iDEALFEST, Hypnotower, DJ Dub Industrial Sound System, January 18, Moderna Bar, Moderna Museet. http://www.modernamuseet.se/sv/Stockholm/Program/Moderna-Bar-pa-fredagkvallar/
#19 - Altar of Flies - Rabbit Hole - LP
“This recording is very special and personal on so many levels for me. This is the end. And the beginning of something new.” (Mattias Gustafsson) Sleeve design by Nullvoid and Mastered by Phil Julian @ Cheapmachines. Limited to 250 copies.
altar of flies - The Violent Blow
“Minimal yet dense, abrasive noise melding tape loops, field recordings and knackered machinery at the hands of Mjölby, Sweden’s finest, Altar Of Flies. ‘The Violent Blow’ is a crushingly heavy sound intent on slowly burying you up to the ears in rubbled rhythms and petrified, stunted synth tones. There are five tracks, or songs if you want, scrabbling at the intersection of analogue machine abuse and rubbled concrète texture with seemingly calloused hands and gristly bits of nail hanging from the fingertips. They range in turn from the furnace blast dynamics and demolished rhythms of the title track thru the quarried chamber dubnoise of ‘Crumbling Tones (For Turid & Thunder)’ and into the submergence of ‘Hollow’ to a the torrid inferno ‘Aeration / Black River’ and the mighty closing statement - practically worth the admission alone - ‘Under Tension’, staggering from blistered distortion and bruising bass weight to a chilling passage sounding like Nate Young gone radiophonic. Monster.”
Last update this year? Altar Of Flies-The Violent Blow LP (A Dear Girl Called Wendy) is ready now. And i think it will be officially out tomorrow together with two other releases. Artwork by Daniel Fagerström, mastered by Riccardo Mazza (Lettera 22), limited to 150 copies. It was recorded 2011. Here is what the label says “After a long time out of print Sacred Trails 7”, a new release from Altar Of Flies for Wendy.
Minimalistic textures, tape loops, field recordings and junk abuse, all mixed in an unique cruel sound. AOF explores line between man and nature, with analog machines he transforms in sound the cold of his lands, the feeling of no light, the man perfection in loneliness.
The result is the must organic, deep and dark AOF release ever.
A new start for this criminally underrated artist, a new powerfully sound that places Mattias Gustafsson as one of the best noise act in Europe.” http://wendyprodz.altervista.org/
Upcoming Altar Of Flies live performances:
Fantastic review of the Mirrors Are Black/Altar Of Flies split LP Here: www.foxydigitalis.com/foxyd/?p=36479
And another one here in Swedish: http://www.soundofmusic.nu/recension/altar-flies-mirrors-are-black-0
And from Muhmur blog here: http://muhmur.blogspot.se/2012/05/altar-of-lies-mirrors-are-black.html
Review of the Mirrors Are Black/Altar Of Flies LP (Tamed) from the WIRE July 2012.
And here is a Swedish one from Sound Of Music: http://www.soundofmusic.nu/recension/altar-flies-let-new-life-rise-face-death
“The Violent Blow” LP will be out sometime in September/October on A Dear Girl Called Wendy. “Female” LP will be out in a few months on Peripheral Records.
“Let new life rise in the face of death” CD can be bought from me or plenty of distributors. Check www.hastenochkorset.tumblr.com for a list.
Altar of Flies - iDEAL MAYHEM Copenhagen - May 19 2012 (by eSyringe)