Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived side project of Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, a duo partnership consisting of Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion, released in 1984. The album was written and produced by Wright and Harris and all the lyrics were penned by Harris.
The album makes heavy use of the Fairlight CMI, a musical synthesizer popularized in the 1980s. This creates a very electronic sound that persists through every track.
Dave Harris has been in touch and has confirmed that he has “remixed and re recorded certain tracks from the Zee album with Richard Wright, with a planned digital release of the original album as it stands and a separate album of re worked songs from ‘Identity’, using Ricks recorded work from 1984. This will involve certain old friends of mine, with whom I have played and conversed with over the years. The new tracks will shine with Ricks posthumous involvement.”
The 2017 release will be available to Pre-order in the next month with details still being finalised, We will have more news on that very shortly.
Dave has been very kind and has sent us an exclusive teaser clip of “Voices”
We hope to be hosting an interview with Dave around the time of release and will be opening the forums for you to post your questions.
Known for his work with MusiCorps Wounded Warrior band in the past, Roger has teamed up with Soundwaves Art Foundation to sell some exclusive art / prints to help support the MusiCorps foundation.
The MusiCorps foundation was formed in response to the crisis of returning service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, MusiCorps is a conservatory-level music rehabilitation program that helps wounded warriors play music and recover their lives. It has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as “revolutionary,” is pioneering in the field of adaptive music, and has helped countless wounded warriors learn or relearn how to play an instrument as a core part of their rehabilitation.
The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the performance component of MusiCorps, is made up of injured veterans who became musicians through MusiCorps. The band has wowed millions of people with powerful performances that speak to the talent and resilience of its members.
Up for sale to raise funds for the foundation is “Another Brick In The Wall” (Parts I, II, & III), Which are taken from The Wall, Pink Floyd’s 11th studio album, which was released in 1979 and is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. With estimated sales of over 23 million copies it has the third highest US sales for an album. Roger Waters has signed three originals and 33 prints from each song to support the work of MusiCorps,which has been helping injured veterans in their recovery through the power of music.
They are all Printed on fine art canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
A new species of shrimp has been named after Pink Floyd thanks to a pact between prog rock-loving scientists.The synalpheus pinkfloydi uses its large pink claw to create a noise so loud it can kill small fish. The team behind the discovery vowed years ago if it ever found a new pink shrimp it would “honour” the rockers.
Sammy De Grave, head of research at Oxford University Museum of National History, said he has been a fan of the band since he was a teenager. He has previous for naming crustaceans after rock legends, having already named a species of shrimp after Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger – Elephantis jaggerai.
He said: “I have been listening to Floyd since The Wall was released in 1979, when I was 14 years old, The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favourite band. We are all Pink Floyd fans, and we always said if we would find a pink one, a new species of pink shrimp, we would name it after Pink Floyd.”
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Roger Waters, the creative genius behind musical pioneers Pink Floyd, in conversation with Jon Pareles, the chief pop-music critic at The New York Times. The duo will discuss Waters’s first solo studio album in 25 years, entitled “Is This the Life We Really Want?” With no signs of slowing down, Waters will also be embarking on an extensive North American tour, “Roger Waters — Us + Them,” kicking off on May 26 in Kansas City, Mo. Join Waters for an evening of contemplative discussion about his storied career, his message of humanity, and how empathy is the key to getting the life we really want.
The event takes place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00PM at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York,NY10022, Between Park and Madison