From The Vaults – Photos: Melvin Van Peebles Records For Heliocentrics

Now-Again | Sep. 30, 2014 | Photographs | , ,

This post was first put up in July of 2012.

It’s a bit embarrassing for us to admit that it’s been nearly four years since we announced the collaborative Heliocentrics/Melvin Van Peebles collaboration that was supposed to appear on the band’s Sirius B EP.

And, now, the band has just completed their latest album – which we’ll release later this fall (more on that later). And nary a Van Peebles gasp, growl or grunt in sight.

Well, good news – last week, in the middle of one of the worst heat waves that New York has seen in recent memory, a pajama-clad (and still ripped) Van Peebles entered ex-Sun Ra bandmember Spaceman’s Harlem-based studio and recorded his last takes on the rambling poem he’s entitled “Methane Momma.” Those files are on the way to Malcolm Catto and co. at the moment – and we promise (seriously this time) that they will figure in to the Heliocentrics next album, for which we’re projecting an early 2013 release.

4 Responses to “From The Vaults – Photos: Melvin Van Peebles Records For Heliocentrics”

  1. Gurvan says:

    What about Quas third opus?

  2. twin brother says:

    2013? awww man i’m dying for more heliocentric goodness. can you tell malcom to hurry up

  3. billymentals says:

    Patiently waiting, giant collectivecollaborating

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