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The Organ of Corti
November 2011
Dave Formula, Christine Hanson: The Organ of Corti
A collaboration by Christine Hanson and Dave Formula
1 Osseous Labyrinth
2 Adrift
3 Mistaken For A Dream
4 Angel of Merci
5 2:13
6 Organ of Corti
7 Uncle Frank
8 Ornithogalum
9 Winter Stalk
10 Homo Lupus
The Organ of Corti
The Organ of Corti
Christine Hanson: cello, strings, vocals, electronics & the mosquito
Dave Formula: keyboards, voices, electronics
Noko: guitar
Pat McCarthy: guitar
Warren Jolly: bass
Giorgio Li Calzi: trumpet
Max Tomlinson: drums & percussion
Howard Devoto: voice
Michael Marra: voice
Kevin Murray: Wolf Man
Produced by Dave Formula & Christine Hanson
Recorded at The Steadings, Red Bird Studios and Tilt-a-Whirl Studios
Engineered by Dave Formula
Mixed by Dave Formula and Mike Neilsen
Mastered by: Pierre Vervloesem at Studio Fiasco Brussels
Graphic Design and Artwork by Kiekebiche
Christine Hanson, Dave Formula

Dave Formula – Christine Hanson The Organ of Corti/Off OCD015
The new album from Dave Formula and Christine Hanson explores a range of themes and ideas within a variety of acoustic and electro-acoustic landscapes. Their new album, released on October 17th 2011 on the Off label presents the results of those musical explorations.

Guests appearing on the recordings include:
Howard Devoto and Noko - from Magazine, Luxuria and Apollo 440,
Giorgio Li Calzi - award winning Italian jazz trumpet player,
Michael Marra - the acclaimed Scottish singer songwriter/playwright
Pat McCarthy - leading UK jazz guitarist.

Dave Formula, Christine HansonMusic has taken Christine Hanson from touring Canada’s High Arctic with a tango trio, to playing traditional music in the Outer Hebrides. Classically trained Christine, in her many roles as cellist, composer, singer, and sound designer is eclectic in her musical explorations. Her experiences include :
Compositional commissions, arranging, studio sessions, film
soundtrack, theatre sound design, TV work, and performing as an
ensemble musician with a variety of groups playing classical, folk, jazz, pop and experimental music. She also gives master classes in workshop settings on both sides of the Atlantic.

Recent albums contributions have included:
Satellite Sweetheart, the new solo album by Dave Formula, A Rose by Italian electronic musician Stefano Panunzi - with Thomas Leer & David Sylvian, Waltz With Me by Norwegian musician Annbjorg Lien, Songs of Robert Burns by Eddi Reader, Equestrian by Neotropic, Colin MacIntyre’s album Island, No Thyself by the legendary post punk band Magazine, and Kissin is the Best of A’- the new Bruce MacGregor & Christine Hanson collaboration. Her own album The Cremation of Sam McGee received rave reviews, as did the successful live shows.

Dave FormulaDave Formula is perhaps best known for his work with Magazine. Is best known for his work with Magazine, long regarded as one of the most significant & influential British bands. Recently all their albums have been re-mastered by Sean Magee of Abbey Road studios and re-issued by Virgin EMI.

Along with Magazine cohorts John McGeoch and Barry Adamson, Dave joined Steve Strange, Midge Ure, Billy Currie in Visage for two very successful albums before leaving to concentrate on Strongroom Studios, London, which he founded in the mid 1980's.

He has been involved with synthesisers, electronics & live improvisation since the mid-1970’s. Matt Wand, from Stock, Hausen & Walkman, provided additional electronics on Dave’s recent solo album
Satellite Sweetheart. The album features additional contributions from: Robert Wyatt, Corrine Drewery, Howard Devoto, John McGeoch & John Doyle.

Dave rejoined his Magazine colleagues for five sold-out shows in February 2009 to great critical response and in Summer 2009 Magazine played several European festivals and an acclaimed show at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The band closed the year with TV appearances on Later With Jools Holland and BBC Electric Proms. In October 2011 Magazine release a new album - their first in 30 years - followed in November by a nine-day tour of the UK .

Press info:
Bookings: Graeme Oxby at Wire Sound
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