRONICLE
In Deane’s own words…
“It has been one of the greatest joys of my life to write, record and produce this record. EASTERN CHRONICLE has been the wind in my sails that I didn’t know I needed after a long many years of working in other musical realms. One of the characteristics of this record is that I’m working with dozens of international musicians and singers in an awesome fusion of East and West. Some of these people are musical heroes of mine who I’ve only dreamed of collaborating with until now.”
EASTERN CHRONICLE was released on Earth Day — April 22, 2013 — and is available at more than 400 digital carriers across the Internet. Singles were released exclusively first on Spotify and then via terrestrial radio throughout North America, Europe and Asia. EASTERN CHRONICLE was released physically throughout Asia and Western Europe on April 22 as well, and in select music retailers in North America on May 26, 2013.
RECORDINGSDeane spent eight months recording in the “wild” in Japan, China, Tibet, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, and combined those captures with controlled studio sessions conducted in the United States and Europe. Additional sessions were conducted in Dublin, Hamburg, London, Phoenix, Amsterdam, Nashville and New York.
SINGLESGIRL WITH PAPER FLOWERS
Released: June 25, 2013
Charts: Peaked at #13 on the European World Music chart, August 2013
Released: March 26, 2013
Charts: Peaked at #22 on the European World Music chart, May 2013
MUSICIANSDEANE OGDEN: drums, percussion, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, bansuri, cane flute, cello, cümbüs, duck flute, electric sitar, gamelan, guanzi, gugin, konghou, koto, ney, ravan hattha, ruan, pipa, plectrum, pungi, shamisen, tack bass, wet harp, xiao, vocoder, Hammond B3, Mini Moog, Wurlitzer 200 electric piano, piano, keyboards and programming
SUCCI CHATTERJEE, SUVI CHE, RIANNE FENNELLER, EMILY JONES, MOWETO, CHRISTINA SASAKI, NUDGI SHANTHEE, ANNMARIE STANISLAUS, RACHEL TAN and IITAN YAU: lead vocals
INDA FITRIYANI ADHA and VRINA OGDEN: narrations
MAI-LIN CHAI: solo violin on “Girl With Paper Flowers”
RICHARD CHANCE: lead electric guitar on “Jeyda”
EDDY EKACHAI, FORUM DOSHI and OLIVER SADIE: radio announcers on “Radio Mumbai”
TINA GUO: solo cello on “Radio Mumbai”
SCOTT JONES: lead electric guitar on “Dhompe Dhompe”
JEFF JORDAN: solo saxophone on “Firebird”
ANUKÉ KIMBAWÉ: bansuri
STEVE OUIMETTE: lead electric guitar on “Radio Mumbai”
ÉANÁN PATTERSON: solo violin on “Temple of Heaven”
BOB REYNOLDS: solo soprano saxophone on “For Tohoku”
ANTHONY SALLEE: bass guitar on “Dhompe Dhompe”
TANAH LOT KECAK DANCE ENSEMBLE: native chants and hand percussion on “The Monsoon Song”
KO-SHITU TANAKA: violin, viola, cello, and doublebass
SASHA BELDEN, MATT BOWDLER, BETTINA BRUNSCHWICK, RICHARD CHANCE, KIMBERLY CUTLER, ELSPETH EASTMAN, DIRK EHLERT, LAURENCE HAUPT, GIORGIA KOLIAS, IRINI KOLIAS, PANOS KOLIAS, TINA KOLIAS, VRINA OGDEN, ERIC SANTIESTEVAN, DAVID M. SAUNDERS, KATHRIN SEEMANN, SILKE WEIßENBERG, YAIZA VARONA, UPIKZUBAIDAR WIJAYA and DEANE OGDEN: background vocals
MAI-LIN CHAI, BRIAN CHAN, LIA HUANG, MIA HUANG, TIMERA SHINUYO, MELISSA STREET, WAN-CHIEN YANG, LUCY WU: violin
TIA HUANG, TERESA HARRISON: viola
ROSELYN HENSHAW, TEVÍ GRAY: cello
HSIN-YI MA: double bass
Indonesian translations by VRINA OGDEN
Japanese translations by INDA FITRIYANI ADHA and DAVID FREEMAN
Mandarin and Cantonese translations by SAPSO HONG
Hindi translations by NEELA KAPOOR and FORUM DOSHI
India/Sri Lanka contracting by NEELA KAPOOR and THALI PURVI
Japan contracting by DAVID FREEMAN and TEVÍ GRAY
China contracting by MAI-LIN CHAI and LUCY WU
FORMATSYou can download EASTERN CHRONICLE in multiple high-definition formats right here at deaneogden.com. For audiophiles, this is a great option and is the only way to obtain the album in an uncompressed format.
Additionally, you can purchase the album at more than 400 digital carriers in encoded MP3 and AAC formats, including:
PRESSDeane traveled on a press tour through the end of 2013 doing interviews and appearances to promote the release. A selection of interviews can be found on the Press page and a schedule of past appearances can be found on the official Facebook page. A walkthrough of each single off the album can be found at SoundCloud, giving you a glimpse into the making of the record.
For volume copies of the album or to request press materials/interviews, please send a message here.
Written, arranged and produced by Deane Ogden
Mixed by Deane Ogden & Trevor McLeod
Mastered by Steve McDonald
Art direction and design by Ryo Ishido
Art design concept by Ryo Ishido & Deane Ogden
Portrait photography by Jimmy Nova S.
Additional photography by Inda Fitriyani Anha and Deane Ogden
℗ 2013 Transatlantic Battery Corp. © 2013 Deane Ogden Music
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