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September 19, 2018
As we get ready to release our new album "World on Fire", Omnesia gives a huge shout out to Rob Brown of Axis Guitars. He made me a guitar that goes to outer space...
Rob is an amazing luthier and also one of the best people I have ever met. He works with some of the greatest guitarists in the world, including James Hetfield (Metallica) Kirk Hammett (Metallica) Robert Trujillo (Metallica) Jason Newsted (solo), Joe Satriani and Jason Becker.
For a look at lots of other great musicians who work with Axis Guitars go here:
He took my guitar and transformed it into a wizard's wand
My guitar sounds and tones on this album rely heavily on Roland VG-99 and Boss GP-10 units that require a special pickup with six micro-pickups, one for each string. This lets me choose any tuning I want without touching the tuning pegs or strapping on a different guitar. it also allows me to model guitars, pickups and every piece of gear in a musician's arsenal down to speakers and mic placement.
Like folks I admire like Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Dweezil Zappa, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai I also use a special sustainer pickup at the neck, which sounds like a nice Strat voiced pickup until I pull up on a knob, where it turns into infinite sustain for clean sounds and infinite feedback of different shapes and colors.
Add the whammy bar and the Gotoh locking tuning pegs, with a Fender Lace in the middle and a Satriani Mo' Bucker at the bridge and I have an Adrian Belew-esque Frankenstein axe that surfs huge tonal waves...
I cannot thank Rob enough for his expertise, advice, and friendship. His Australian Cattle dog Bodhi might be the greatest canine ever.
Here's Rob telling it like it is
September 17, 2018
It was an honor to record drummer Robert John Tucker at Chub Studios with producer Damion Gallegos at the help. A founding member of Fungo Mungo, Damian has produced Boots Riley and The Coup and produced, recorded, performed on and co-composed the #1 soundtrack for Riley's amazing new film Sorry To Bother You. Our new album World On Fire out soon...
September 14, 2008
We are stoked that Phil Bennett has played sensational keyboards on our albums over the years and he appears on our upcoming album on the song System. Phil has played with so many superstars over the years that it beggars belief. He is the keyboardist and vocalist for one of history's greatest bands, Starship, which got its start as Jefferson Airplane and then became Jefferson Starship. The first song he recorded with Omnesia was Pain is Better and you can hear his ridiculous pyrotechnics here: "pain is better"
And here he is going wild with Starship. https://youtu.be/xegmQwyITlA
September 12, 2018
So much thanks to our longtime friend and collaborator Robert John Tucker who drums on 7 of the 14 tracks on our upcoming Omnesia album World On Fire, and also recorded tracks in these sessions for our next album after that! Rob tours with Jason Newsted's new band as well as Thaddeus Gonzalez, Romeo Void and Felsen. If that wasn't enough Rob and his wife Aurelia are famed in SF for their gorgeous concert and theater posters and chalkboard menu art. Rob is creating our CD art. View their Serpentes Design FB page
August 4, 2018
As we prepare to release our new album World On Fire, Omnesia wanted to honor one of our most favorite artists, the incomparable Kate Bush.
200 songs written by age 14.
First woman in history to set up her own label, build her own recording studio and first woman in UK history to earn a self-penned #1 hit.
She has the voice of an angel with multiple persona’s and an incredible range. Her videos were groundbreaking, intense, edgy, gorgeous visuals and her phenomenal modern dancing. mime, theater, costumes and personas were amazing. You can hear that her verse and chorus persona’s are two different things. She was never herself. She created unique characters for each of her musical stories...
She broke all the rules in songwriting and performance, and inspired a generation of powerful, woke female artists. Decades later with the advent of sampled music, she is one of the world’s most sampled artists, with 75 musical acts having recorded songs that used samples of her music.
In 2014 she came out of retirement with Before the Dawn, a concert residency by British 4 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The residency consisted of 22 dates; it was Bush's first series of live shows since her first tour in 1979, which finished with three performances at the same venue. She spent weeks filming the video content that was used in this immersive performance. She spent an entire day floating in a tank of water to film the images for her song about drowning. Her voice was as amazing as the day the world first discovered her. Musical royalty from around the world flew in to London to see multiple shows. Sting and Elton John went 7 times. To see a riveting documentary about her, go here:
Medella and I were delighted to discover that we both had the same Kate Bush song on our bucket list.
So here it is, Omnesia covers Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) from her album Hounds of Love. The song was originally titled “A Deal With God” but American radio stations refused to play the song with that title. Bush then changed it to Running Up That Hill and the rest is history
FYI, our guitarist received a lot of compliments for his work as the bearded gentleman. To set the record straight Medella Kingston plays both charaters in this video
cover song license: MLIC00007968
Published By – EMI
Published By – Kate Bush Music Publishing Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Novercia Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Novercia Ltd.
Record Company – EMI Electrola GmbH
Printed By – 4P Nicolaus GmbH
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Company LLC
vocals and video creation: Medella Kingston
Guest Artist - Robert John Tucker.
Rob performs and records with: Omnesia, Jason Newsted (Metallica) Chophouse Band, Wood and Steal. Deborah Iyall - Romeo Void. Thaddeus Gonzalez. Felsen. Sci-Fi.
Produced and recorded by M2 @ M2 Musik Pub, Oakland, CA
Drums recorded by Damion Gallegos at Chub Studios. Damion helped write and performed, recorded and mixed the soundtrack for the Bootz Riley movie "Sorry To Bother You"