Tri Angle Records is very excited to announce the release of The Haxan Cloak’s eagerly awaited second album Excavation, to be released in North America on April 30 on CD and LP formats. Excavation will be available in all other international territories on April 15
In 2011 with the release of his debut, self titled album, The Haxan Cloak, solo project of multi instrumentalist, Bobby Krlic, appeared seemingly out of nowhere with an impressively fully formed sound that blew away most anyone who heard it. Recorded over the space of 3 years The Haxan Cloak was a wildly ambitious fusion of malevolent strings, junkyard found-sounds and primitive percussion, Krlic’s grand ambitions transcending the fact that it was all recorded in a shed at the bottom of Krlic’s parent’s home in Wakefield, Yorkshire. In the two years since the release of his debut, Krlic relocated to London and began working on it’s epic follow up, and Tri Angle Records debut; Excavation
Bolstered by the concept he was developing for his follow up and a desire to challenge himself into new terrains, Krlic has evolved his sound to incorporate more of his electronic influences. The result is an album awash with serrated beats and cavernous sub-bass, meshing with the classical drones and ghostly details The Haxan Cloak fans will have already been accustomed to. Excavation finds Krlic confidently adopting a more minimalist approach to his compositions, experimenting with space and silence without forsaking any of the intensity that made his debut such a powerful statement of intent.
If The Haxan Cloak was conceived as the soundtrack to a character’s journey towards death, Excavation is its sequel representing the journey after death. Excavation is about disconnecting entirely from this and entering upon a more astral plane, explaining some of the albums more ethereal, ambient moments that are in constant tension with jagged and aggressive elements. This journey isn’t supposed to represent an archetypal Heaven or Hell scenario, but something more abstract and unknowable; the abstraction of the situation being one of its most unsettling aspects. Excavation is another uncompromising, incredibly personal record from an artist who is continuing to operate very much within his own world.
Listen to ‘The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)’ now…
02. Excavation (Part 1)
03. Excavation (Part 2)
06. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 1)
07. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)
09. The Drop
Having spent the last 6 weeks in the US touring with Amon Tobin and playing numerous headlining shows, Holy Other is back in Europe and about to commence touring with Beach House. The dates are as follows:
Oct 26 Mandela Hall – Belfast UK
Oct 27 Cork Opera House – Cork IRELAND
Oct 28 Vicar Street – Dublin IRELAND
Oct 29 The Arches – Glasgow UK
Oct 30 Stylus – Leeds UK
Oct 31 Ritz – Manchester UK
Nov 02 Roundhouse – London UK
Nov 03 Anson Rooms – Bristol UK
Nov 05 Kampnagel K2 – Hamburg GERMANY
Nov 06 Vega – Copenhagen DENMARK
Nov 07 Berns – Stockholm SWEDEN
Nov 08 Sentrum Scene – Oslo NORWAY
Nov 10 Astra – Berlin GERMANY
Nov 11 Stodola – Warsaw POLAND
Nov 12 MeetFactory – Prague CZECH REPUBLIC
Nov 13 Flex – Vienna AUSTRIA
Nov 14 Feierwerk – Munich GERMANY
Nov 16 Gloria – Köln GERMANY
Nov 17 Les Docks – Lausanne SWITZERLAND
Nov 18 AB – Brussels BELGIUM
Nov 19 Paradiso – Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
Nov 20 Le Trianon – Paris FRANCE
As huge lifelong fans of Tim Hecker, we’re more than a little happy to unveil his remix of ‘Held’ by Holy Other. obviously we’re biased on every level possible, but his deconstruction of ‘Held’ is genuinely a beautiful thing to behold, creating caverns within the original work that make the already disorientated voices present on the original sound even more lost and confused. You can stream Tim Hecker’s remix of ‘Held’ here…
Also if you missed it from a few weeks ago, Teengirl Fantasy’s wonky club rewrite of ‘Love Some1′, featuring vocals from Kelela, is still streaming on Soundcloud…
This week one of the best music festivals in the world, Unsound, kicks off in Krakow, Poland. We’re very excited to have committed something of an unofficial takeover of the festival, with no less than 5 Tri Angle acts scheduled to perform. Those acts happen to be Evian Christ, Fatima Al Qadiri, Vessel (whose debut album ‘Order Of Noise’ is out today!), The Haxan Cloak, and brand new signing WIFE., whose appearance at Unsound this week will actually be his first ever live performance. Check here for details about when everyone will be playing.
Sticking with the festival theme, Holy Other will be finishing off his US tour with a couple of appearances at CMJ in NYC. On Friday he’ll be performing at the Pitchfork event at Villain in Brooklyn, alongside Death Grips, DIIV, and Joey Badass to name a few, and on Saturday he’ll be headlining La Poisson Rouge with amazing support from Autre Ne Veut and Vatican Shadow. Aside from the NYC dates, this week Holy Other will be stopping off to play some headlining shows in Oberlin and Philadelphia beforehand. Check the events section for dates and venues.
As well as all this Balam Acab, The Haxan Cloak (supporting Liars) and oOoOO are continuing on with their separate tours of Europe. They might be in a town near you very soon!
Vessel’s debut album ‘Order Of Noise’ is officially almost here. Set to hit stores this Monday (October 15th), the album is available on 2xLP, CD and digitally. Check out some of the overwhelmingly positive things people have had to say about the album so far…
“One of the most engaging and gripping techno albums of the year.” – Resident Advisor (4 1/2 stars)
“Order of Noise shows how to balance the two extremes without committing to one single constant, and that anyone can make an original noise, but to make one that’s accessible takes skill.” – Drowned In Sound (8/10)
“The imperative to physically engage listeners still lies at the heart of Vessel’s approach and is key to its essential appeal. Through all these channels, we’re witnessing a conscious disassembling of club genres.” – The Quietus
You can find ‘Order Of Noise’ in Rough Trade, Boomkat, Bleep, iTunes and all other good record specialists.
Holy Other will release his debut LP Held on August 28 2012 on CD, LP and digitally.
‘To be held by someone; the opposition between comfort/restriction’
Following on from the release of his universally acclaimed debut EP With U in 2011, Holy Other is now ready to unveil his debut album Held.
Working with the same blend of R&B, UK garage and house sounds that influenced the funereal pop sounds of With U, Holy Other found another significant influence during the making of Held in listening to gregorian chant. This new found influence is most keenly felt in the monastic atmosphere that haunts sections of the album, as well as the ways in which holy other uses the voice in a way that sounds devotional and comforting in one instant, and unknowable and distant in another.
While it was never explicitly stated at the time of release, Holy Other opting to remain vague about the meaning behind the record, With U essentially chronicled the painful break down of a relationship. In comparison Held is about being confined to a relationship and the depth of emotions felt throughout its course. The muted euphoria of ‘Tense Past’ and the dramatic, brooding urgency of ‘Love Some1′, give way to sparser songs like ‘U Now’ and ‘Inpouring’ which sound like navigations through a foggy mind, culminating with the schizophrenic sensuality of the album’s title track and closing with the melancholic poignancy of ‘Nothing Here’, a song which perhaps best sums up the record as a whole. Held is both a lament to the fragility of human bonds and the desire for them to be tighter and longer lasting. Where With U was fuelled by a desperate urge to ‘feel something’, Held is possessed by a more resigned feeling, concluding with the acceptance that some bonds ultimately yield nothing.
02. Tense Past
04. Love Some1
05. U Now
06. In Difference
07. Past Tension
09. Nothing Here
‘Love Some1′, the epic and intense first single from the album is available to listen to here…