The debut album features members of The Cure, The Mission, Cheap Trick, Ministry, The Offspring, Ice T and more. A highlight is a special release ‘Man of Faith’ featuring Wayne Hussey (The Mission) and Simon Gallup (The Cure). Born of frustration and creativity, this is an audio assemblage curated by LA-based guitarist Michael Ciravolo and produced by Michael Rozon at Ciravolo’s SAINTinLA Studio. “I look at this as an evolving entity that I am the ‘curator’. For this album, ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’, I am the only guitarist and no keyboards are used, but you will hear loads of textures created from guitars and effect pedals. This is a convergence of textures and styles that I envisioned blossoming,” says Michael Ciravolo. “When I joined The Cure back when things were black and white I made a secret vow to myself that I wouldn’t just haw myself out… I believed that when you are in a band you stick by that band, and don’t become just a journeyman Muso to further your own ego … I seriously hated all those tits from the 80,s and 90,s who used to pat each other on the back and “hang out”. To me, commitment to one band was a signal fire that you meant it but then you mellow!’ Statement from Simon Gallup (The Cure).
“The reason why this musical vehicle we have created is called BEAUTY IN CHAOS is simplistic; yet not so. The vision of a beautiful flower growing in the middle of an abandoned burnt-out building replays over and over in my head when I look to describe the why. Assembling, or in some cases, disassembling beautiful soundscapes, melodies and chords, while injecting harsh bursts of sonics… or visa versa. Light in the dark, dark in the light is the contrast that helps in realizing the goal of creating something musical that is also very visual and cinematic.”
“I sat down with the intention of writing something that encompasses all the elements of what I dreamed this record could be… a mixture of beautiful textures with an interjection of a bit of chaos and brashness. I loved the music on this track when I sent it to Ashton Nyte… but his lyrics, his voice and his melodies tied all these elements together. More importantly, collaborating with Ashton gave me the confidence that I could make this record happen. I think this song STORM is the obvious choice for the debut single and video, and since I am the ‘curator’ of BEAUTY IN CHAOS; the only choice!” Ashton corroborates “Musically and lyrically ‘Storm’ feels at home somewhere between my last solo album and The Awakening album I’m currently completing, so the artistic synergy was perfect. It was frankly amazing to receive a song that felt like it was made for my voice and instantly inspired lyrics and vocal melodies we are both proud of. Michael has a wonderful sense of mood and melody and his songs are a lush landscape for me to add what I do best, in a very fluid, natural way. ‘Storm’ is a song about seeking a light in the proverbial dark, destructive and tediously distracting world we find ourselves in. The storm can wait, wait outside for another sacrifice.”
FOR FANS OF: The Mission, The Cure, Ministry, Sisters of Mercy, The Awakening, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails, Human Drama and Gene Loves Jezebel.