Prog supergroup O.R.k – featuring ex-Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, vocalist LEF, King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, and Carmelo Pipitone – have teamed up with Italian singer Elisa for their new video for Consequence, which you can watch below.
The track is taken from the quartet's latest studio album Screamnasium, which was released last year through Kscope.
“Elisa was introduced to us by a mutual friend in the film industry who Lef had canvassed whilst he’d been trying to think of a suitable female vocalist to duet with on Consequence," explains bassist Edwin. "I wasn’t consciously familiar with Elisa at first until I remembered the Django Unchained movie. Elisa is a huge star in Italy and also from a different world musically speaking, so she wasn’t an obvious choice but she was very positive about the song and has made a fantastic contribution."
As well as appearing on the band's most recent album, Consequence is also slated to appear on a yet to be announced feature film scored by O.R.k. vocalist LEF.
“When the main character of this feature film gets sick and seems to become mentally ill, she seems to develop what looks like an incredible (almost mystic) new ability," the singer says. "While the connection between our piece Consequence and this sort of truth/illusion dualism seemed to be quite obvious, I found the additional strings layers as the missing flavour to make it sound consistent with the rest of my orchestral score too."
O.R.k. begin a European tour later this month which includes appearances at both the Eindhoven and London Prognosis Festivals. You can see the full list of dates below.
O.R.k. European tour dates:
Apr 12: GER Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
Apr 13: SWI Pratteln Z7
Apr 14: GER Stuttgart Jugendhaus Mitte
Apr 16: NED Eindhoven Effeenar – Prognosis Festival
Apr 18: ITA Milan Legend 54
Apr 19: ITA Rome Traffic
Apr 20: ITA Bologna Alchemica
Apr 21: AUS Kufstein Kulturfabrik
Apr 23: UK London Indigo at the O2 – Prognosis Festival
Apr 25: FRA Paris Backstage by the Mill
Apr 27: FRA Nantes Ferrailleur
Apr 28: SPA Madrid Rockville
Apr 29: SPA Barcelona Razzmatazz 3
May 5: GER Übach-Palenburg Rockfabrik
May 6: NED Zoetermeer De Boerderij
Jul 15: PO< Katowice Summer Fog Festival