HOLY OTHER :: March 1st 2013 7:30pm Button Factory
Enigmatic Manchester-based producer HOLY OTHER will play THE BUTTON FACTORY on Friday March 1st 2013 with support from fellow Tri Angle Records signee WIFE.
August 2012 saw the anonymous producer release his ghostly debut album Held, the universally acclaimed and much anticipated follow-up to 2011's promising With U EP.
Holy Other will be joined by very special guest WIFE, the solo project of Altar of Plagues' James Kelly.
POD Presents HOLY OTHER (Tri Angle Records) Plus very special guest: WIFE Friday 1st March 2013 The Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar – Dublin 2.
Doors – 7:30pm
Tickets €15 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.
HOLY OTHER Having always chosen to shun the limelight not much can really be said about UK based producer Holy Other on any kind of personal level, but his intensely intimate music communicates more than biographical details ever could. Since releasing his debut EP With U through Tri Angle in 2011, Holy Other has risen to become one of the most talked about and respected producers out there, something he fully justified with the release of his universally acclaimed debut album Held in 2012.
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.
WIFE 25 year old multi instrumentalist James Kelly is, until now, best known as the sole permanent member and writer behind black metal outfit Altar Of Plagues, who have released two critically acclaimed albums on iconic labels Profound Lore and Candlelight. Using found sounds, homemade instruments and field recordings as a base, Altar Of Plagues create music "Full of radical tangents and alien-to-black metal elements, more focused on frailty and struggle than majesty and grandeur" – Pitchfork.
These ideas transfer to James' solo recordings as WIFE. Embracing his long standing passion for electronic music the tracks on Stoic, his debut, limited edition EP which came out on left_blank in November 2012, showcase a diverse range of influences and are built to endure. The A-Side moves from the mournful, hypnotic opener Bodies, through the cold mantra of Trials, to the shuffling trickery of Circles. Side B contains the Gothic 2-step beauty of Shards and the epic, industrial crescendo of Endings.
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