YES! LOUD AND ON TUESDAY!!!
KTL (Stephen O'Malley & PITA)
Tuesday 29 May
The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, NW6 7JR
8pm | £9 | www.wegottickets.com
It seems we can't escape the influence of a certain Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), Khanate) at the moment. Not content with giving the world countless albums of horrifically enjoyable doom drone, he has now decided to team up with one of the world's most influential purveyors of extreme computer music, Editions Mego boss Peter Rehberg aka PITA. KTL is the moniker under which the duo have recorded an eponymous debut (released through Mego on CD and Aurora Borealis on plush LP) - an abbreviation of Kindertotenlieder, a theatrical collaboration between French performance artist Gisele Vienne and American novelist Dennis Cooperset to debut in March. O'Malley and Rehberg were asked to score the piece, whose title - which translates as "Songs on the Death of Children" - has a long artistic history, first emerging as a 425-poem opus written by German poet Freidrich Rückert in 1834 after two of his children died within a few weeks. The result is a marathon of barren ambience, almagating O'Malley's quaking low end and elongated sub-metal riffs with Rehberg's icey digitised soundscapes.
www.editionsmego.com | www.aurora-b.com
Blood Stereo is the duo of Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance. Both hailing from Blackburn, West Lothian, a shitsville village in Scotland's central belt, these tubes relocated and married in Brighton, England. Lungs full of sea air and bellys full of wine fuel much of the scab sounds of Blood Stereo. Outside of this unholy union Karen performs solo as Smack Music 7, as well as leading an ever changing all female outsider noise group, The Polly Shang Kuan Band. Dylan also records solo (under the imaginative umbrella of Dylan Nyoukis) and previously performed in Decaer Pinga (the artists formerly known as Prick decay) with his sister Dora Doll.
www.myspace.com/bloodstereo | www.chocolatemonk.co.uk
SHIFT had a quiet and humble beginning in Sweden in 1997. Now based in the south coast area of England SHIFT has had several releases on labels such as Hospital Productions and Freak Animal with a first full length CD on his own label Unrest Productions earlier this year. Aptly named 'Unable to Abide the Silence of the World' it offers a slow, drone infested and crushingly bass heavy take on the power electronics genre. Carefully avoiding the use of playback and laptops SHIFT operates all equipment (analogue synths, effects pedals, contact mics, sheet metal, samplers etc) and vocals resulting in an intense and disciplined live set of murky subsonic gloom, executed in real time. For this date additional bass player Dan Bengtsson (of Deranged and Crowpath fame) has been invited to lend his support.
Blue Shift is Cybele Collins. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, she brings a maelstrom of sounds like a racing, whinnying, fire blowing, shrieking, iron dragon in a deep sickness, all born out of tons of loops of violin.