05.12.16Video for 'Scarlets of the Sand' Featured by Noisey/VICE News
On May 12, 2016 Noisey/VICE premiered Rasplyn's music video for her track 'Scarlets of the Sand' along with an interview conducted by Dianca London Potts.
Directed by Kate Soczka and filmed at The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, 'Scarlets of the Sand' was created with special access to some of Chicago's most treasured ancient relics from Egypt, Persia and Mesopotamia.
‘Scarlets of the Sand’ was written for indie label Venus Aeon’s 5-part compilation series based on the Elements, Volume 1 being the element Earth (out 12/22/15). Rasplyn used the desert and the mysterious devouring energy of sand as her inspiration to dig deep and unearth the stories secretly held by her soul; bringing to light scars from her past that have been hidden from her memory.
12.22.15New Rasplyn Track on Venus Aeon's 'Elements' Compilation - Vol.1 - EARTH
Rasplyn\'s new track, Scarlets of the Sand, is now available on Venus Aeon\'s \"Elements\" compilation series Vol. 1 - EARTH alongside other dark and mystically inspired artists as The Devil & The Universe, JOHN 3:16, Twilight Transmissions and Cur of the Sun.
11.16.14Rasplyn's Debut Album Release Nov 30th, 2014!
BIG NEWS!!!! My debut album, 'Scenes Through the Magic Eye' is finally here!!! It is available now via Mythical Records band camp page, iTunes, Amazon, and for streaming on Spotify.
Rasplyn is the solo project of Carolyn O’Neill who uses her experience with classical composition, and as a Clairvoyant Reader and Energy Healer, to create mystical and visual landscapes with her music. Her style is dark, but beautifully filled with textured layers influenced by world culture and nature’s mysterious forces. Her compositions bear moments of writhing intensity and flowing release bathed in haunting vocals. Rasplyn’s debut album, ‘Scenes Through the Magic Eye’, explores the realms of her eternal being, looking deeply at the journey her lives have taken throughout history, her spirit evolving each step of the way.
09.27.14Rasplyn Wins Award for Best Musical Score at Chicago's 48 Hour Film Project
Rasplyn won the award for Best Original Score at this year’s Chicago 48 Hour Film Project for her music in R Underground’s entry ‘FACES’. Check out the video and you can find her track ‘Circle Round’ here!
09.06.14Rasplyn on Mythical Records 'Odyssey of Rapture' Compilation Vol.2
Mythical Records' upcoming compilation "Odyssey of Rapture Vol 2" is filled with dark, experimental classical music by artists including Rasplyn, Symfony Metaluxe, Lauren Krothe, Phanatos, Ephemeral Mists, Abandoned Toys, The Synthetic Dream Foundation, Harnes Kretzer, Peter Levics, David Emanuél Brunzél, Natasha Nightingale!!!!!! Official release date is 9/25/14.
07.06.14Lykanthea's 'Migration' EP drops July 29th!
Rasplyn is incredibly excited to be a featured artist on Lykanthea’s upcoming EP, ‘Migration’ set to drop on July 29th. The mega-deep tracks of ‘Migration’ were written and recorded on Delos, Greece and Chicago, IL, the EP is the first in a series of releases loosely inspired by the 4,000-year-old Sumerian myth of the goddess Innana and her journey to and from the underworld. To learn more about the lovely Lykanthea and where you can get this EP follow her here! https://www.facebook.com/lykanthea
03.27.14Rasplyn on WLUW 88.7FM 6:30CST March 17th, 2014
On March 27th at 6:30PM CST I will be featured along with Laughing Eye Weeping Eye on 88.7 FM for Radio One Chicago thanks to the lovely, Lykanthea and her show Kinetic Shapes. We will be discussing local music and all things mystical. Tune in!
09.15.13Rasplyn's 'Priestess of the Goddess' single now available!
My 2 track 'Priestess of the Goddess' single by Rasplyn is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Beatport and Juno! Mystical, dark and dreamy! Includes a new collaboration with JOHN 3:16. Check it out!
