Exquisite double bill (!) with equally worthy sets
See, this is an idea we strongly support in AB: Two bands who are such fans of each other's work that they decided to make a night of it, with two sets of equal standing.
CHELSEA WOLFE (us)
Basically, she's a folkie from California. But she is also – or so she says – influenced by black metal. So she honours Gorgoroth and even covered Burzum, but you could just as easily replace that with a version of Notorious B.I.G. or she coverd the anarcho-punk band Rudimentary Peni with verve. A wise journalist once described her work as ‘drone metal art folk’ and wasn't so far from the truth there either. Her new album ‘Abyss’ is soon to be released, with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans) behind the dials. According to Wolfe, it's about ‘the hazy afterlife … an inverted thunderstorm … the dark backward … the abyss of time. And explores heady subjects of human frailty, intimacy, quiet passion, anxiety, and deep longing.’
It's a success pretty much every time Low visits Belgium. A quality of logic that also applies to pretty much every album the band releases. The same goes for their latest soon-to-be-released album ‘Ones & Sixes’ that was recorded in Bon Iver’s famous April Base studio. Behind the dials: BJ Burton who also steered the most recent album of The Tallest Man On Earth in the right direction, or previous to that: Poliça and Colin Stetson. Wilco’s Glenn Kotche was also present. Fun fact: the album cover is adorned by an owl... a fine Low anagram. Ready for Low’s fifth visit to AB?