White1 is the third album by Sunn O))). It was the most significant departure from their original style to date; each track was experimental in its own way, with Julian Cope reciting occultic druidist poetry for half of "My Wall", Norwegian lyrics sung by Runhild Gammelsæter of Thorr's Hammer as an intro to a drum machine and stoner metal bass riff in "The Gates of Ballard," and the drone track "A Shaving of the Horn that Speared You." The lyrics to "The Gates of Ballard" come from "Håvard Hedde", a Norwegian folk song. Another metal version of "Håvard Hedde" had been recorded in 1995 by Storm. In Q magazine's August issue, they named White1 as the 18th loudest album of all time, just above AC/DC's Back in Black and below the Jimi Hendrix Experience's album Are You Experienced? Julian Cope – vocals Runhild Gammelsæter – vocals Rex Ritter – keyboards Joe Preston – guitars, bass guitar, electronics White2 WHITEbox
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
The Libations of Samhain
The Libations of Samhain is a live album released by Sunn O))). The first track is a live performance in London, on Halloween 2003 and the second is an interview by Savage Pencil and Sharon Gal broadcast on London's Resonance FM 104. 500 copies with "raw" covers and 100 with orange covers were produced
Stephen O'Malley is a guitarist, producer and visual artist from Seattle, Washington who has conceptualized and participated in numerous drone doom, death/doom, experimental music groups, most notably Sunn O))). O'Malley is a founding member of several groups including Sunn O))), Burning Witch, KTL, Khanate. Within these groups and alone, he has collaborated with a variety of artists including Greg Anderson, Eyvind Kang, Alan Moore, Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana-Maria Avram, F. M. Einheit, Randall Dunn, James Plotkin, Julian Cope, Joe Preston, Attila Csihar, Stuart Dempster, Peter Rehberg aka PITA, Lee Dorian, Thurston Moore, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nurse With Wound, the Japanese metal band Boris & Michio Kurihara, Jim O'Rourke, Keiji Haino, Daniel O'Sullivan & Kristoffer Rygg, Aaron Turner, Oren Ambarchi, Alexander Tucker, percussionist Z'EV. O'Malley produced work together with the French choreographer and theatre director Gisèle Vienne, Last Spring: A Prequel, American sculptor Banks Violette, the Italian performance artist Nico Vascellari, Swiss art collective KLAT, the Belgian film maker Alexis Destoop.
O'Malley has directed and produced album cover art and design since the early 1990s for groups including Earth, Burzum and Boris. He has worked as a rock/metal music journalist & published a black metal fanzine called Descent in the nineties, he was involved with creation of both the Southern Lord label and the experimental/neofolk/black metal label The Ajna Offensive. In 2011 he began curating and art directing the Ideologic Organ record label, in association with the Viennese Editions Mego. Although he is from Seattle, O'Malley's Web site indicates that he lives in Paris, France; the Grimmrobe Demos ØØ Void Flight of the Behemoth White1 Veils It White The Libations of Samhain Live Action Sampler Live White White2 Cro-Monolithic Remixes for an Iron Age Candlewolf of the Golden Chalice Black One & Solstitium Fulminate Black One AngelComa La Mort Noir dans Esch/Alzette WHITEbox Altar Oracle Dømkirke Che Grimmrobes Live 101008 Monoliths & Dimensions Agharthi Live 09-10 The Iron Soul of Nothing Terrestrials Soused Kannon v/a The Beast of Attila Csihar "Decay: The Symptoms of Kali Yuga" v/a Let There Be Doom II "Hell-O)))-Ween" v/a Darkness Hath No Boundaries "It Took The Night To believe" v/a Darkness Knows No Boundaries "Etna" )) & Boris) v/a Jukebox Buddha "BP//Simple" v/a Within The Church of Thee Overlords "Orakulum" v/a VISIONARE 53 SOUND "Ultra Orthodox Caveman" v/a Does Your Cat Know My Dog?
