WINO & CONNY OCHS: EXILE ON MAINSTREAM CONFIRMS DETAILS FOR SECOND COLLABORATIVE LP FROM ICONIC SINGER/SONGWRITER DUO
RELEASE DATE: 30 MARCH
Exile On Mainstream announce the label’s next priority release; Freedom Conspiracy, the second collaborative album by Scott “Wino” Weinrich and Conny Ochs which shall be released on 30th March. Recorded at Kabumm Studio with producer Thommy Krawallo (as with their Heavy Kingdom LP), this newest collection presents ambitious, haunting and beautiful music, created by the strikingly natural singer/songwriter duo.
Freedom Conspiracy was written and recorded with Wino & Conny Ochs performing all instruments. The approach differed from Heavy Kingdom in that it was created with each bringing rudimentary ideas to the table and then carving them into songs together. Deftly fusing acoustic and electric guitars, and with both artists’ standout vocal styles searing through these thirteen well-crafted brand new hymns, the initial recordings of the album date back to over a year ago, but even though the songs were complete, these protagonists felt the album needed more time. Final touches couldn’t be made until they were together again in the same room, and due to their other musical obligations, the record was left to mature for several months. In early 2014, Wino and Conny revisited the material, stripped everything down to the bare bones and arranged the tracks differently, and then it clicked. The result – forty-five minutes of refined, dynamic and unforgettable folk/rock music.
When asked what the album meant to the artists themselves, Conny Ochs states: “Freedom Conspiracy means companionship. It means to have each other’s back. This album is about losing and finding belief. And fighting for it.” Adds Wino on the album: “Shits changin’ fast. With war on every corner, political theatre becoming increasingly more offensive, and Big Brother and the Globalists intensifying their slow takeover, we offer sounds and vibrations of love, death, happiness and pain! With this music and verse we hope the songs will inspire and uplift, and hopefully unite our searching spirits.”
Freedom Conspiracy Track Listing:
2. Sound Of Blue
3. Foundation Chaos
4. Crystal Madonna
6. Time Out Blackout
7. Timeless Spirit
8. Freedom Conspiracy
9. Dirt Floor
10. Heavy Heart
11. Forever Gone
12. Invisible Bullets
13. The Great Destroyer
With cover art by Wino & Conny Ochs, Freedom Conspiracy will see deliverance on CD, LP and digital download on March 30th. International touring from the duo is to be announced throughout the year. Stand by for audio samples and further release/tour info from Wino & Conny Ochs’ Freedom Conspiracy.