From Afar All Stars Spark And Glee

by Dead Voices on Air

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From Afar All Stars Spark And Glee is a landscape of blurred atmospheric coils - shards that manage to sound simultaneously recognizable and from another place. It features his Download and Beehatch colleague Phil Western on two tracks and American-Serbian singer Ivana Salipur on the title track, a homage to the Serbian poet Desanka Maksimovic (1898-1993). The album is presented in a digipak featuring photographs from the timeless landscape of Patagonia by Argentinean artist Marco Roberti.

This is the fourteenth album by Dead Voices on Air and the second to be released in 2010. It’s been a busy year for Mark Spybey, touring as Dead Voices On Air and with Download in North America and working on projects with fellow Zoviet-France alumni Robin Storey as Reformed Faction. Mark has just released an album with the Austin, Texas based musician Tony D’Oporto under the name Gnome and Spybey. Mark is also working with Simon Fisher-Turner and will be recording later this year with Chris Connelly.

Dead Voices on Air are touring North America as part of the Subconscious Records Beyond Fest with Download and others this Fall and again in early 2011.

Spybey is one of those quiet, head down collaborators who folks seem to want to work with. Over the years he was part of Can guitarist Michael Karoli’s band Sofortkontakt! He’s toured with Michael Rother of Neu! and Dieter Moebius of Cluster and remixed Faust. He made albums with James Plotkin and worked with Mick Harris of Scorn. During his time in Vancouver, he became part of Download and has remained in close musical contact with cEvin Key and Phil Western. He’s released music with labels such as Klangbad, Kranky, Soleilmoon, Nettwerk, Invisible, Scratch, Spoon, Tourettes and Lens - now home to Dead Voices on Air.

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released September 28, 2010

Mastered by Steven Seibold
Artwork by Marco Roberti (www.flickr.com/mrkrbrt)

Dedicated to Mark Nugent (1961-2009)

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Dead Voices On Air Northumberland, UK

Spybey has worked under the name of Dead Voices On Air (DVOA) for twenty -four years. He’s released numerous albums and collaborated with a variety of people, including members of Can, Faust, Swans and others. He was a member of Zoviet-France and Download. Other projects include Reformed Faction, Beehatch, Gnome and Spybey, Propeller and is an executive with the Dataist International. ... more

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