In the studio with Kenny Jones and Telescopic
For those of you that have been wondering, when will Vali ohm be back in the studio? Well, we have been, for the last couple of months. However, not as Vali ohm but as Telescopic the brainchild of Neil Churchill former member of the 1990 punk band - Slip Pigs. Danny was asked back in August if he would like to take the helm and pick up the mic for the new 10 track album entitled - Out of Focus. This doesn't mean VO is over, not for a long shot. We still have plans for another album in 2019.
The album is entitled - Out of Focus and is due for release March next year. It will be engineered by Kenny Jones (The Smiths, Oasis, Billy Bragg and Marc Almond), alchemy studios. The album will also be graced by the legendary saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter culture-defining big daddy hippie Nik Turner - Hawkwind, Inner City Unit and Space Ritual.
You will also be able to buy the first single - Face Free to be released on iTunes - 4th November which will be accompanied by a video on Vimeo and Youtube. The track itself "pardon the paradox" is about unsocial behaviours such as exploring the digital world which can lead to people developing social phobias and ostracization cultivated by addictions to social networking sites. In many cases, mental health can deteriorate dramatically with as little as 2 hours use a day. The track was written to help raise awareness and greater understanding of the consequences of social media addictions.
When asked about the overall feel of the completed tracks so far Neil Churchill said "The album will never go down in musical history however, what we have so far is an album that keeps you listening. Unlike some albums that prompt you to skip a track here and there. I think this album will possibly be my best work to date. No, it is my best work to date. I just hope we will not be met with any insults from the industry by way of a major label making us an offer. If that happens we have failed in bringing something new and interesting to the ever suffocating public".