Tuesday 24th May 2016
Wrekmeister Harmonies + Buried in Space (DJ)
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £10 + booking fee / £12
Two years after releasing 2014’s autobiographical July, American songstress Marissa Nadler returns to Brighton to perform songs from her seventh full-length album, Strangers, released on Bella Union, 20th May 2016.
For more than 12 years Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. Her talent for powerfully juxtaposing the ominous and the beautiful has been likened to the ethereal Joni Mitchell through to the dream-like sounds of David Lynch.
Recorded in Seattle, Nadler’s latest musical offering sees her partnering once again with July producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Black Mountain). Diving deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape, Strangers includes texturally rich songs updating her signature sound with some of the most prominently featured drumming of her career.
Critical acclaim for July, Marissa Nadler’s previous album:
“A melancholic late-night album, but one that really sounds beautiful.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****
“Atmospheric and engulfing.” Pitchfork – 8.1/10
“Rich and immersive… Music that edges tantalisingly close to greatness” The Wire
Support comes from:
Chicago’s J.R. Robinson perceives life as a long, gradual process of decay. Lightness fades into darkness, while innocence succumbs to the evils of modern society. His music reflects not only this worldview but his emotional response to it. Then It All Came Down, his second long-form composition as Wrekmeister Harmonies, is an exploration of that existential deterioration and an attempt at attaining a deeper understanding of its process. Wrekmeister Harmonies’ pastoral doom has earned praise from Pitchfork, SPIN, Decibel, and Invisible Oranges as a new form of metal composition and performance involving a wide variety of instrumentation.
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Buried in Space
Buried in Space is a (nearly) weekly podcast from a Brighton bedroom. Hopping between genres – exploring the fringes of depressive pop, mutoid dance, ambient, metal, and drone while occasionally throwing in a few bangers.