Daniel Ash Enlists Fans To Fund New Album
May 27, 2014 at 10:58 AM (PT)
DANIEL ASH, legendary vocalist/guitarist who founded the influential and iconic BAUHAUS, TONES ON TAIL AND LOVE AND ROCKETS, has taken to PLEDGEMUSIC to have fans participate in the funding of his next album, Stripped. The album will feature modern takes on 11 songs from his BAUHAUS/LOVE AND ROCKETS/TONES ON TAIL catalogues, as well as one brand-new track. Fans are asked to vote for their favorite ASH songs and those with the most votes are being "stripped down" with reinterpreted versions recorded for the new album.
"The original concept," ASH explained, "was to record acoustic versions of some of my favorite songs from the catalogue, but to be honest, I found that a boring proposition. Also, more than recording my favorites, I wanted to record the fans' favorites. I'm a perfectionist and I can't stand anything that is second-rate, so we're doing truly alternative versions of the songs, I really want to go out on a limb with this project."
Already confirmed for the track listing, Stripped will feature a dub step version of the LOVE AND ROCKETS #1 hit "So Alive," produced by JOHN FRYER (NINE INCH NAILS, DEPECHE MODE, COCTEAU TWINS) who produced the original track. Long-time collaborators CHRISTOPHER THE MINISTER and DUSTIN BYERLEY are on board for the new album expected out in the FALL on INgrooves/GO! STUDIO.
In exchange for a pledge, funders have exclusive access to the site's updates, keeping up on the album's progress, viewing the package's artwork, hearing completed tracks before anyone else, and other content. Click here for more information on pledging.