"Isengard" Khanate Live WFMU 91.1 No Joy Things Viral Let Loose the Lambs KHNT vs. Stockholm Live Aktion Sampler 2004 Capture & Release Dead/Live Aktions It's Cold When Birds Fall from the Sky Clean Hands Go Foul Demo Rift. Canyon. Dreams Towers... Crippled Lucifer Burning Witch/Goatsnake split Burning Witch/Asva split Burning Witch 1000% Downer Return to Nothing Remeindre Crashed like Wretched Moth Alienist on a Pale Horse Four Demonstrations Mind Control for Infants DR-55 Wurmwulv KTL KTL 2 KTL 3 Eine eiserne Faust in einem Samthandschuh – limited to 300 copies KTL – Live in Krems IKKI Victor Sjöström's The Phantom Carriage: KTL Edition KTL IV Paris Demos KTL 4 KTL V KTL V INA GRM Studies Fungal Hex Caveman Skull 1&2 Devolution/Evolution: Stephen O'Malley interviews Dylan Carlson Press Conference/Panel at Roskilde Festival 010705 Magistral Salt 6 °F Skyquake Keep An Eye Out Petite Géante Cocon & Oiseau de Nuit רומיאו obscurantisme "Epipsychidion" on the compilation Songs of Decadence: A Soundtrack to the Writings of Stanisław Przybyszewski Gruidés Eternelle Idole Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs Dread Live End Ground The Holy Down Am
Dylan Carlson is the lead guitarist, lead singer, only constant member of the drone doom group Earth, the main contributor to his solo project Drcarlsonalbion. Carlson was born in Seattle, United States, his father worked for the Department of Defense, and, as a result, as a child he moved quite living in Philadelphia, New Mexico, New Jersey, before coming back to live in Washington state. He had first become interested in being a rock musician at age 15, inspired by bands such as Molly Hatchet, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, he cites the Melvins, composers La Monte Young and Terry Riley as major influences on his music. It was in Olympia, Washington that he met Slim Moon, Greg Babior, Dave Harwell and Joe Preston, with whom he would form Earth. During this time, he would make "sonic collages" with his then-roommate Kurt Cobain. From 1991 to 1996, Earth had an ever-changing lineup. Carlson attributes a lack of studio album recordings from 1997 to 2005 to "legal and drug problems". Gold Falling with a 1000 Stars and other wonders from the House of Albion Conquistador Official website Earth's MySpace page Extensive Earth Interview Dylan's Interview with I Heart Noise
Flight of the Behemoth
Flight of the Behemoth is the second album by Sunn O))). The band collaborated with the Japanese noise artist Merzbow, who mixed tracks 3 and 4, used drum machine and vocals on the track "F. W. T. B. T.", an interpretation of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". While the band did try to follow the original structure and riffing of the song, the intent was not to copy the original, but to rewrite the song for themselves. Bandcamp Bonus Tracks Aspirin Feast – drums on "F. W. T. B. T." Bootsy Kronos – bass guitar on "F. W. T. B. T."
KTL is a musical project consisting of Stephen O'Malley ))) and Peter Rehberg formed to create the music for a theater production titled Kindertotenlieder by Gisèle Vienne and Dennis Cooper. The production premiered in Brest, France, in March 2007; the duo has played shows not associated with the Kindertotenlieder production. In late 2008, it was announced on Stephen O'Malley's web site that KTL's fourth album would be released January 2009 through Editions Mego and February 2009 through Daymare Records with a vinyl release on Inoxia. In addition to the announcement, two song titles were mentioned for the upcoming album — "Paratrooper" and "Natural Trouble". KTL KTL 2 KTL 3 EP Eine eiserne Faust in einem Samthandschuh CD - limited to 300 copies and was sold on tour in 2007. "Luminaire" was recorded at Luminaire in Kilburn, London, on 29 May 2007. "Forest Floor" was remixed by Florian for this release. The title is German and translates to "An iron fist in a velvet glove"; the Phantom Carriage: KTL Edition DVD Live in Krems EP IKKI CD KTL IV CD The Paris Demos KTL V