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Melissa Auf der Maur to Release Multimedia Solo Project in 2010

By Mikela Floyd on December 16, 2009

 

Melissa Auf der Maur to Release Multimedia Solo Project in 2010

Melissa Auf der Maur is set to unveil the first chapter of her multimedia solo project Out of Our Minds with a new album set for release on March 30th, 2010. Dynamic, multilayered and independently produced, OOOM, is a 21st century concept project that includes a solo album, short film, comic book, live performances, gallery presentations and several viral components.

A “choose your own adventure” – one can collect and consume all the parts, or each part can exist on its own. The album's lead single & title track is currently available now for free download via MAdM's website.  Fans will see the rest of the project unfold in various forms throughout 2010.
 
 

Auf der Maur said of the project, “OOOM began as a song. It was mid first decade of the 21st Century and technology had just begun to dismantle the music business towers. It was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me. The landscape changed and I began to morph my roots in visual arts with the music. The many portals of OOOM invite listeners and viewers to discover on their own, at their own pace and in their own space. If you’re listening, Come in…”
 
The OOOM album consists of 12 powerful tracks produced and mixed by top-flight creative collaborators including Jordon Zadorozny (Sam Roberts), Chris Goss (QOTSA, UNKLE), Alan Molder (Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins), and Mike Frazer (Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC).  The album features a notable special duet with legendary Goth rocker Glenn Danzig on “Father’s Grave.” Other standout tracks are "Meet Me On The Dark Side" and “22 Below,” which highlights MAdM’s ability to fuse her bass rifts with captivating melodies.
 
An essential component of OOOM is the 28-minute, HD film starring and conceived by MAdM under the direction of Tony Stone. The film was first shown at theSundance Film Festival earlier this year, as well as at World Con's 67th Annual Sci-Fi Convention, garnering widespread critical praise. In October, the OOOMfilm was added as an installation piece and contemporary interpretation to an international showcase of pre-Raphaelite painter, J.W. Waterhouse’s work. This exhibit will run in Montreal, Quebec at the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts from October 2, 2009 to February 7, 2010. The OOOM film will continue to do festival and gallery runs throughout the New Year and will also be released as part of a deluxe box set that will be available in 2010.
 
The limited edition OOOM Comic Book and matching Picture Disc Vinyl are also currently available via Auf der Mar's official . A 12 Page comic book and 7" vinyl illustrated by Jack Forbes from Brooklyn, NY.

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