WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ABOUT VOICES FROM THE FUSELAGE
“Floaty melodies and celestial guitars” Prog Magazine
“The O’Hara soul is bared with a powerful and passionate presence” Powerplay Magazine 9/10
“What is most striking about Voices From The Fuselage is the degree of emotion their songs convey.” Ghost Cult Magazine
Voices From The Fuselage – ‘Domus’ Orchestral Arrangement
It’s been some time since the 2018 release of ‘Odyssey: The Founder of Dreams’- the second studio album from the UK-based alternative/progressive rock outfit VOICES FROM THE FUSELAGE. Even so, Ashe O’Hara and the band have returned with a gorgeously re-imagined, orchestral variant of album track ‘Domus’.
Arranged and mixed by Voices From The Fuselage drummer Scott Lockhart during the UK’s lockdown period, the idea for the rearrangement of ‘Domus’ came out of “the need to make a difference to the current state of systemic oppression around the world that has really been highlighted by the current events in the US”. The accompanying listening video for ‘Domus’ premiered on Prog Magazine’s website on the eve of the track’s release.
In the wake of recent events, the world has united in a show of strength and solidarity towards communities faced with discrimination. This of course has included many bands and artists of the music industry, who have stepped forward to release music in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. With the re-imagined ‘Domus’, Voices From The Fuselage join the ever-growing choir of voices speaking out against racism and discrimination.
“George Floyd was one of many who face horrific racism at the hands of those trusted to protect”, comments Lockhart. “It’s not enough anymore to sit back and say “I’m not racist”, we all need to be actively “Anti-racist” and call out intolerance where ever we see it.”
The drummer goes on to explain the personal attachments he holds with ‘Domus’, thereby cementing it as the obvious choice to bring forward into a new light.
“It was one of the first songs I had written back in 2012,” states Lockhart, “but it went through many iterations before making it on to our second album Odyssey: The Founder Of Dreams. Because of this, it felt like the right choice for me to see where I could take the song nearly 8 years on from its inception. I’ve always been a huge fan of film scores and big orchestral arrangements which I think is highlighted throughout our music. Domus really lends itself to this style with big choruses and atmospheric verses.”
Voices From The Fuselage have confirmed that all the proceeds from the track will be donated to charities both in the UK and the US dedicated to ending police brutality and discrimination. One such charity, Campaign Zero, is focused on informing policy change to policing practices to end police brutality through in depth data analysis. Stop Hate UK, on the other hand, focuses on supporting people affected by hate crimes all across the UK.
The orchestral arrangement of ‘Domus’ is available to stream and download via this link. ‘Odyssey: The Founder of Dreams’ is available to stream and purchase now via the White Star Records online store. For more on White Star Records and their artists, visit their website.
VOICES FROM THE FUSELAGE IS
Vocals – Ashe O’Hara
Guitar – Mitch Ramsay
Guitar – Josh Galloway
Drums – Scott Lockhart
Bass performed by Josh Truscott