Coming to Portland

Source: Creative Music Guild.

OUTSET SERIES
Inne Eyserman and Liew Niyomkarn
April 17th, 2019 — 8-10pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth, PDX

OUTSET SERIES
Neil Welch (SEA) and Local Ad hoc improv
May 1, 2019 — 8-10pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth

OUTSET SERIES
A/V Foundry (live film score)
May 15th, 2019 — 8-10pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth

Neraterræ Interview

Source: This Is Darkness.

Alessio Antoni introduced himself to me several years ago, when he released The Nhart Demo(n)s, as Nhart. Since then the project has morphed into NERATERRÆ. As NERATERRÆ, Antoni has quickly taken the dark ambient community by surprise with this incredible debut, The Substance of Perception. For this debut he has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the dark ambient scene: Northaunt, Phurpa, New Risen Throne, Treha Sektori, Taphephobia, Infinexhuma, Xerxes the Dark, Ugasanie and Flowers For Bodysnatchers (in order of appearance on the album). Such a surprising debut in the dark ambient scene warranted a closer look at the person behind the project. I hope this (relatively short) interview will help readers to know a bit more about Antoni and his new album, which is set for release on 26 April 2019 through Cyclic Law.

Cyclic Law New Releases

Source: Cyclic Law.

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN & NORDVARGR “Konung Krönt i Blod / Salve Teragmon” 7” ep (124th Cycle)

After collaborating on each others previous albums and also working together as Det Kätterska Förbund the idea of messing with each others music came naturally. On this limited 7” you find Nordvargr giving Trepaneringsritualen´s “Konung Krönt i Blod” a gritty and in-your-face treatment and Trepanerinsgritualen putting together a whole band making his mammoth version of Nordvargr´s “Salve Teragmon”. The result is as devastating as you could predict! Artwork by Dehn Sora & T × R × P.

NORDVARGR “Tantum Melior” CD (125th Cycle)

After the success of 2018’s ”Metempsychosis” album, Nordvargr´s most song based recordings ever, we asked close friends and collaborators to create their own interpretations of songs from the album. The result is an interesting blend of styles and methods that expands the Nordvargr universe even further. With exclusive reworks by MZ. 412, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Vassafor, Visions, Kristoffer Oustad, Spetsnaz, Michael Idehall, Thorofon and The Benjolin Codex, the spirit of “Metempsychosis” mutates splendidly into new and unexpected territories. Artwork by Dehn Sora.

NERATERRÆ “The Substance of Perception” CD (138th Cycle)

We welcome Italian artist Alessio Antoni and his project NERATERRÆ. His debut album “The Substance of Perception” is a daring collaborative work featuring some of the finest artists from the Dark Ambient, Drone, Cinematic and Ritual Music scene: Northaunt, Alexey Tegin from Phurpa, Treha Sektori, New Risen Throne, Flowers For Bodysnatchers, Taphephobia, Ugasanie, Xerxes The Dark and Infinexhuma. The sound palette shifts between both stark atmospheres, melancholic ambiance and dense claustrophobic drones. Alternating between obscurity and light and oscillating between the ineffable detachment from the tangible and the relentless transmogrification of the self. Artwork by Nihil & Daria Endresen.

MONOCUBE “Substratum” CD (137th Cycle)

We welcome Ukrainian project MONOCUBE with his latest album since 2016’s “The Rituals”. A suite of wide landscapes painted with modular synth and stringed instruments over eight long form pieces for the most expansive and spellbinding solo release by Monocube to date. The result of no less than two years of assiduous work presents an analog purification of Monocube’s overtones elevated to another level. Featuring Antti Litmanen (Arktau Eos) and Frederic Arbour (Visions). Mastered by James Plotkin. Mixed media artwork by sukkeret.og.pepper studio. Co-Released with Malignant Records (TumorCD120).

The Bridge 2.1 to Perform in Chicago and Nearby

CRYING OUT LOUD [THE BRIDGE #2.1]
CHICAGO, MAY 1 – 17

DAN BITNEY – drums, percussion, electronics
ROB FRYE – woodwinds, electronics
JAYVE MONTGOMERY – woodwinds, electronics
OLIVIA SCEMAMA – double bass, electric bass
SIMON SIEGER – trombone, accordion, piano

This ensemble was first announced with French trombonist Christiane Bopp. However, due to unexpected health issues, she had to understandably cancel her trip. We are happy to announce bassist Olivia Scemama is joining the adventure.

SCHEDULE

5/01 – OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC, 8.30PM
quintet concert, double bill with Tornaveus, a Catalan vocal polyphonic group

5/02 – CALIFORNIA CLIPPER, 9:30PM
quintet concert

5/04 – PROMUSICA STUDIO,
live public recording

5/05 – WOODLAND PATTERN (MILWAUKEE, WI), 7PM
quintet concert

5/06 – DOUG FOGELSON STUDIO, 8.30PM
quintet concert

5/07 – THE WHISTLER, 9:30PM
two improvised sets with guests TBA

5/08 – CONSTELLATION, 8.30PM
quintet concert, double bill with the Marvin Tate, Ben Lamar Gay & Mike Reed trio

5/09 – THE COMFORT STATION, 7PM
Eli Namay & Simon Sieger duo

5/09 – ELASTIC ARTS, 9 PM
imprivsed ensemble with guests TBA, double bill with the Christoph Erb, Joshua Abrams & Mike Reed trio

5/10 – THE LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 7PM
quintet concert followed by a public discussion and Q&A

5/11 – EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO
live public recording following a Residency at ESS’s Creative Audio Archive,

5/12 – THE HUNGRY BRAIN, 9PM
double bill with Simon Nabatov

5/13 – AGITATOR GALLERY
Olivia Scemama & Consuelo Lepauw duo

5/13 – ELASTIC ARTS, 9PM
improvised sets with guests TBA

5/14 – THE PROMONTORY, 8.30PM
quintet concert, double bill with ensemble TBA

5/15 – THE HIDEOUT, 9PM
quintet concert, double bill with ensemble TBA

5/16 – THE STONY ISLAND ARTS BANK
outdoor quintet concert

5/17 – ART LIB LAB (MADISON, WI)
quintet concert

We’ve never seen that before: saxophones, trombone, accordion, bass, percussions and electronics in all directions, all mutations, superimposed, laminated, split, ventilated, vaporized – vapors. We’ve never seen this before, but we know the principle, and these five from all musical directions know it by heart: the freedom to take many forms.