Ideologic

Ideologic

Stephen O’Malley

DARKNESS ENSHROUD demo tape, courtesy of Oliver Mitchell

Posted: Mar 27, 2014

DARKNESS ENSHROUD demo tape, courtesy of Oliver Mitchell

Thanks to all of the nice people in Montreal who organized my concert and hosted my stay, was a pleasure. Cheers to John in Brooklyn for the concert last night, great to see everyone! Next stop: TENNESSEE

SOMA 2014 week 12 playlist

Posted: Mar 20, 2014

SOMA 2014 week 12 playlist
SOMA 2014 week 12 playlist
SOMA 2014 week 12 playlist
SOMA 2014 week 12 playlist

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler «…Im Klang…» CD (1998, hat hut)****(on repeat)!!!
Takehisa Kosugi «Catch-Wave» LP (1975, CBS)
Ø «Konstellaatio» 2LP (2014, Sähkö)
Wolfgang Rihm «Gejagte Form» CD (1999, Kairos)
François-Bernard Mâche «Ensemble Accroche Note» CD (2007, MFA)
François-Bernard Mâche «L’announce Faite a Marie» CD (1991, Jade)
Helmut Lachenmann «Mouvement» CD (2001, Kairos)
Bruno Maderna «Musica Elettronica» CD (1994, Stradivarius)
«Brötzmann: du gehört die Welt mal mit» ein film von Uli M Schueppel ...

A triangular book about alchemy

Posted: Mar 20, 2014

A triangular book about alchemy
A triangular book about alchemy
A triangular book about alchemy
A triangular book about alchemy

From John Coulthart's excellent { feuilleton } blog :

Triangular buildings aren’t so very unusual, triangular books, on the other hand, are less common. This example is from the Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts at the Internet Archive, not only a triangular book but one where most of the pages are written in a symbolic alphabet. A reviewer supplies the following details (which may not be accurate so the usual caveats apply):

“No. Soixante & Seize” de la collection maconniq...

New member of the arsenal EGC DS "Ghost"

Posted: Mar 19, 2014

New member of the arsenal EGC DS "Ghost"
New member of the arsenal EGC DS "Ghost"

Kevin Burkett of the great ELECTRICAL GUITAR COMPANY recently built this beautiful instrument for me. I highly recommend these guitars (this is my third), the engineering is top, beautiful sound and resonance, they are beautiful machines, ECG are custom built on demand and are incredible value for the money. 

EGS DS #1016 "Ghost" 
Hybrid aluminum-necked acrylic-body
Reverse wound/reverse polarity EGC single coil pickups
Flatwound guitar strings to the following intonation
A .74
E .56
A .46
D .36
F (un...

"night time, my time" by Gaspar Noë

Posted: Mar 17, 2014

"night time, my time" by Gaspar Noë

"There is no line between art and pornography. You can make art of anything. You can make an experimental movie with that candle or with this tape recorder. You can make a piece of art with a cat drinking milk. You can make a piece of art with people having sex. There is no line. Anything that is shot or reproduced in an unusual way is considered artistic or experimental."

"[on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)] 2001 is the film I've seen more than any other in my life. My life altered when I disco...

SUNN O))) & ULVER "Terrestrials" press review excerpts

Posted: Mar 17, 2014

SUNN O))) & ULVER "Terrestrials" press review excerpts

"It floats on through Philip Glass-esque madrigals, squalls of feedback and unearthly cabaret piano-tinkling before preparing for anding with a mournful, synth-led denouement. It's long, languorous and wonderful in its invention, with Ulver lending emotional heft to Sunn O)))'s wall of tone." 
THE GUARDIAN
 – 4/5 (30 January) 

"Gestating slowly, like worlds formed by the cooling of the cosmos, the three long pieces that make up Terrestrials draw heavily on the expansive intergalactic exploration...

Montreal, Brooklyn, Knoxville, Detroit ROCK concerts next week

Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Montreal, Brooklyn, Knoxville, Detroit ROCK concerts next week

Hello friends

Pleased to be back in the states next week (and Montreal) for a string of concerts, solo and with NAZORANAI (Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi and myself)... along with a special duo perforlance with Oren at Big Ears... here are the dates, please come out!

Should be playing Electrical Guitar, Hiwatt, Ampeg and Orange units...

[LIVE]

24/03/2014 — Stephen O'Malley (solo) @ Casa Del Popolo / La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC, Canada
26/03/2014 — Stephen O'Malley (solo) @ Baby's All Right , Brooklyn,...

SUNN O))) OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY 2014 BY JOSEPH STANNARD

Posted: Mar 13, 2014

UNABRIDGED:

For sixteen years, Sunn O))) have been challenging the way we think about music. In that relatively brief time, core members Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson have forged connections between the worlds of Metal, Drone, Contemporary Composition, Jazz and Minimalism with startling results while remaining true to the eternal principles of volume, density and weight.

The release of The Grimmrobe Demos (1999) sent tremors throughout the underground with its bold realisation of hitherto ...