07.25.13Rasplyn to Release Priestess of the Goddess Single via Alrealon Musique
Rasplyn will be releasing her first digital single for her track Priestess of the Goddess via Alrealon Musique on September 2nd, 2013. This single will also include a new track and collaboration between she and JOHN 3:16 titled Yetzer Ra/Derech Hashem. Her full length album will be available via Alrealon Musique later in 2013.
04.06.13Rasplyn featured musical artist on The Night Show with Sissy Pesticide & Ladyaslan
Saturday, April 6, 2013
11:00pm until 1:00am in EDT
Worldwide Online Radio Broadcast tune in at www.SissyP.com
The Night Show! Paranormal Talk w/ Featured Music by Rasplyn/Carolyn O'Neill
A free form, unscripted Paranormal & Entertainment Online Variety Talk Radio Show. We explore a range of topics including the strange, creepy, twisted and bizarre. From Strange Science, Interesting phenomena, Cool Music & Film and of course the Paranormal.
It's kinda like Coast to Coast AM, but with great music, cool cats, really hot girls and a passive-aggressive, mute rabbit!
Tonight in Tara Street's Paranormal Report: The Haunting of Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach, VA
Tonight Ladyaslan brings us, in her featured music segment:
04.04.13Resolution Blog Features Carolyn O'Neill - Part I
I wrote a blog about all of my musical projects for Resolution Digital Studios. Here is Part I.
04.04.13Resolution Blog features Carolyn O'Neill - Part II
I wrote a blog about all of my musical projects for Resolution Digital Studios. Here is Part II.
01.21.13Alrealon Musique to release Rasplyn/Carolyn O'Neill album in 2013
This year, Alrealon Musique will be releasing material by artists Philippe Petit, Pas Musique, FluiD, Black Saturn, ARU, Jazzfakers, Kine (PAS/Dao Anh Khanh/$50 Dollar Trumpet), The Murmurists, The Use, Big Brother on Acid, [ówt krì] and Carolyn O'Neill/Rasplyn.
More info soon...
10.07.12John 3:16 Visions of the Hereafter - Visions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory album release - October 22, 2012
Philippe Gerber/JOHN 3:16 has played more than 500 shows in the UK and Europe with the London based band Heat From a DeadStar (2004 to 2009). HFADS was the first non-US act to sign a record deal with the Boston-based label Ace of Hearts Records (owned by Rick Harte, producer of Mission of Burma, Lyres, The Infliktors, etc). The trio released its first album ‘Seven Rays of The Sun’ in 2008. This album has been described as “abrasive, catchy, post-Wire post-punk" and “a Burma-esque adrenalin rush of banging drums, rumble bass and slashing guitars" (Big Take Over Magazine, USA).
JOHN 3:16 was started in 2007, as a studio-only project but after HFADS disbanded in 2010, JOHN 3:16 became the official live act of Philippe Gerber. The 5-track EP ‘Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’ (2011) was critically acclaimed and presented the JOHN 3:16’s newly musical direction “synthesizing many different styles and genres such as those designed as psychedelic-electronic analog circuit no-wave, industrial, ambient, shoegaze, pop, trip-hop..." (Terapija Webzine, Croatia).
‘Visions of the Hereafter - Visions of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory’ is the first full length album of JOHN 3:16 and is to be released via Alrealon Musique on October 22, 2012. The nine tracks were recorded at the Alrealon Studio/Laboratory(76). Carolyn O’Neill (Director of the Logan Square New Music Ensemble) co-wrote the track ‘Abyss of Hell/Clouds of Fire’ and William Schaff (Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You! Black Emperor...) designed the original artwork.
Formats: Limited Edition Digipack CD and Digital
All tracks written by JOHN 3:16/Philippe Gerber, except 'Abyss of Hell / Clouds of Fire' written by JOHN 3:16/Philippe Gerber and Rasplyn/Carolyn O'Neill.
Artwork by William Schaff