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’. It’s 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 McGregors previous work ‘Far’.
“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
McGregor, mastermind behind the Random Dance Company, and resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet since 2006, and 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.
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
15.03. MONTCLAIR (NJ) - Alexander Kasser Theater*
16.03. MONTCLAIR (NJ) - Alexander Kasser Theater*
17.03. PHILADELPHIA (PA) First Unitarian Church
18.03. NEW YORK (NY) Joe’s Pub
19.03. WASHINGTON (DC) Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
20.03. MONTCLAIR (NJ) - Alexander Kasser Theater*
21.03. MONTCLAIR (NJ) - Alexander Kasser Theater*
22.03. MONTCLAIR (NJ) - Alexander Kasser Theater*
23.03. MONTCLAIR (NJ) - Alexander Kasser Theater*
28.03. BRUXELLES (BE) Botanique
29.03. TURNHOUT (BE) de Warrande*
01.04. HASSELT (BE) cultuurcentrum Hasselt*
29.05. BARCELONA(ES) Primavera Sound
*ATOMOS with Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance company
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