BEHIND THESE EYES: THE CATACOMBS REMIXES

by The Observatory

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Two years after the release of The Observatory’s Catacombs comes the Singapore band’s first remix album. Widely regarded as The Observatory’s darkest and angriest release, Catacombs is a texturally complex and viscerally emotional album, a study in delusion, insanity and obsession. Now, 11 respected artists from Singapore, China, Norway, Thailand/Japan, and the US, have been invited to enter the vortex of The Observatory and rebuild their own sonic worlds from the detritus of that landmark album.

Titled after a key lyric from Catacombs, Behind These Eyes sees these 11 visionaries steering the trajectories of the original album in different directions, resulting in a sprawling double LP that is by visionaries steering the trajectories of the original album in various directions, resulting in a sprawling double LP that is by turns more violent, calming, morose, euphoric, abstract, and elegiac.

While listeners new to The Observatory will find in these disparate tracks a strange but certain unity of spirit borne from passionate experimentalism, fans of the band will find, over the four vinyl sides, a lingering sensation of familiar displacement and the uncanny. An album forged out of friendships and collaborations, Behind These Eyes is jointly released by The Observatory and Ujikaji.

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released April 25, 2014

Behind These Eyes:
The Catacombs Remixes

Interpretations by
The Analog Girl, elintseeker, Evan Tan, George Chua,
James Plotkin, Kiat, Koichi Shimizu, Lasse Marhaug,
Xhin, X’ Ho and VAVABOND.


Mastering by James Plotkin
Direction by The Observatory
Coordination by Dan Koh
Artwork by Mark Wong
Design by Elizabeth Lim

The Observatory ©2014. All Rights Reserved.
OBS008414 / UJI-005LP
Produced by The Observatory and Ujikaji.

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The Observatory’s music is texturally complex and viscerally emotional, crossing wasted borders and musical extremities that parallel polarities within human existence, provoking and inspiring in a deeply enigmatic way. The group draws inspiration from their Southeast Asian roots and heroes of new music and art. ... more

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