Single of The Week: “Touch the Sky” by Satellite Paradiso

Satelitte Paradise

Satellite Paradiso is an experimental musical project hosted by ex Psychedelic Furs John Ashton on (Guitars & Loops), Fred Schreck (The Ancients/Crush) – Vocals, Guitars, Keys. Sara Lee (Gang of Four/B-52′s/Todd Rundgren) – Bass. Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie/Lenny Kravitz/Tears for Fears) – Bass. Roger Morris (Psychedelic Furs/Castle Bravo) – Guitars, Keys. Duncan Kilburn (Psychedelic Furs/The Strangers) – Sax. Frank Coleman (Bentmen/Secret Agent) – Drums, Piano. Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke) – Drums. Paul Garisto (Psychedelic Furs/Iggy Pop) – Drums. Don Yallech (Psychedelic Furs) – Drums. BP Hurding (X-Ray Spex/Classix Nouveaux) – Drums. Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys / Rocket From The Tombs) – Guitar. Mars Williams (Psychedelic Furs/The Waitresses/Liquid Soul) – Sax. Amanda Kramer (Psychedelic Furs/World Party) – Piano, Keys. Jo Quail – Electric Cello. Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) – Keys, Loops. Jane Scarpantoni (Lou Reed/Yeah Yeah Yeahs) – Cello. Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz (Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) – Violin. Mark Volman (Flo & Eddie/The Turtles/Frank Zappa/T.Rex) – Backing Vocals. Jen Gloeckner – Backing Vocals, Synth, Loops. and many more.

It’s a cosmic ever-evolving body of work, which sits nicely in the recesses of post-punk, psychedelic, shoegazing, dream-pop, new wave and art-rock, whilst spinning from a contemporary panel. Incorporating the  sax/guitar rhythmic elements of the Psychedelic Furs, Ashton and his constellation of musicians  have come together and produced a colossal self-titled album, that delves deep into the magnetospheres of music, amongst the solar flares, debris and dust.

With its virtuoso riffs and sonic swirls, sassy sax, melancholic cello and powerful vocals, “Satellite Paradiso” is music of the highest calibre, that transcends a sense of peace amongst the chaos, light amongst the darkness, whilst you inhale its zephyr and feel its musical mastership through its spectrum of sounds.

Having released the album via Pledge music, “Satelitte Paradiso” the album is available in all formats and whose debut song “Touch the Sky” has been selected as “My Single of The Week”.

“Touch the Sky” is a boundless, interstellar voyage that glides and collides  into the realms of shoegazing, dream pop and new wave sophisti-pop. With the scribble riffs, speckled synths,  piano and spiral sax “Touch the Sky” propels into a visceral, hypnotic and mesmerising soundscape. It’s an epic song, which  rotates and soars in-between each sonic sphere of sound.  Through the gliding synths and spacey beats, “Touch the Sky” creates a celestial ambience that synchronises effortlessly against the dramatic and elongated vocals. Like a cluster of meteoroids floating through space, “Touch the Sky” creates a fragmented soundscape that swirls, drifts wistfully and crashes into a multi-dimensional crescendo.