Quo Vadis welcomes back Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement after their US debut during the Hospital Productions 20-Year Anniversary Fest. This time for an epic one and a half hour set. Joining them is Old Tower , for his debut US show, Âmes Sanglantes and Hospital Productions Head Nurse Becka Diamond.
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
Hospital Productions head Dominick Fernow is renowned for crafting gruesome sonic textures. With Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, he combines his experimental approach with an equatorial mindset.
The rhythm-forward project favors naturalistic samples and percussion inspired by South America and Southeast Asia, alongside undulating drones meant to conjure a lurking malevolence.
As Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Fernow provided a “synthetic field recording” sound installation at the Adelaide Botanic Garden for the 2017 Unsound Festival.
Of Ambient Black Magic, his seventh and latest LP under the moniker, Resident Advisor writes, “Fernow maps human fear and stress onto the scarier parts of the natural world, a place where everything sounds dark and desolate…. It’s as unsettling as anything Fernow, a longtime noise artist, has ever done.”
Old Tower (USA Debut)
Like smoke rising from a cursed pyre, Old Tower’s bellowing lo-fi synths are the echo of an ancient brutality. The project is helmed by an entity known as The Specter, a being thought to reside in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Mystic tambours, sinister harmonies, and resonant drones are The Specter’s stock and trade, vibrations built for confined torture chambers and expansive necropoli.
Last year saw the release of Old Tower’s The Rise of the Specter, which swirl of noise called “some of the best produced, most atmospheric and well-intentioned dungeon-synth I’ve ever heard.” February 9th marks the arrival of the Stellary Wisdom EP, Old Tower’s first release on compact disc.
March 24th will be the first apparition of Old Tower on US soil.
Âmes Sanglantes is Pierre-Marc Tremblay, a Québécois musician and noise artist who also runs the label Tour De Garde.
‘Pierre-marc Tremblay has been an important part of the world of post-industrial experimentation since the late 90’s — nearly 15 years, primarily through this project alone. His work started quickly in those early years, releasing a great deal of material — somewhere upwards of 36 tapes — between 1997 and 1999 under his own label Psychoelectronic Sounds Recordings.
These releases included splits (under “Âmes Sanglantes”) with everyone from Czech noise collective Napalmed to the criminally overlooked, vehemently anti-modern industrial propaganda of Eric Boros’ Hermit. Of course, it wasn’t long before Tremblay landed the support of the likes of Deserted Factory, Troniks, and Anti-everything — support that would eventually push the project to the likes of highly respected labels Cipher Productions and Hospital Productions. ‘_Excerpt of Âmes Sanglantes – l’Existence des Existences from Heathen Harvest
A curator of the highest order, Becka Diamond is a prodigy selector, weaving sonic narratives out of everything from relentless minimal tech to haunting ambient to punchy post-punk.
Apart from dominating the decks as far off as Portugal and Germany, Diamond serves as the Head Nurse at Hospital Productions, ensuring that a steady pulse of outlandish vibrations pumps through the veins of the underground.
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Old Tower [USA Debut], Ames Sanglantes, DJ Becka Diamond
Date: March 24th, 2018
Venue: Elsewhere Hall, 599 Johnson Ave. Brooklyn NY 11237
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