Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sun Araw and guests, The Joinery
Sun Araw's On Patrol, his fourth album for Not Not Fun Records, is an amazing piece of work and one of the most unique, brain-frying releases of 2010. Drawing comparison to stuff like Spiritualized, Sun Ra (naturally), Lee Scratch Perry or Fela Kuti, it's an intoxicating, swampy brew of dub textures, slow hypnotic guitar riffs, stoned grooves, tribalistic conga-led percussion and reverbed, chant-like vocals that float in and out of the mix. Pretty out-there, and pretty lengthy too (a double-LP release), but it's well worth the time invested.
Skinny Wolves bring Sun Araw to The Joinery in Dublin tomorrow night (Nov 26th), and there's a stellar supporting cast: Niamh De Barra, Whirling Hall Of Knives and Reptile Brain. De Barra's Cusp EP was recently released on Second Square To None:
Niamh de Barra 'Cusp' EP by SSTN
reptile brain by munitionsfamily
Whirling Hall of Knives - Worm Sign Grind (extract) by munitionsfamily
Doors 7.30, BYOB