Behind The Beauty: Remixing The Chaos
Beauty in Chaos, in collaboration with Jammer Direct and Jammerzine, announces the film ‘Behind the Beauty: Remixing the Chaos’, which premiered on Jammer Direct. This marks two milestones for Jammer Direct – this documentary is their first film project and its release also helped launch Jammer Direct’s official Roku channel this month.
This film takes you behind the scenes of the making of the new ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ album from Beauty in Chaos, curated by guitarist Michael Ciravolo. It explores the ‘how and why’ of the album through its creators, featuring interviews with Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), guitar slayer Zakk Wylde, dUG Pinnick (King’s X), Evi Vine, Tim Palmer, Tish Ciravolo, Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), producer Michael Rozon and BIC curator Michael Ciravolo. Rolan Bolan also provides commentary on his collaboration with BIC and Wayne Hussey to re-create his father’s seminal T. Rex track ‘20th Century Man’.
There’s also more in this peek behind the curtains of SAINTinLA Studios in Los Angeles to learn the story of the evolution from record to remix – track by track – to better encounter the beauty behind the chaos.
Directed by Ryan Martin (creator or Jammer Direct and Jammerzine) and Sophia Ciravolo, this film also includes music video segments were directed by Vicente Cordero at Industrialism Films.
“I think this documentary gives an intimate peak behind the curtain of the ‘why and how’ of this record. I feel we got an amazing cross section of ‘re-envisions’ of these songs… that shed a new and different light on many of these songs,” says Michael Ciravolo.
Based in L.A., Beauty in Chaos is an alt-rock collective that involves numerous musical luminaries. Produced by Michael Rozon, ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ is their second-long play, including a wide array of remixes and alternate versions of tracks off the debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’.
It features contributions by Wayne Hussey, Ashton Nyte, Simon Gallup (The Cure), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Zakk Wylde, Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Rolan Bolan, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), producer Tim Palmer, Pete Parada (The Offspring), John Fryer, Alexander Kretov / Ummagma, Paul Wiley, Kitty Lectro, dUg Pinnick, ICE-T, Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Mark Thwaite, Evi Vine, Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Sine Division, Betsy Martin, Kevin Kipnis, Tish Ciravolo, Statik, Johnny Indovina, Dirk Doucette, Roman Marisak, Sounds Of Sputnik, Tim Perry, Ulrich Krieger, Lola Bates and Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle).
Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitarist Michael Ciravolo. Originally from New Orleans, he is perhaps best known as President of Schecter Guitar Research. Ciravolo has played guitar in Human Drama for the past 30 years, as well as playing live and recording with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.
Previewing this album, Beauty in Chaos’ single ‘Un-Natural Disaster’ ft. dUg Pinnick, Zakk Wylde and Ice-T (Collide Mix) premiered in Rolling Stone, followed by ‘Drifting Away’ ft. Robin Zander and Michael Anthony (Synthetic Capricorn Mix), remixed by Paul Wiley and Steven Alexander Ryan (The Black Queen) and ‘Storm ft. Ashton Nyte (Acoustic Version)’.
‘Behind the Beauty: Remixing the Chaos’ is now streaming on Beauty in Chaos’ official YouTube channel. Apart from Roku, itwill soon also be available via Amazon Prime and has already been approved and translated for broadcast on China’s largest independent TV station IQIYI, available to 500 million active users.
‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ is available on deluxe CD, limited-edition heavy-weight colored vinyl and digitally via 33.3 Music Collective at www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store. Apart from the 14 core tracks, album orders placed via the website also come with 11 bonus remixes.
1. 20th Century Boy ft. Al Jourgensen (MGT Rmx)
2. Man of Faith ft. Wayne Hussey and Simon Gallup (Preacher Man Mix)
3. Look Up ft. Tish Ciravolo (Ummagma Mix)
4. ‘Un-Natural Disaster’ ft. dUg Pinnick, Zakk Wylde and Ice-T (Collide Mix)
5. Storm ft. Ashton Nyte (Acoustic Version)
6. I Will Follow You ft. Evi Vine (Cotton Socks Mix)
7. Drifting Away ft. Robin Zander and Michael Anthony (High Water Mix)
8. Man of Faith ft. Wayne Hussey and Simon Gallup (Kitty Lectro Mix)
9. The Long Goodbye (Au Revoir) ft. Wayne Hussey
10. I Will Follow You ft. Evi Vine (IVaD Mix)
11. Storm ft. Ashton Nyte (Vampyre Mix)
12. 20th Century Boy ft. Rolan Bolan and Wayne Hussey
13. I Will Follow You ft. Evi Vine (Eclipse Mix)
14. Finding Beauty in Chaos ft. Ashton Nyte (Fall & Sway Mix)
“Stunning musical and, in particular, six-string intricacy that mixes Ciravolo’s love of rock, pop, post-punk, goth, new wave and other styles and wraps it all in layers of lush, ringing, occasionally grimy and often heavily effected guitars” – Guitar World
“Guitarist Michael Ciravolo assembled an all-star cast for his moody hard-hitting album… Intense” – Rolling Stone
“Both records offer a rich sonic palette of unabashed gothic rock and post-punk romanticism, that reverberates through the varied inputs of a mélange of musicians who are masters of their craft” – Post-Punk.com
“True evolution – just hits you like a sucker punch…. mesmerized and captivated” – Jammerzine
“A new gothic rock project… hauntingly heavy and beautiful” – LA Weekly