Archive | September, 2011

Acid Mothers Temple announce brand new album and November tour dates

23 Sep
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.
 ‘The Ripper At The Heaven’s Gates Of Dark
The renowned Japanese Cosmic freak-out heavyweights return with a brand new album on Riot Season and tour this November marking ten years since their mothership first descended on the UK.
Now a steady four piece led by Kawabata Makoto (guitar) and including Tsuyama Atsushi (bass/vocals), Higashi Hiroshi (synthesizer/guitar) and Shimura Koji (drums). The collective recorded the album in the aftermath of the Japan disaster at their mountaintop retreat where the collective still reside.
With the exception of the album’s opener Chinese Flying Saucer and it’s unashamedly obvious musical references to Led Zeppelin II (hello 1969!) the rest of the album locks into a much more laid-back groove than on recent AMT releases. This dynamic shift is best displayed on the 22 minute jam, Shine On You Crazy Dynamite and also the album’s closer Electric Death Mantra. The band opt for less frantic explosions of electric guitar overload and fuzz, replacing those elements with a more epic, blissed-out and at times brooding Japanese psychedelia, with more emphasis on acoustic guitars, sitar, organ, synthesiser and at times, really trippy vocals (most prevalent on Back Door Man Of Ghost Rails Inn), recalling the twisted psychedelics of early Pink Floyd.  Yet still, their sound remains so expansive that it is easy to become totally immersed in this album.
Epic in proportions, cloaked in a cosmic haze and shimmering in a synth utopia. The Ripper At Heaven’s Gates Of Dark maintains AMT’s status as masters of out-of-this-world music and reveals their darker side of the moon.
UPDATED TOUR DATES
4 NOVEMBER – CAMBRIDGE The Portland
5 NOVEMBER – BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
6 NOVEMBER – NOTTINGHAM Bodega
7 NOVEMBER – MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
8 NOVEMBER – HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
9 NOVEMBER – GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
10 NOVEMBER – BELFAST Auntie Annies
11 NOVEMBER – DUBLIN Crawdaddy
12 NOVEMBER – CORK Venue TBA
13 NOVEMBER – CORK Venue TBA
14 NOVEMBER – BRIDGEND Hobos
15 NOVEMBER – BRISTOL Thekla
16 NOVEMBER – OXFORD Jericho
17 NOVEMBER – LONDON Corsica Studios
18 NOVEMBER – BRIGHTON Hectors House

iconAclass proves ever prolific with a brand new video and remix

22 Sep

iconAclass is gearing up to release For The Ones on Deadverse 26 September and has just released a brand new video (which is superbly shot, check it out!)

 

I also strongly recommend you check out the dalek/iconAclass remix of Heaven and Hell on soundcloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel O Sullivan to take part in Laid To Rest | The Final Procession

13 Sep

 

 
 

Laid to Rest: Final Procession takes place at 3pm on Sunday 18 September, with a mythical marching band, dancers and heavy horses.
Come along and join the procession.
Laid to Rest’ has transformed dust collected from houses, businesses and institutions into a time capsule of 500 commemorative bricks. The bricks were put on display as part of our ‘Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life’ exhibition. Each brick contains the specific dust of its contributor and is imprinted with information cataloguing its origins. The stack of bricks grew over the course of the exhibition. The project ends with all the bricks being processed through the streets of London and buried in a hole.
Inspired by the commercialisation of waste in victorian London, from the dust heaps of Gray’s Inn Road to the engineering achievements of Joseph Bazalgette’s sewage system. The dust heap was a monument to the invisible and provided a major source of income. One of the industries to be born out of the heap was London brick-making: ash, cinders and rubbish from the heap were mixed with the mud of nearby fields to produce the humble brick.
Laid to Rest is a project by Serena Korda, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust in association with UP Projects. Laid to Rest is part of the Wellcome Trust’s Dirt Season.
As part of this procession, Daniel O Sullivan (Mothlite, Ulver, Grumbling Fur…) scored a marching band opera for a ritual dance around a pallet of bricks that were forged from people’s donations of dust. Daniel is orchestrating the final procession from the Wellcome Collection on Euston Rd to Brunswick Square Gardens to bury the bricks and perform the music/dance for the last time.
As a publication artist Serena Korda has pressed a deluxe vinyl version of Daniel’s compositions with hot foil sleeve and a 20 page booklet, they’re going to be giving these to people who attend the event. Musically, it’s very close to Miasma but more voice orientated. The band features the Medieval Babes, Alex Ward, Steve Noble and Chloe Hoof. On the record there’s also a piece Daniel wrote for O’Malley and Kristoffer (Ulver). All in all, it’s quite the project!
If you are in London this weekend, be sure to check it out!

Ufomammut and MoRkObOt soon to embark on UK tour

12 Sep

SUNN 0)))’s Autumn tour fast approaching!

5 Sep
SUNN O))) Autumn tour EU 2011

mon 26/09/2011 De Dresden Beatpol
tue 27/09/2011 De Karlsruhe Jubez
Wed 28/09/2011 Ch Fribourg Fri-son
Thu 29/09/2011 It Torino Carceri
Fri 30/09/2011 It Rome Circolo Degli Artisti
Sat 1/10/2011 It Bologna Tpo
Sun 2/10/2011 De Essen Denovali Swingfest