Stephen O'Malley (solo) + ALUK TODOLO UK tour April 2014
Posted: Jan 30, 2014
Pleased to announce the following dates, on tour with comrades ALUK TODOLO
You’re Not Human Booking Presents…
Stephen O'Malley (solo) + Aluk Todolo
UK Tour April 2014
Tuesday 8th - The Arts School, Glasgow
Wednesday 9th - Deaf Institute, Manchester
Thursday 10th - Gateshead Town Hall, Gateshead
Friday 11th - Shoreditch Church, London
Saturday 12th - The Old Coroners Court & Morgue, Bristol
Sunday 13th - Green Door Store, Brighton
"Insofar they may expand on the O))) principles albeit perhaps a more sculptural and angular direction; the extended solid and geometric aspects of the guitar and amplifiers, sound pressure, volume and temporal structure as ambiguous and solitary form."
Stephen O’Malley (b. 1974) was born in New Hampshire, USA and raised in Seattle. He eventually spent a decade in New York and presently is based in Paris. As a composer and musician he has been involved in hundreds of concerts and performances around the world since 1993. O’Malley is a founding member of several groups including Thorr's Hammer (1993), Burning Witch (1995), Sunn O))) (1998), Khanate (2000), KTL (2005), Nazoranai (2011), ÃÃNIPÃÃA (2011) and others. He is a frequent collaborator of many outsider musicians, artists and composers in various formations, in concert and studio settings. Within Gisa Le Vienne plays, he has created the music for Kindertotenlieder (2006), This is How You Will Disappear (2010) and LAST SPRING: A Prequel (2011) and The Pyre (2013) in collaboration with Peter Rehberg (with whom he founded the band KTL) and also for Eternelle Idole (2009). O’Malley has also worked together with film makers and visual artists in gallery installation work, notably with the American sculptor, Banks Violette on several pieces between 2005-2008.
Audio: Solo concert @ Dread Exhibition opening in Haarlem, Netherlands: https://soundcloud.com/stephen-omalley/live-at-dread-exhibition
ALUK TODOLO (FR) is an instrumental power trio performing Occult Rock since 2004. Their music is a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance. Part occult black metal fiend and part snide kraut menace, the band conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings.
ALUK TODOLO reduces psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, in which dry, spare percussion grievously mines the scrapes, shrieks and shimmer of mutated guitar and bass. The band’s sound is monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming: a dangerous, noxious coil of all things black.
The name ALUK TODOLO was brought back from a mountainous region of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, it’s an ancient religion with animist beliefs meaning «the Way of the Ancestors».
More information about their work is available at: http://www.amortout.com/aluktodolo
For more information on this tour, please contact Sofi - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts School, Glasgow http://www.theartschool.co.uk/
Deaf Institute, Manchester http://www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk/
Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead http://sagegateshead.com/event/stephen-omalley-and-aluk-todolo/
Green Door Store, Brighton http://www.resident-music.com/tickets http://www.gigantic.com/