James Apollo’s forthcoming album Angelorum has seen a rocky road to release: the album’s original recordings were lost in a fire at the home of producer Mark Stockert, known as Underwood Studios, in Minneapolis. Resiliently, Apollo joined Stockert and bandmates Noah Strom, Matt Palin and Ben Nordeen back in the studio to try again, this time at Flora Recorders in Portland, Oregon.
“I surrounded the band with Martin Denny and Les Baxter records,” Apollo said of the recording process. “It was all so far out that I knew we’d get something interesting just by picking it apart.”
Finally ready for release, Angelorum is due out on June 3. Listen to Angelorum in the player above.