Father Murphy & Jarboe + Jarboe (US) + Father Murphy (IT) + Veda
» Father Murphy & Jarboe
American artist and performer Jarboe and Italian occult duo Father Murphy will be touring together Europe in the Fall promoting their new split EP out September 22nd.
The performance will have Father Murphy opening the evening with the rituality of their music, followed by an haunting set that combines Jarboe unique voice and Father Murphy charmed sounds performing Jarboe's old and new songs plus the two brand new pieces from the EP.
» Jarboe (US) (Experimental / Avant garde)
Jarboe draws from a variety of sources: childhood in the Mississippi delta and New Orleans, life in NYC’s east village during the post no-wave scene as member of the band Swans, university studies in literature and theatre, global travels, and a history of extensive recordings, collaborations (Philip Anselmo, Attila Csihar, Blixa Bargeld, J.G. Thirlwell, Merzbow, PanSonic, Chris Connelly, Neurosis and many others), and performances (clubs, theaters, art galleries, cathedrals, festivals, live radio, television, film).
Jarboe’s voice and music is known for bold experimental as well as melodic diversity and expression. Over the course of her life through efforts in past and present disciplines, Jarboe explores the rebuilding/reinventing of identity and the elemental structures of personae.
“For fourteen years the sole constant member of Swans, and also the creative force behind half a dozen solo releases, Jarboe is one of the most remarkable women in extreme music” - Terrorizer
“..A diabolical crossroads meeting between Bessie Smith and Diamanda Galas… Jarboe can be a gospel blues belter or screeching sorceress with equal devious ease. Her flexible and hugely expressive voice leaps from the whimpers of a terrified child to avenging Shiva screams without pause or warning.” – Willamette Week
“Jarboe somehow turns the simplest moment into mind-crushing intensity” - Kerrang
» Father Murphy (IT) (Psychedelic / Occult)
Father Murphy is the sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt.
A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper.
Over the years the band became one of the most interesting and enigmatic musical entities coming out of Italy, part of that community that Simon Reynolds defined as “Italian Occult Psychedelia” and well known for their really intense live shows, something in between a rite and an artistic performance.
Father Murphy furiously performed all over Europe and toured North America with Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Iceage and Xiu Xiu, and has been praised by the Archdruid Julian Cope, Michael Gira, Geoff Barrow, among lots of others.
After five albums and a plethora of EPs and limited releases, The Italian outfit just finished their last effort, a trilogy on the Cross, consisting of Calvary (EP released in January 2015 by the British label Blue Tapes), Croce (album out March 2015 on the American The Flenser) and Lamentations (EP out November 2015 on the Italian Backwards).