Plane Groovy to releases debut album No Ordinary​ World by Chasing The Monsoon

London UK – Chasing The Monsoon’s eagerly anticipated debut album ‘No Ordinary World’ will be released on Sept 20th from Immrama Records, Plane Groovy and Gonzo Media. Ian Jones, a founder member of critically acclaimed symphonic/progressive rock band Karnataka, and Steve Evans, multi-million selling songwriter and producer join forces with vocalist Lisa Fury, guitarist Ian Simmons and special guests including world-renowned Uilleann pipe player Troy Donockley (Nightwish) to create a powerful, dynamic and evocative sound fusing lush cinematic soundscapes with progressive, Celtic and world music influences, all bound in a state-of-the-art production.  

This is expansive, cinematic music painted on a very broad canvas but with intimate story telling at its heart, taking the listener on an emotional journey through the rose-tinted memories of our childhood summers to the devastating threat of a nuclear winter but with an overarching theme of hope over adversity. 

“Creatively, we were inspired by the beauty of our unique and beautiful yet fragile planet, juxtaposed against the increasingly loud alarm bells that warn of humankind’s impact on its future,“ says Ian & Steve. “Ultimately, this is an album that shines a positive light on an uncertain world.” 

Recorded in Swansea and London, No Ordinary World is released in Sep 2019 on deluxe audiophile heavyweight vinyl as a double album edition of just 300 copies in a gatefold cover and is available to pre-order from  

In closing Ian & Steve had this to impart, “We hope you enjoy listening to our debut album as much as we enjoyed making it. This has been a labor of love for the band and we’re very proud of our new creation. Over to you!” 

Chasing The Monsoon
Circles Of Stone
Dancing In The Afterglow
Into The Light
Innocent Child
December Sky
Love Will Find You
No Ordinary World  

 Chasing The Monsoon has made the album available in a number of formats:

Double vinyl in gatefold sleeve pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl. Includes free album MP3 download.

CD Deluxe Digipak with a beautiful 24 page booklet and lyrics.

Limited Edition USB stick in a presentaion box featurng the album logo. The USB stick contains the album in 24bit Wav from the orginal 24bit masters, the whole album in lossless FLAC and also the complete album as a single WAV file so you can hear the album as it was intended to be heard.

Download: Wav 24 bit identical to the original 24bit masters including an ‘album experience’ single file of the whole album. Enjoy the album in the highest audio quality.

Download: FLAC lossless including an ‘album experience’ single file of the whole album.

Download: MP3 High bitrate MP3 files including an ‘album experience’ single file of the whole album.

We all love the convenience of downloads but we felt the album should also be enjoyed as a whole, so we’ve included a single file of the whole album, as well as the individual tracks, in each download package. 

We also have a new high quality Chasing The Monsoon t-shirt and fleece available from the online shop:


Everyone ordering the No Ordinary World vinyl from Burning Shed will have the opportunity to win a very limited edition vinyl Test Pressing. Only 11 of these were made and we’re offering one as a prize. We’ll be drawing names from a hat on Sept 20th and the winner will receive the test pressing and have their money refunded from their original purchase.

New Website

To celebrate the release of the new album we’ve also launched a brand new website @

From dark, twisted symphonies to sweet lullabies comes ILLUMINAE

The collective writing talents of Ian Jones (Karnataka, Chasing The Monsoon) and Agnieszka Swita (solo, Caamora) combined in a powerful new musical collaboration – ILLUMINAE.

Ian and Agnieszka are excited to announce their new project/collaboration – ILLUMINAE. The launch follows several months writing and working on pre-production for their forthcoming debut album ‘Dark Horizons’ – due for release in 2018.

Ian and Agnieszka will be starting full production soon. We’ll be bringing you regular updates on the debut album currently in production, releases and more.

Ian and Agnieszka are excited to announce that guitar icon, solo artist and Genesis star Steve Hackett will be a special guest guitarist on the debut Illuminae album.
Steve’s beautiful playing will bring a touch of magic to the album which is released early next year. Steve Hackett’s music has been a huge inspiration to both Ian and Agnieszka over the years; they feel honoured that Steve is contributing to the album.

Ian and Agnieszka are also really excited to announce their second special guest on the debut ILLUMINAE album is guitarist Luke Machin. Luke’s stunning playing recently elevated him into the Prog Magazine Best Guitarist poll top ten alongside guitar legends Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery and Guthrie Govan.

Thanks from ILLUMINAE

Official Website

Karnataka Bassist Ian Jones Launches New Website

Very pleased to be launching my new website The new site will be a focal point for my work with Karnataka, Chasing The Monsoon and any future projects. I’ll be bringing you news and more content in the coming weeks. Take a look around and feel free to sign up to the mailing list.
Thanks ))