tearing the blackbox
TEARING THE BLACKBOX is a collaboration between Canadian musician/producer Kelly Cook (ex-Moev) and Dutch musician/producer Frank Weyzig (Born For Bliss, Vaselyne, ex-Clan of Xymox).
Frank and Kelly first met when Clan of Xymox and Moev were touring the USA during the summer of 1989. Frank and Kelly then became friends but lost contact. Now they have connected again and in the beginning of 2021 they started working on new music.
S ince Kelly is based in Vancouver / Canada and Frank lives in Amsterdam / The Netherlands, they had to bounce their audio files back and forth, over the internet across the ocean. In the beginning it was just something they did for fun but all along the way, these first ideas became complete song structures and subsequently these songs became full grown mixes…
Frank and Kelly already produced enough material for a complete full album, due to be released in 2022. So far they have released two EP singles: ‘Devil World’ and ‘Breathe’.
T his is what Frank Weyzig has to say about this new project:
“Our idea about the meaning of ‘Tearing The Blackbox’, is the overall concept of ‘exposing and revealing the truth’. Within this concept the Blackbox stands for the placeholder of truth. A box, shrouded in mystery. Only by tearing this box apart and breaking it, can we reveal the truth and expose what is real.”
“We live in a time when we can no longer distinguish the truth from a lie on social media and on other different media channels. The internet has become a minefield of disinformation. You have to navigate it carefully. It’s like swimming with sharks.”
“So get ready to tear apart the (music)box that holds the truth and let the music speak for itself.”
TEARING THE BLACKBOX
Frank Weyzig: production | vocals | instruments
Kelly Cook: production | instruments
‘Devil World’ and ‘Breathe’ are the first official single releases from ‘Tearing The BlackBox’. A full album release will follow later this year.
indie | alternative | wave
Vancouver | Amsterdam