Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Perry Farrell's Satellite Party @ pitchfork.com

Perry Farrell's Satellite Party Gets Ultra Payloaded

Book your reservations now, revelers: former James Addiction/Porno for Pyros frontman Perry Farrell has a party planned that should make all that new rave hoopla look like your 1st grade Chuck E. Cheese's birthday non-bash. It's called Satellite Party, and as Farrell enthused to Pitchfork last fall, "it could be the best work I've ever done."

Satellite Party transmit their debut full-length-- a concept record, titled Ultra Payloaded Satellite Party, about partying it up on a satellite orbiting the Earth-- on May 15 (Columbia). The eleven-track set features contributions from a whole mess of folks, including New Order bassist Peter Hook, Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea and John Frusciante, Thievery Corporation, film composer Harry Gregson-Williams, and the mysterious pop product known only as Fergie.

Stoners will be especially pleased to learn that Jim Morrison makes an appearance on Ultra Payloaded as well: Farrell unearthed a previously unheard Morrison spoken-word vocal for the album's closing track, "Woman in the Window". Other Party jams include "Celebrate", "Awesome", "Mr. Sunshine", and first single "Wish Upon a Dog Star".

As for the disc's sound, thus spake Farrell: "[It's] this great hybrid of sound, using electronics and hip hop beats and the power and strength of rock'n'roll, and even symphony." (read on)