Tuesday 10 May 2022, 7.30pm
"A strange and enticing world" - MOJO
Woods' beguiling song- craft has been described as 'bewitching', 'sonically spectral', 'ominous and dreamlike', with the Sunday Times hailing early solo recordings as 'a revelation in terms of the depth of song-writing'. A music and visual artist from Dublin Ireland, she has just announced her new album "Birthmarks" which will be released via Sacred Bones Records on March 13th 2020. Produced by Norwegian noise artist and film maker Lasse Marhaug, here she shares her new song and self - directed video "Tongues of Wild Boar" with us.
"Ghostly, atmospheric, intense" - Uncut
"A sublime new voice" - The Quietus
"Utterly hypnotic" - Bandcamp
"Stark and haunting compositions that stand on the edge of a knife" - Bandcamp
Hilary Woods' Birthmarks has been a labor of intensity and intuition, written over the course of two years. Recorded whilst heavily pregnant between Galway and Oslo in the winter of 2019, Woods explores the oscillating and volatile processes of selfhood and becoming, hidden gestational growth, and the birthing of the Self, amidst continuous social and personal change.
Birthmarks is a record that hunts for ways in which to revisit and caress wounds left by the memory of their scars. In its mystery and attentiveness to the art of alchemy and the world of the unseen, it is a journey through textural fog and feral density that gives way to passages of voracious sonic exorcism and poetic healing. Its eight songs traverse planes of visceral physicality, stark tender space, and breathtaking introspective beauty.
Jo Berger Myhre is a Norwegian bass player, composer and producer known from his collaborations with amongst others Nils Petter Molvær, Mariam the Believer (Wildbirds&Peacedrums), Ólafur Björn Ólafsson (Sigur Rós), Susanna, and his own band Splashgirl.
“Unheimlich Manoeuvre”, his first solo album, will be out on RareNoise Records September 24th 2021.
Myhre makes his solo debut with the release of the captivating and mysterious Unheimlich Manoeuvre. The title is an obvious play on the life-saving technique, though whether the added negation makes the threatening or simply subverted remains ambiguous. More to the point, the English translation of unheimlich is “uncanny” or “eerie” – an apt descriptor for the sounds that Myhre creates. To borrow a phrase from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Myhre conjures aural landscapes that suggest “a place both wonderful and strange,” stunning in their beauty with something alluringly unsettling lurking just underneath.