EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE VIA DROWNED IN SOUND
A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN – ‘ATOMOS VII’
12″/digital out on Erased Tapes/Kranky (US) on April 28, 2013
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Erased Tapes and Kranky are pleased to announce the release of A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s, ATOMOS VII. April 28 sees the first installment leading up to the release of the second full length studio album, ATOMOS, and score for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s long form dance piece.
McGregor was heavily influenced by the duo’s 2011 self-titled debut, playing it repeatedly during practices with his core group of dancers. After noticing the group’s reaction with the music, he contacted Adam & Dustin to see if they could write the score for his new oeuvre.
The duo recorded more than sixty minutes of music over a four month period during the summer of 2013 in Brussels, Berlin and Reykjavik with the help of their longtime collaborative sound engineer Francesco Donadello. This EP also sees the involvement of Ben Frost, who composed the music for McGregor’s previous work ‘Far’.
McGregor, mastermind behind the Random Dance Company and resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet since 2006, is known in popular culture circles for serving as movement director for the film ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. He has also choreographed the Radiohead video ‘Lotus Flower’ and ‘Ingenue’ by Atoms for Peace.
“While we were re-amping guitars at Greenhouse studios, Ben expressed interest and admiration in the sounds we had created. We were planning for the B-side to be a metamorphosis of part VII, and Ben seemed the obvious choice. With the multi-tracks transformed, it follows a trajectory that we had not felt comfortable with before. But with Ben’s involvement and influence, it was a painless entrance to this crooked, distorted world.” – Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
“We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year. The first record took us 2 years from start to finish, but in the micro span of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, and let go. It was incredibly liberating.” – Dustin O’Halloran
‘A surprisingly emotional score’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Intense, reflective, occasionally threatening and wholly enveloping’ ★★★★ Times
A1 Atomos VII – taken from the upcoming full length album ATOMOS
A2 Minuet For A Cheap Piano Number One – outtake from debut album sessions
B1 Atomos VII (Greenhouse Re-Interpretation) – with Ben Frost
24.05. KORTRIJK (BE) – Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk
29.05. BARCELONA (ES) – Primavera Sound
20.10. LONDON (UK) – Milton Court (Barbican)
25.10. ANTWERP (BE) – De Roma
in celebration of the abdication of our Belgian King, the one we called Albert, the classic AWVFTS t-shirt is back on sale and available worldwide….
“We started investigating video ideas with many different directors as early as April 2011, to no avail, except for blowing currency on apocryphal hopes. Mr. Hewitt delivered us a storyboard idea around the first week of October last year, and it was well worth the wait. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by people like him, and the team at Knucklehead Films. In the end we have inspired each other, and I can only hope we will work together again before I check out of this place….” – Adam Wiltzie
on sale now!
ticket links below…………..
10/01/12 : Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
11/01/12 : Worm – Rotterdam (NL)
12/01/12 : De Roma – Antwerp (B)
14/01/12 : Academy 3 – Manchester (UK)
15/01/12 : Oran Mor (down) – Glasgow (UK)
16/01/12 : Cecil Sharpe House – London (UK)
17/01/12 : South Street – Reading (UK)
18/01/12 : Half Moon @ Cork Opera House – Cork (EIR)
19/01/12 : The Sugar Club – Dublin (EIR)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen w/the ACME string ensemble
announce N. American KRANKY tour.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
All dates will be supported by Benoît Pioulard + Ken Camden (also on KRANKY)
10/29/2011 Philadelphia PA St. Mary’s Hamilton Village
10/30/2011 NYC NY West Park Presbyterian Church
10/31/2011 Montreal QC Casa del Popolo
11/1/2011 Toronto ON Drake Hotel
11/2/2011 Pittsburgh PA The Warhol at Carnegie Museum of Art
11/3/2011 Cincinnati OH Southgate House
11/5/2011 St. Louis MO Off Broadway
11/6/2011 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall
11/7/2011 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center
11/10/2011 Seattle WA The Triple Door
11/12/2011 Portland OR Holocene
11/14/2011 San Francisco CA The Independent
11/15/2011 Los Angeles CA The Satellite
official release of the first song in full from our upcoming september release.
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