Support Act: Oneohtrix Point Never
This October, Legendary sound artist Lustmord will play live for the second time in almost three decades. He will appear at the 2010 edition of the Unsound Festival in Krakow and, supported by Brooklyn based artist Oneothrix Point Never, at Berghain in Berlin.
Brian Williams, the man behind Lustmord, began working under that name in 1980, and since then his dark sound sculptures have been highly influential not only in music genres such as ambient and industrial, but also in film and games.
Oppressive and frightening, richly textured and painstakingly produced, Lustmord’s music has also made use of field recordings from locations such as caves, crypts and slaughterhouses. His first self-titled album "Lustmord" was released in 1981 and was produced in collaboration with Peter Christopherson and John Balance of Coil and Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions. Since, he has released 13 more albums under the name Lustmord, and for many 1990's "Heresy" stands as Lustmord’s key work, acknowledged as having given birth to the "dark ambient" genre.
He has collaborated with the likes of Tool, The Melvins, Chris & Cosey (Throbbing Gristle), SPK (he actually was a member for some time), Greame Revell, Coil, Paul Haslinger (Tangerine Dream), Robert Rich, Clock DVA, Current 93 and Nurse with Wound amongst others. He is also a member of Puscifer, the music project of Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of Tool and A Perfect Circle. He has done remixes for Tool, Jarboe (Swans), Venetian Snares, Lori Carson, Mortiis, Isis, Puscifer and Nadja. He has also worked for many years as a music sound designer in Hollywood,with credits on over 40 movies such as "The Crow" and "Underworld", as well as computer games (FarCry: Instincts, Unreal Tournament III, Assassins Creed etc.).
Lustmord's latest full album release Other was released through Hydrahead in 2008. His first live concert in 25 years took place in June 2006 as part of a service to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Church of Satan (released as Rising on Vaultworks). Now he will come to Europe for two exclusive concerts:
The Berlin concert is scheduled for 27.10.2010 within Berghain's "Elektroakustischer Salon" series. Support act will be Oneothrix Point Never (see also http://www.pointnever.com), a Brooklyn based drone/noise/hypnagogic/syntheziser artist of raising fame, whose fourth album Returnal has just been released by Editions Mego and was produced by James Plotkin.
Der walisische Musiker Brian Williams veröffentlicht seit 1981 unterdem delikaten Namen Lustmord düstere Industrial- und Ambientmusik, aufder er bereits früh Field Recordings von unterirdischen Orten,Schlachthäusern und Kathedralen benutzte. Als Sounddesigner undTontechniker arbeitete er in den Achtzigern mit Current 93, SPK undChris & Cosey zusammen, seitdem genie©¬t er einen gewissen Kultstatusin der Industrialszene. Seit den Neunzigern (co-)produzierte er auchzunehmend Filmsoundtracks wie zum Beispiel für The Crow und Spawn, vorvier Jahren erschien eine Zusammenarbeit von ihm mit der DoomMetal/Indie-Rock-Band The Melvins. Er wird heute eins seiner rarenKonzerte im Berghain spielen. Der support kommt von Daniel Lopatin akaOneohtrix Point Never. Das wird mit Sicherheit ein mehr alsinteressanter Abend.