His Anticipated 3LP Vinyl Box-Set, ‘The Clouds Hill Tapes Part I-III’
Is Set To Be Released Next Friday, July 24th on Clouds Hill Music
Hamburg, Germany (July 17, 2020) — Omar Rodríguez-López just released The Clouds Hill Tapes Part II earlier this month and today unveiled a new video for the song, “Vanishing Tide” in anticipation of the release of The Clouds Hill Tapes Part I-III 3LP Vinyl Box-Set next Friday, July 24th followed by a digital release of Part III on July 31st on Clouds Hill Music.
The new video was shot at the Clouds Hill Studios in Hamburg, Germany during the recording sessions for the albums and features vocals by Spanish artist, Virgina García Alves who also appears in the video, special guest on piano and Omar Rodríguez-López on guitar.
These albums include new recordings of three sessions dating from the years 2018-2019 recorded at the Clouds Hill Studios and are now being released digitally and as a 3-LP vinyl box set. Part I features eight pieces, and Parts II and III six pieces each, which have been entirely newly arranged, produced by Johann Scheerer, and performed by Omar Rodríguez-López and a range of guest musicians.
During the 2000s Omar Rodríguez-López released an astonishing variety of solo works. On these recordings the artist used pieces that had accumulated over the years. However, what has so far been missing is a release that brings together the pieces from that era. This wait now has come to an end for here are THE CLOUDS HILL TAPES, Part I – III featuring 20 tracks that present his music in a new light.
Omar Rodríguez-López has long considered the Hamburg Clouds Hill studio his creative second home. He has known the producer Johann Scheerer for 15 years and they are close friends as well as creative partners. “Johann is great at was he does. What makes him truly special is his instinct. This helps him find most interesting sounds, make the right decision”, is how Omar Rodríguez-López describes it. Whenever the two meet, a shared creative process ensues immediately. This is just what happened at the end of 2018: Really, Omar Rodríguez-López had come to Hamburg as a visitor at the Clouds Hill Festival, but Johann Scheerer invited him to use free studio capacity for a session in which to re-record outstanding pieces from the previous solo albums. “We got the band together, rehearsed for two days – and then we ran the tapes”, Omar Rodríguez –López recalls. These original tapes can incidentally be seen on the covers of the three albums resulting from the sessions.
Release plan THE CLOUDS HILL TAPES
The Clouds Hill Tapes Part I-III- 3LP Vinyl Box-Set – Release – July 24th
Part III – Digital Release – July 31st
THE CLOUDS HILL TAPES PART I – III
Limited vinyl box set with 3 LPs (incl. 10 printed photos taken at the Clouds Hill sessions): 24th July
Purchase at Clouds Hill Shop: https://cloudshillshop.com