We are thrilled to announce to birth of JG Thirlwell‘s new musical project, Xordox. The premier release is an album entitled Neospection, which will be released on the Editions Mego label on June 30 2017 . Neospection is predominantly a synthesizer record, recorded at Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, although it also includes overdubs of Buchla and Serge synthesizer created during Thirlwell’s residency at the legendary EMS Studio in Stockholm. The album features Noveller’s Sarah Lipstate on guitar on three of the eight tracks. You can stream the ‘single’ from the album, “Diamonds”, at Soundcloud.The CD and digital versions come with an extra track., the 16 minute long “Asteroid Dust”, and the vinyl version comes with a download code so the listener can have the whole album.
JG Thirlwell is an ongoing composer in residence at Elektronmusikstudion, aka EMS,the center for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm. JG spent some time working there in January and May 2013, learning and experimenting with the Serge and Buchla analog modular synthesizer systems, assisted and guided by Jonas Broberg and Daniel Araya. JG plans to return to continue his explorations soon. There are currently no plans to release anything from the sessions but JG hopes that the work will eventually bear fruit and recordings will see the light of day.