Theatrical, kooky, insane, calculating, genius… These are just a few words that can be used to describe Devin Townsend, someone who I consider to be one of the hardest working musicians in the industry these days. When he is not constantly releasing albums, he is producing or guesting on albums, some of which might make a person raise their eyebrows. And now the man is gearing up to release Retinal Circus, the live London performance from fall 2012.
With over three hours of performance, the concert spanned the history of Townsend’s career and included a full choir, theatrical cast, special guests, and visual/aural enhancements that were unlike anything Townsend had done before.
The first clip from the concert, a video “Grace”, can be seen below. Frequent Townsend collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) has a front and center appearance. Check it out below!
Townsend comments, “So closing in on 8 months of work, we’re almost finished with the ‘Retinal Circus’! It’s been a huge amount of work for everyone, from the show, down to DVD & Blu-ray authoring, artwork, logistics…(not to mention the show itself!) but we’re almost there, and when watched in its entirety, it’s really a heck of an experience!
To tie you over until it’s out, here’s a clip of the song ‘Grace’…It’s out of context obviously, but hopefully gives you a vague idea of what’s about to come out.
It’s been a ton of work for everybody and we’re really quite proud of it…When the final products have been produced, we’ll let you know!
Retinal Circus editions (pre-orders will become available here:
–standard 2-disc DVD
–standard 1-disc Blu-Ray
–standard 2-CD audio
–special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set
–diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (full details of its contents to be revealed soon)