Previously at the ICA - Events
16 Nov 2009
Chocolate Monk is an experimental music imprint founded in 1993 by Dylan and Lisa Nyoukis. It hosts multiple projects, including the bands Prick Decay and Blood Stereo. Tonight’s event features group performances by artists associated with Chocolate Monk, including Ali Robertson (Usurper) and Neil Campbell (Astra Social Club).
Gravetemple are the American and European forces of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), Oren Ambarchi (Burial Chamber Trio) and Attila Csihar (Mayhem). They combine metal instrumentation with feedback, drones and minimalist composition. Expect a disorientating mix of lighting and sonic power, and an unforgettable physiological experience, communicated via a wall of amplification.
Supporting Gravetemple is Aaron Dilloway, a co-founder of seminal American noise band Wolf Eyes who now runs his own Hanson imprint from his base in the USA. Dilloway utilizes an array of analogue equipment alongside contact mic'd vocals to create a visceral barrage of sound.