Stephen O’Malley/Anthony Pateras “Rêve Noir ” CD



Cross-continental tape exorcisms. Combining Pateras’ exploratory piano techniques with O’Malley’s harmonic ecstasies, this duo performed a one-off show at Instants Chavires in 2011. Remixed and re-constructed here primarily using 1/4 inch tape machine, Reve Noir presents a compelling landscape of fractured musique concrete, introspective meditations, buzzing electro-acoustic textures and straight up walls of monolithic guitar. A 20 page booklet interview with O’Malley is included, covering early influences, the founding of Sunn O))), working directly with mavericks such as Alvin Lucier, Scott Walker and Iancu Dumitrescu, and collaborating with the renowned choreographer Gisele Vienne. This is the 13th release in the Immediata series, beautifully presented on white recycled cardboard with red hot stamped text on front plus 20-page booklet.