As part of the their long-running Wino Wednesday weekly series honoring the works of SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH, The Obelisk is now exclusively hosting a stream of “Timeless Spirit,” hailing from the anxiously awaited second collaborative LP from American doom/rock legend, WINO, and iconic German singer/songwriter, CONNY OCHS, entitled Freedom Conspiracy.
Throughout the sprawling forty-five minutes of Freedom Conspiracy, the duo continues to experiment with their musical collaborations, exploring new ways of expressing their personal struggles with daily life through their incredibly soulful delivery, and “Timeless Spirit” is one prime example of this persistent theme. Here, both artists are heard fully embracing the vocal duties throughout the track together — WINO‘s unmistakable, gritty, personal style paired with CONNY OCHS‘ dynamic, emotionally charged delivery — while acoustic and electric guitars are seamlessly aligned, a lone kick drum provides a pulse-like rhythm and the big-rock thunder of piano chords soar from amidst the powerful anthem. Calling the track “the centerpiece” of Freedom Conspiracy, The Obelisk praises “Timeless Spirit,” issuing in part, “It is a road-song, and its immediate chorus, definitive piano keystrokes, and dual-vocals make it a more than fitting example of what the two parties bring to the table throughout the album. Time-worn but more embracing a transient life than resigning to it, it prefaces some of side B’s grander moments and lives up to the spirit it describes, vital, and, yes, timeless. Like many of the best moments on the record, it has no reservations about inviting the listener to come along for the ride.”
Take time to crank up WINO and CONNY OCHS’ powerful “Timeless Spirit” at The Obelisk RIGHT HERE.
Classic Rock Magazine is also hosting Freedom Conspiracy‘s “Shards” HERE.
Germany’s Exile On Mainstream Records will release Freedom Conspiracy in North America on March 31st, and Earsplit Distro is proud to be the exclusive stateside distributor of the LP. Imported from Germany, the vinyl version is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl in a reverse board sleeve with thermographic print and an extensive booklet, the CD packaged in a mini-gatefold with booklet and matte laminate varnish. Preorders can be placed in the US right HERE and internationally HERE.
US fans can catch WINO providing direct solo support for Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society on a special twelve-city US tour from April 3rd through 19th, while those in parts of Europe can see CONNY OCHS performing solo live excursions across Europe. Collaborative tour plans in support of Freedom Conspiracy on both continents will be announced throughout the coming months as well.
WINO & CONNY OCHS‘ Freedom Conspiracy is being prepared for release via Exile On Mainstream Records, boasting thirteen anthems of top-tier contemporary Americana, tales of regret, love, loss and redemption come alive through the dynamic dual guitarist and singer/songwriter approach of these two iconic artists. Recorded at Kabumm Studio with producer Thommy Krawallo, as was their Heavy Kingdom LP, the newest collection of ambitious, harrowing and beautiful music created by WINO & CONNY OCHS not only brings forth the same quality of organically conceived folk/rock fans of the previous album should expect, it simply excels in every imaginable aspect. Fusing acoustic and electric guitars and with both artists’ standout vocal styles searing through these thirteen well-crafted brand new hymns, the album delivers forty-five minutes of some of the most refined, dynamic and unforgettable folk/rock music in years.
WINO w/ Black Label Society:
4/03/2015 The Paramout – Huntington, NY
4/04/2015 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NJ
4/06/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
4/08/2015 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/10/2015 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
4/11/2015 Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
4/12/2015 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/14/2015 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
4/16/2015 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO
4/17/2015 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
4/18/2015 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/19/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
CONNY OCHS Tour Dates:
3/27/2015 DistrÃ² – La Spezia IT
3/28/2015 Socio – Massa Carrara IT
4/03/2015 Bardamu / Calderara di Reno – Bologna IT
4/04/2015 La Girada – Udine IT
4/06/2015 Maximum Festival – Zerobranco IT
5/16/2015 Maximum Circus Festival – Berlin DE
5/29/2015 Eulenbruch Festival – Rostock DE