Sunday 27 May
AUTHOR & PUNISHER (US) + TREPANERINGSRITUALEN (SE)
Author & Punisher and Trepaneringsritualen will team up for a tour across Europe, UK and Russia.
Only Date in North, West and South of NL 27/05 OCCII Amsterdam
Presale start March 2 2018
For Fans of: Swans, Godflesh, Chelsea Wolfe, Einsturzende Neubauten, Neurosis, SUNN O))), Youth Code, Psychic TV, Current 93, Korpses Katatonik, Brighter Death Now, Anenzephalia, Zero Kama
Labels: Relapse Records, Cold Spring, Tesco Organization, Beläten, iDEAL, Malignant
AUTHOR & PUNISHER
After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. Shone used his technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal”, using these custom “Drone Machines”.
All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders”.
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN (Göteborg, Sweden)
Ritual music from Göta Länder
We hang ourself from trees and crosses. We bleed and suffer. All in roaring silence.
Eternity is but an instant.
The spectre of T × R × P is channelled through the form of Th.oth XIX.
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