Entries tagged with: Oneirogen
by Doug Moore
Oneirogen at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
We've mentioned the Chaos Bodies series before -- it's a series at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos that spotlight "Out-goth, post-industrial, & post-metal" curated by Charlie Looker (Extra Life) and Andrew Hock (Castevet), both of the newish industrial metal band Psalm Zero, who have an excellent album coming out in March.
The first edition of Chaos Bodies, which featured the great avant-metal troupe Kayo Dot, happened earlier this month. The second edition happens at Trans Pecos on February 28 -- this time around, it'll spotlight one-man doom/drone noisemaker Oneirogen. Black metal-ish prog heavies Epistasis (who share several members with Couch Slut) and New Firmament (an ambient project featuring Nick Podgurski of Feast of the Epiphany/Extra Life) will provide backup. Tickets are $9 at the door.
In related news, Andrew Hock and Josh Strawn (Vaura, Psalm Zero)'s artist-specific Material Source DJ night continues this Friday (1/31) at Sage, this time with Hock playing material from Scott Walker's catalog.
Stream some Oneirogen and Epistasis music below...
Caustic noise-rock crew Child Abuse will headline Saint Vitus on Tuesday (2/12) alongside Radiation Blackbody (ex-Defeatist), Oneirongen (ex-Disembodied) and Procatrocist (featuring Mick Barr, Eston Browne, Joe Merolla, Weasel Walter). Tickets are still available.
Speaking of Oneirogen, the solo noise/ambient artist is releasing his new LP, Kiasma, via Denovali in the US on March 26. Stream songs from that release below and order yours at the label.
Extra Life at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Sarahana)
Experimental Brooklyn trio Extra Life have decided to call it quits after four years of releasing music. They last released Dream Seeds in 2012, their first (and only) record for Northern Spy. But before the band is gone for good, they'll be playing a farewell show in Brooklyn on Sautrday (1/19) at 285 Kent with Tyondai Braxton & Ben Vida, Oneirogen, Sam Mickens, and a DJ set by NMCM (Krallice). For the show, Extra Life will "be joined onstage by former Extra Life members for a few classic EL songs which [they] haven't played in years." Admission is $12 at the door.
Extra Life have also written a farewell letter, and in it they promise new projects from all three members. Nick Podgurski is working with his band Feast of the Epiphany and they just released a 7" this week which you can stream below. Caley Monahon-Ward is working with his band We Can't Enjoy Ourselves who released the album, Make A Mess of Sacred Ground, in December, which you can stream below. They also have a few upcoming NYC shows on February 8 at Knitting Factory with Holopaw and Love As Laughter (tickets), and Union Hall on March 13 with The Better Letters and The Eggs (tickets). And finally, Charlie Looker is working with his band Seaven Teares, who will release their debut album, Power Ballads, on March 19 via Northern Spy. You can stream a track from that album, "Meet Me," below.
Those song streams and Extra Life's full farewell letter below...
Tyondai Braxton at ATP NYC 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Ex-Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton will present his new multimedia project, HIVE, in NYC at the Guggenheim Museum on March 21 as part of the museum's Works & Process series. The project is being co-presented by Wordless Music and will feature musicians Ben Vida, Yuri Yamashita, Jared Soldiviero, and John Ostrowski, and architect/carpenter Uffe Surland Van Tams. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Flyer below.
Tyondai has other upcoming appearances and events in NYC including premiering his new work, Trems, which is being performed by Bang On A Can at Merkin Concert Hall on March 14 for an event that also features music by Dan Deacon, Anna Clyne, Paula Matthusen, Johann Johannsson, and Fay Kueen Wang.
Tyondai and Ben Vida (who also performs at the HIVE show) are teaming up as a duo to perform as an opening act at Extra Life's last show ever which happens on January 19 at 285 Kent with Sam Mickens (who plays Mercury Lounge with Callers tonight [1/7]), Oneirogen, and a DJ set by NMCM (Krallice). Admission is $12 at the door. You can read Extra Life's goodbye message at their website.
All dates are listed below...
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Sutekh Hexen at Saint Vitus, 9/4/2012
Black metal-ambient-noise terrorists Sutekh Hexen completed a round of dates with a show at Hopscotch over the weekend, but hit NYC at Saint Vitus on September 4 as part of a larger East Coast tour. It was here that the trio filled the back room with billowing smoke, droning dread and black metal riffs. Though the show was a small one, the music and atmosphere made the room feel claustrophobic and suffocating.
Supporting Sutekh Hexen was Rust Worship, Oneirogen and Andrew Hock of Castevet. Pictures of all bands and video of Sutekh Hexen, Oneirogen and Andrew Hock are below.
Experimental black metal/noise crew Sutekh Hexen (recently profiled here) are heading out on tour which includes a stop at the Hopscotch festival and will hit NYC at Saint Vitus on September 4 with support form High Aura'd, Oneirogen and Andrew Hock (of Castevet). Tickets are on sale.