After Martin Creed’s beautiful video for Dawning – now Jan Baumann did a new video for them! For the song “It’s Brilliant”, a bonus track to their album “Hellabuster”. But what a video! Post it!
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British first league artist Martin Creed directed the new video for Box Codax, the solo project of Franz Ferdinand’s guitarist Nick McCarthy on Gomma.
“Dawning” was taken from the current Box Codax album “Hellabuster” and chosen by Creed, who is best known for his 2001 Turner Prize winning installation Work #227: The Lights Going On and Off.
“Dawning” will be released also on a limited edition split single, now available from The Vinyl Factory.
Cat#: Gomma 158
Release: 10 June 2011
Here comes Box Codax again. The album is getting massive response right now.. and we are quite happy about that, as it is a really special release. With all that weird but melancholic, strange but beautiful indie rock pop masterpieces on it.
Initially there were no remexis planned for that album.. but for the single “Seven Silvers” some people insisted to do dance versions.. so here we serve you remixes by Den Haan, The KDMS, and Rodion and an instrumental edit by Telonius.
For every of the 13 songs from the new Box Codax album there is a video. Made by friends of Alex and Nick. Till now we have spread 5 of them. This is number 6 . Featuring for the first time the band members them self. But of course… like on the band photos: They are shy. They hide there faces… We are quite sure not because they are ashamed of the song. As it is one of the most beautiful melancholic ballads we ever had on Gomma and the video… watch yourself.
So this one is really the most daring mixtape we ever had at Gomma.
Nick and Alex from Box Codax connect Free jazz Icon Albert Ayler with Minimal music by Steve Reich. German composer Carl Orff with Neil Young and John Lennon with Billy Holiday. Haha .. how does that sound? Listen!
1) Steve Reich – Six Marimbas
2) Margo Guryan – California Shake
3) Steve Reich – Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ
4) Mal Waldron – For Eric Satie
5) Richard Strauss – Salome, Ich Will Nicht Bleiben
6) Djaosch Macholi Orchestra – Ruby
7) Hank Schmitt-In-Der-Beek, Sebastian Kellig, Nick Mccarthy – Ulli/ Lunsenzyklus
8) Albert Ayler – Spirits
9) John Lennon – Dream
10) Neil Sedarka – Going Nowhere
11) Metronomy – She Wants
12) Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young – Ohio
13) Carl Orff – Gassenhauer
14) Billie Holiday – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
15) Eric Satie – Gnossienne
16) Ravel – Prelude
17) Everly Brothers – I Wonder If I Care As Much
18) Margo Guryan – Northbound Success Merry Go Round
19) Supremes – It’s Time To Break Down
20) Gregor Staub – Mega Memory
21) Glenn Gould – Goldberg Variation 1
22) Das Weisse Pferd – The I Love You Song
23) Neil Young – Are You Ready For The Country
24) Daniel Johnston – Some Things Last A Long Time
25) Angelo Badalamenti & Kinny Landrum – Dark Lolita
Here is a little masterpiece of Box Codax, for their track “No Trains”. Taken from their Hellabuster album, just released on Gomma last week.
Video by Anna McCarthy.
Here it comes: Box Codax. The solo project of Nick McCarthy – man on the guitar in Franz Ferdinand. The NME and many others already raved about this new album that was also partly produced by Metronomy: One of the most extravagant and colorful Rock/Folk albums of these days. Imagine Zappa in the studio with Arcade Fire and Roy Orbison.
In fact Box Codax is a band consisting of 3 members: Nick McCarthy and his longtime friends: poet and singer Alex Ragnew and Nick’s wife Manuela Gernedel. It’s a family record. It starts with some raw rock’n rolly disco and ends in the most beatiful melancholic ballads you can imagine. Aditional mixing, drum programming and other things by legendary ACDC engineer Mike Fraser and Modica & Imbery from Gomma.
The new solo project of Nick McCarthy (Franz Ferdinand) Box Codax is creating waves in UK right now. The NME just wrote a big piece about the new album that he did with Alex Ragnew for Gomma. Before we give you the new album you can fill your free time by wathing this new little video a friend of Nick did for the song “I Won’t Come Back”. Album out on Friday!