Finally available to the public this week, is Terrestrials, the expansive, ghostly, collaborative works created by the members of SUNN O))) and ULVER on an improvisational nocturnal whim.
Following their 200th gig, playing before 2000 people at the Øya Festival in Oslo, Norway, August 10th, 2008, SUNN O))) ended up in ULVER’s studio, Crystal Canyon, and over the course of the night they created three live pieces which faded out at dawn as the northern sunlight began creeping into the space. Featuring the shared efforts of Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson, Daniel O’Sullivan, Kristoffer Rygg, Jørn H. Sværen and Tore Ylwizaker, with ghost appearances by Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv (viola/violin), Stig Espen Hundsnes (trumpet) and Tomas Pettersen (drums), Terrestrials was produced by Stephen O’Malley and Kristoffer Rygg, mixed by Anders Møller at Crystal Canyon during February and March 2013, and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone, London. Art direction was handled by Stephen O’Malley, featuring a portrait of our sun, captured in the wavelength of hydrogen alpha light — 656.3 nanometers in the deep red — on June 10, 2012 by Alan Friedman.
As Southern Lord releases Terrestrials this week, Pitchfork is now playing the entire LP as an Advance feature. Tune in and listen now AT THIS LOCATION.
Following Terrestrials’ release, ULVER will be on tour throughout Europe over the coming months, additionally having confirmed a date in Moscow, Russia in April as well as an American appearance at the massive Maryland Deathfest in the Baltimore in late May, the full dates are as follows:
ULVER TOUR DATES
01 Feb Savoy Teatteri, Helsinki – Finland
05 Feb B90, Gdansk – Poland
06 Feb Lido, Berlin – Germany
07 Feb Akropolis, Praha – Czech Republic
09 Feb Dynamo Grosser Saal, Zurich – Switzerland
10 Feb Szene, Wien, Austria
11 Feb Backstage, Munich, Germany
12 Feb Werkstatt, Koln – Germany
13 Feb 013, Tilburg – Netherlands
15 Feb Bloom Mezzago, Milano – Italy
16 Feb Circolo Delgi Artisti – Roma – Italy
26 April Club Volta, Moscow – Russia
23 May Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore – USA [info]
Source: Earsplit PR