In 2011, Devin Townsend released his fourth “project” album, ‘Ghost’. A record heard by millions, it combined ambient-ish qualities with a mellow style that showed off a very relaxed side of the man who once gave us skull-crushing metal as frontman with Strapping Young Lad. Around the same time that those millions were getting (rightly) excited about Devin’s ‘Ghost’, somewhere in Northern Ireland, guitarist Andrew Danso had not long finished work on ‘f i n d’, a collection of largely instrumental soundscapes which appeared to share more than a few traits with Townsend’s record, but approached atmospheric music with an even spacier slant. The album, unsurprisingly, slipped under the radar of most of the people who really should’ve heard it, as is the plight of many an independent musician.
With the Pledge campaign over, Devin Townsend’s new project Casulaties of Cool is now available to enjoy in both standard and 2CD editions. As part of the ongoing promotion for the release, there’s now a new video clip available which you can view in full below.
Two UK live shows have also been confirmed for Casualities of Cool: the first is at the Beautiful Days Festival in Devon on 17th August; the second at London’s Union Chapel on 4th September.