Readying once again for an international jaunt, the Cambodian Space Project will play one final gig at The FCC Phnom Penh on September 7 before rocketing south for an extended road trip of parts down under.
The band recently spent five weeks in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, recording new tracks with vaunted Motown musician and producer Dennis Coffey as well as veteran Detroit rocker Jim Diamond. The new cuts will appear on the band’s next album, currently titled Elephant Coffey. CSP will unveil several of the new tracks Saturday night.
Working with Diamond was terrific, said CSP guitar man Julien Poulson, and the group recorded “some really great, primitive sounding stuff.”
The sessions went so well that CSP is trying to engage the Detroit sax-man on a longer-term basis.
“Jim is great,” Poulson said. “He even joined us on bass for our NYC shows and we’re trying to lure him out to Cambodia.”
After the FCC date, Poulson and his project will fly to Australia, where the band is scheduled to play The Concert for Cambodia at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney at the end of September. From there it’s over to Indonesia for the Ubud Writers Festival in October, and then further south for a multi-date tour in Tasmania, including a show in, what else, an abandoned space station.
The Cambodian Space Project, Saturday Sept 7, 9 p.m.