DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT - Episode #7 Of Transcendence Recording Sessions Documentary Posted: Tigers In A Tank
September 21, 2016, 5 years ago
Devin Townsend Project have released the last of seven webisodes focusing on the recording of their new album, Transcendence , released on September 9th worldwide.
DTP: "In this final episode we see Devin recording with the awesome Tigers In A Tank Choir and he looks back on how this album came to be. "
Watch all six webisodes below:
Devin recently commented: “Transcendence, like every record I've done prior, is an extension of what’s been going on in my world, represented in a new batch of songs. I'm 44 years old now, and this is where I have been over the past two years since Z2.”
The album features an updated version of the song "Truth", which originally appeared on Devin Townsend's Infinity album from 1998.
"Offer Your Light"
"From The Heart"
The follow-up to 2014’s Z2 double-album (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length Sky Blue), sees the award-winning Townsend exploring a relatively new way of working, collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record. “The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special” he says of the album. “I 'found' gas to put into the tank and am glad I did. I think the intention, the theme, and the participation of everyone involved allows this album to act like a fulcrum between the past few years and what I intend to do next with the symphony. I am very proud of it and everyone involved.”
The artwork was once again created by Anthony Clarkson, who Devin has been working with for several years now. Townsend comments of the cover (above): “He presented me the main image of the girl as a painted version, and I was intrigued and asked him to redo it with a girl he knew with photos. I liked the idea that it seemed like a mash up of religious and spiritual imagery, in a sense, representing the idea (to me) that these types of connections to the infinite are often more like identities we can cling to rather than what lies behind. In a sense, the character on the front almost seems like the ideologies she's representing are more 'brand names' than anything else.”