DAVE BALL, best known for his work in SOFT CELL and THE GRID has announced a new project, a collaboration with writer Jon Savage entitled 'Photosynthesis'.
“We started composing some quasi pop/classical pieces that gradually morphed and evolved into one, hour-long piece. Via digital recording and processing of vintage analogue sound sources (i.e. mini Moog, Sequential Circuits, Prophet 5 synthesizers etc.) the piece gradually took shape.
The title ‘Photosynthesis’ was re-appropriated from the botanical process. Sitting in the garden surrounded by trees and plants on a sunny day, the idea of organisms using sunlight to synthesise nutrients from CO2 and water became an inspiration to us. This idea, juxtaposed with mankind’s destruction of the planet through pollution and war gave us the inspiration to compose this soundscape”.
The album will be released on September 2nd, is available to PRE-ORDER in a six-panel digipak CD edition, and you can listen to an extract from the release below...
One Night In Helmand Province / ATM#1 / ATM#2 / Hypodermic / Liquid Skyliner – Zeitgeist / Passing Cloud Factory / The Process / Dead Neon