“Musically and lyrically, this song encompasses what Beauty In Chaos is to me. Sonic textures with elements of chaos, wrapped in layers of beauty,” says BIC curatorMichael Ciravolo.
Vicente Cordero’s Industrialism Filmswas enlisted to bring this dystopian video concept to life. Ciravolo explains, “What drew me to Elena, besides her incredible voice, was that her lyrics are deep, intelligent and interpretive. It was her stage persona and a couple of interviews I had seen of her that sparked the ‘1984-big brother / V is for Vendetta’ concept. Vicente’s team did a great job of pulling these elements together … marrying Elena’s footage (filmed in Italy by famed photographerFrancesco Licata) with our sets”.
Elena Alice Fossiis perhaps best known as frontwoman ofKirlian Camera, as well as her electronic pop projectSPECTRA*paris. A singer, composer and producer, she is lauded for being at the forefront of European alternative music, her range of musical output spanning electro, darkwave, future pop, alternative rock and synthpop.
“No, it's not a love relationship that ended badly, as it might seem on the surface. This story's plot is instead enclosed in the domination and deception that, perpetrated over time, have generated a zombified society, where the living dead obey an authority which in turn is the servant of stronger occult powers. And it's these powers that pull the strings of a comedy in which consumerism, betrayal and manipulation are the masters," saysElena Alice Fossi.
"The tyranny is well hidden and the slave doesn't know he is, because he finds himself in a maelstrom of materialism and "online drugs" that make him unaware and helpless. But things are about to be turned around and this flawed system will be cornered. Satan's mighty valet has pulled the rope to such an extent that it finally breaks and the lies that have long been embellished now reveal their true face. The hour of the rescue is going to come because not a few are awakening from the long torpor”
Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitaristMichael Ciravolo. The LA-based New Orleans native is also President ofSchecter Guitar Research. Until launching BIC, Ciravolo was guitarist inHuman Dramafor 30 years and had also played live and recorded withMichael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebelsince 1998.
In 2020, Beauty In Chaos released‘The Storm Before The Calm’ and the remix-based‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’albums to critical acclaim. Recorded at Ciravolo'sSAINTinLA Studio, this LP was produced by Grammy nomineeMichael Rozon, known for his work withMinistry.
Since its inception, Beauty In Chaos has involved many music luminaries, including members ofThe Mission, The Cure, Ministry, Cheap Trick, The Offspring, Gene Loves Jezebel, Marilyn Manson, Human Drama, Bauhaus, Nine Inch Nails, Van Halen, A Flock of Seagulls, as well as dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T, producer Tim Palmer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Evi Vine and Rolan Bolan.
"Stunning musical and, in particular, six-string intricacy... layers of lush, ringing, occasionally grimy and often heavily effected guitars" –Guitar World
"Guitarist Michael Ciravolo assembled an all-star cast for his moody hard-hitting album... Intense"–Rolling Stone
"Hauntingly heavy and beautiful"–LA Weekly
"A rich sonic palette of unabashed gothic rock and post-punk romanticism, that reverberates through the varied inputs of a melange of musicians who are masters of their craft"–Post-Punk.com
Beauty In Chaos
The Kiss of The World ft. Elena Alice Fossi
33.3 Music Collective
2 December 2021
STUDIO CREDITS Elena Alice Fossi: voice and words Michael Ciravolo: guitars, textures, bass-VI Michael Rozon: bass, synth Dirk Doucette: live drums Written by Elena Alice Fossi, Michael Rozon, Michael Ciravolo recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Rozon additional recording by Elena Alice Fossi Single cover design by GABB
VIDEO CREDITS Elena Alice Fossi: vocals Michael Ciravolo: guitar Tish Ciravolo: bass Dirk Doucette: drums Skum Love: bicycle anarchist filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero/ Industrialism Films edited by Ryan Conlon video concept by Michael Ciravolo Elena Alice Fossi footage by Francesco Licata