free album download – release for new moon, June 1 2011
featuring Massimo & Pierce, Val Denham and Andrew Zealley
vocals recorded in London, Toronto and Zurich
arranged, programmed and produced in the sky by PSBEUYS, 2008-2010
cover painting by Val Denham
About QUEEN LEAR:
Anarcocks and PSBEUYS are pleased to announce the birth of QUEEN LEAR — a collaborative trans-Atlantic studio project produced by PSBEUYS featuring Massimo & Pierce (of Black Sun Productions), Val Denham, and Andrew Zealley.
Amanda Lear motivates QUEEN LEAR, feeds its curiosity, drives its desires. From Amanda’s early appearances—as the cover model on Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure/on the arm of Berlin-period David Bowie/as companion and muse to Salvador Dali—to surreal dance floors 1970s and ’80s, Italian tee-vee, game show hijinx, ‘tween-age dreams: Amanda Lear generates I-Dentity. Impossible to ignore. “Follow Me.”
Queen Lear is growing out of its head. Taking root in Sweet Revenge (Ariola-Eurodisc, 1978), sticky finger buds and black holes, pretty boys and mother.
“I just can’t make you out. Are you real – or am I dreaming? This is all very confusing. Until, you start, sing-ing.” (“Enigma,” 1978).
About the artists:
Massimo & Pierce gained international recognition as stage performers for COIL during their 2002 European tour. As the core members of Black Sun Productions, this audio and performance duo have captivated audiences through original work ranging from performative sex rituals to musical cabaret. BSP have released 8 albums, including the epic double release The Impossibility of Silence (Old Europa, 2006). For more information, visit: www.anarcocks.com
Val Denham is a legendary transgendered artist, musician and stage performer. Her visual work has graced the covers of albums by Marc & the Mambas, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and the Some Bizarre record label. She collaborated with Massimo & Pierce on the album Somewhere Between Desire and Despair (Tourette, 2009). For more information, visit: www.valdenham.com
Andrew Zealley (aka PSBEUYS) is a sound artist who has collaborated with AA Bronson, Josefine Fine, Dara Gellman, Luis Jacob, John Greyson, Chrysanne Stathacos, Scott Treleaven and others. His PSBEUYS remixes for Black Sun Productions are featured on the album The Milky Smell of Phantom Sperm (Old Europa, 2008). In March he released a free download 5-track EP, Five Covers, with Robert Bolton under the name PRETTY BEUYS. For more information, visit: www.andrewzealley.com