On December 21, 2012, Alchemy Records will mark the end of days with the release of Burnt Belief, an progressive instrumental collaboration between bass player Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Metallic Taste of Blood, Ex-Wise Heads) and guitarist/composer Jon Durant. Perhaps best described as a post-rock concept album, Burnt Belief draws from ethnic, ambient and electronic elements to create a cohesive and emotional album, inspired by a fundamental, universal question.
Burnt Belief marks the second time that the two musicians have worked together since Edwin contributed bass to Durant’s 2011 release, Dance of the Shadow Planets. It was recorded at three studios, two in the U.S. and one in the U.K., with Edwin and Durant exchanging digital files over the Internet. All was accomplished while recording remotely on two separate continents! Additional musicians were later brought in, with Jerry Leake (“Cubist,” Natraj, Club d’Elf) on percussion, and Geoff Leigh (Ex-Wise Heads, Henry Cow, Hatfield and the North) on flute.