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THE ALIEN CORMORANT & GOLD MASS - Releases New Collaborative Song And Video

Scottish and Italian musicians The Alien Cormorant and Gold Mass released a new collaborative song and made a video for it. This is The Alien Cormorant's second collaboration with an Italian artist after the critically acclaimed From My House To Your House EP with Cecilia Miradoli released earlier this year.

The Alien Cormorant says of the collaboration: "Gold Mass was recommended to me by my long-time friend, the acclaimed producer Paul Savage (Mogwai, Deacon Blue, Teenage Fanclub, Arab Strap) who produced the Gold Mass album Transitions. After I heard the album, I immediately contacted her and offered to collaborate on some tracks. Thankfully she agreed and we started swapping ideas via Facebook, with "Opaque" being the first song to be released. We plan to release more tracks from the collaboration in the coming months."

Commenting on the various meanings behind the song, Gold Mass says: "The word Opaque states for a body that cannot be crossed by the light, a body reflecting or totally absorbing light radiation. A dark, unlit and shady place of our soul, where we can only find ourselves a few times facing our fears and giving them a name. In such a state of mind, led by a painful analysis of our needs, our thoughts may be opaque, not clearly understandable and we can feel and appear melancholy, devoid of liveliness and below our possibilities. In a society like ours, we live subjected to velocity, appearance and merciless competition, bombarded daily by new offers and opportunities. We experience temporary achievements, temporary jobs, temporary relationships. As long as it lasts, love hangs on the brink of defeat. We never know what the future may hold for us and we'll never gain enough confidence to disperse the clouds and eradicate our anxiety and need to be loved, we'll live opaque."

Speaking of the video, The Alien Cormorant adds: "When producing the video, I took inspiration from the opening titles of shows like Hammer House of Horror. I think the statues which I filmed in a graveyard in Dundee, perfectly compliment the footage Gold Mass sent me, shot by herself in Italy."

The Alien Cormorant is the moniker of Dundee (Scotland) based musician, producer and video maker Alan Cormack. Gold Mass is an Italian electronic artist. She released her debut album Transitions in 2019, attracting the attention of big producers since her first steps. Watch now the video for "Opaque" in the player below. Link