According to the Faith No More Blog, FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould and conceptual sound artist Jared Blum will take their highly acclaimed aural masterpiece "The Talking Book" back to Chile this coming summer to play two shows on July 26 and July 27 in Santiago and Valparaiso, respectively. It marks the return to Chile for "The Talking Book" after a highly successful stint of shows there in the fall of last year.
This year's shows will have added interest in them in the form of the former FAITH NO MORE frontman Chuck Mosley, who will play on the same bill.
"When I was first approached with this concept, it struck me as a bit odd, especially as 'Talking Book' sounds nothing like Chuck's band, but that's one of the things that I like about it," Gould said. "It will definitely be an interesting couple of shows".
He added: "It will be good to be playing and hanging out with Chuck — I haven't done that in years — and it should be a hoot for the Chilenos too."
According to Bill, there will be more South America dates to come, "Right now we're in the process of putting together a few more 'Talking Book' shows, specifically in Brazil and Argentina, though nothing's confirmed yet," he said. "We expect to have news very soon."
Reclaimed from a graveyard of vinyl, "The Talking Book" is described as "a collection of oxidized aural snapshots buried between the gloom and the gorgeous." It is "a record of visuals — the chapters written are aural descriptors of a people and place left behind; beautiful living memories and yet, due to time, corrupted like a faded photo, scenic beauty in a state of decomposition. The exploration of both structured arrangements and non-harmonic sound results in a music both informed and diverse. Deep and sullen piano notes tinkle while warbled guitar tapes appear in the cracks. Lush drones collect and fold onto each other into a haze of harmony as deep bass pulses drive through the heart of it all. Melodies and blissful awakenings appear in the form of acoustic guitar, organ and voice."
Mosley's first solo album, "Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food", was released in 2009 via the Cleveland-based label Reversed Image Unlimited.
Pictured below: "The Talking Book"
Pictured below: Chuck Mosley