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9/3-12 Arrington De Dionysos Malikat Dan Singa (US) + Katastroforkestern

9/3-12 Arrington De Dionysos Malikat Dan Singa (US) + Katastroforkestern
Exklusiv kontorsspelning. Endast för medlemmar och endast föranmälda. Entré 40:-
Support: Katastrofsorkestern

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO’s Malaikat dan Singa
Arrington De Dionyso tillbaka i sverige med sitt Malakat Dan singa!
Denna säregna musiker som tidigare spelade med Old Time Relijun är på turné som förband till tUnE-yArDs men väljer att göra en avstickare till Sverige, och presis som förra gången han var här väljer han att spela här att spela med sitt “svenska band” bestående av Åke Strömer (Love Is All/James Ausfahrt) på bas och Rickard Olsson (Exhadley) på trummor.

“you know how in the 1950’s the press and parents and such talked about how rock n’ roll had some evil, sexual, tribal force that was going to possess the youth? Arrington de Dionyso’s Malakait Dan Singa is really that. Trance punk dancehall explosion gonna knock you up!”

Arrington de Dionyso (b. January 4th 1975) makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations. Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll. Ecstasy vs. Madness.

De Dionyso’s most recent project, Malaikat dan Singa, is a trance-punk outfit featuring bass clarinet, guitars, multiple drummers and his trademark wild vocals (multi-spectral harmonic throatsinging combined with grunts, yelps, and barks) -this time, all sung in Indonesian. Malaikat dan Singa translates as “Angels and Lions,” and de Dionyso’s Indonesian lyrics combine mythology and fantasy with haphazard translations of poet William Blake on the debut Malaikat album. The project, however, ultimately defies a clean translation. Malaikat dan Singa gains power by crossing boundaries — both linguistic and psychic. On the one hand, the Indonesian language allows Dionyso to communicate on levels more deeply subliminal than those accessible in his native English. On the other, he hopes to reach his growing Indonesian audience with his eccentric brew of ecstatic lunacy and prophetic madness, clarified to perfection during his 15 year tour-of-duty with Olympia’s

Arrington tours constantly, and has also presented workshops on improvising with the voice throughout North America, Europe, Israel and Japan. His visual art has been featured in exhibitions in Italy, New York City, Washington DC and Portland, Oregon and published in Yeti Magazine, Prism Index and The Stranger.

While touring this music in Europe, Arrington forms a new band with each country, mostly just a bassist and drummer and teaches them the songs before the shows; “each piece is constructed around a single rhythm and a single riff with very little “filler” material. The drums and bass parts will use rhythm and riff as DRONE over which the bass clarinet and vocal parts will “do their thing”. If the songs are played correctly they have the potential to seriously fuck with people’s minds”


Tack till Kultur i Väst!

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