martedì 19 novembre 2019

OvO Miasma: album details and artwork revealed; European tour first shows announced

OvO Miasma

Cover art by Servadio 

Photo of OvO, by Erica Schneider

Artoffact Records to release groundbreaking Italian duo's ninth album; album details and artwork revealed; European tour announced 

Artoffact Records announces the worldwide February 7th release of Miasma, the
ninth album by groundbreaking Italian duo OvO.

Stream new track "Mary Die" and pre-order Miasma, here:
https://ovomusic.bandcamp.com/album/miasma

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020 – with over 1,000 shows played, nine studio
albums released, and a slew of splits and live recordings – OvO is a singular force in the
underground. With a mix of electronic and acoustic instruments, founding
members Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella take influence from the likes
of Swans and Diamanda Galas, pounding out a theatrical and harrowing mix of what
Stereogum has described as "music – rhythmic noise, really – owing equal debts to
extreme metal, noise rock, industrial music, and dark electronica." Pitchfork has
compared Pedretti's vocals to Yoko Ono, and Decibel Magazine has hailed the band's
sound as “a David Lynch dance party.”

Always on tour, OvO's fiercely independent ethos and grinding live schedule have
earned the band a rep as "the Jucifer of Europe," with a worldwide fanbase expecting
nothing but the most daring and innovative music. OvO has performed at festivals on
nearly every continent, and has toured extensively with the likes of Lightning
Bolt
and Zu.

Embarking now on its worldwide deal with Artoffact Records, at the dawn of its 20th
anniversary, OvO presents a thrilling new piece of work: ninth full-length, Miasma.

Featuring guest appearances by members of Årabrot, The Soft Moon, Gnučči, and
more, Miasma sees OvO continue down its path, mixing tribalism and futurism by way
of radical cross-contaminations of sounds, rhythms, and genres.

As with previous albums Abisso and Creatura, the Miasma writing process began with
loops and patterns that Dorella proposed to Pedretti. Along with beats bashed out on his
minimal drum kit, Dorella teamed up with friends to create samples – collaborators
included Eraldo Bernocchi (Sigillum S), a034, Ripit, Paolo Bandera (Sigillum S), and
Matteo Vallicelli (The Soft Moon). Pedretti then chose her favorites, restructured where
necessary, and played and sang over them.

OvO offer this statement about the album:
"A contagious miasma, coming from the most remote swamps, is surrounding cities
and villages. It can be an alien disease, like in a sci-fi movie, or it can be some deeper
fear caused by whoever wants to control us, like in real life. Freaks, queers and
outsiders will be the first ones to realize and fight it. But still: expect mutations. We
are trying to represent how close science-fiction and reality are nowadays, and how
close to us the miasma really is..."


Miasma was recorded by Ivano Giovedì and Franco Beat at secret locations across rural
Italy. The album was mixed by Giulio "Ragno" Favero and mastered by Andrea De
Bernardi.

The cover art was created by London-based tattoo artist Michele Servadio.

A full European tour beings in February.

Tracklist:
1) Mary Die
2) You Living Lie
3) Queer Fight
4) Testing My Poise (featuring Gnučči)
5) Psora
6) Lue
7) L'Eremita (featuring Årabrot)
8) Sicosi
9) Incubo
10) Burn de Haus (featuring Gabriele Lepera of Holiday Inn)
11) Miasma

Lineup:
Stefania Pedretti - vocals, guitar, synth
Bruno Dorella - percussion, samples, synth

Tour:
Feb 13 - Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
Feb 14 - Pescara, IT @ Scum
Feb 15 - Roma, IT @ Klang
Feb 22 - Busto Arsizio, IT @ Circolo Gagarin
Mar 6 - Torino, IT @ Blah Blah
Mar 8 - Toulouse, IT @ Les Pavillons Sauvages
Mar 10 - Nantes, FR @ La Scène Michelet
Mar 11 - Bruxelles, BE @ Magasin 4
Mar 13 - Freiburg, DE @ Slow Club
Mar 16 - Berlin, DE @ Schokoladen
Mar 17 - Gdansk, PL @ B90
Mar 20 - Graz, AT @ Kapu
Mar 21 - Ljublijana, SI @ Klub Gromka

Discography:
Miasma (2020, Artoffact)
Creatura (2016, DioDrone)
Abisso (2013, Supernatural Cat)
Cor Cordium (2011, Supernatural Cat)
CroceVia (2008, Load)
Miastenia (2006, Load)
Cicatrici (2004, Bar La Muerte)
Vae Victis (2002, Bar La Muerte)
Assassine (2001, Bar La Muerte)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ovochannel/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ovochannel/
Bandcamp: https://ovomusic.bandcamp.com/
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DBspZAitax26H5f7ay6zg

Photo of OvO, by Erica Schneider

mercoledì 9 ottobre 2019

Super News

We are proud to announce that our new album "MIASMA" will be released on February 7th on Toronto-based Artoffact Records
Swamp Booking will take care of our european tour: ricky@swampbooking.de.



lunedì 16 settembre 2019

Autumn



07/09 Trbovlje, Zasavje Noisefest International

08/09 Fontanafredda, Astro Festival (dj set)

05/10 Bologna, Krakatoa

25/10 Torino, Festival Cinema Horror (Frankenstein)

27/10 Bologna, Mikasa (Frankenstein)

venerdì 18 gennaio 2019

2019 Tour



6/2 Bologna (I), Freakout
7/2 Torino (I), El Paso
8/2 Poncillon (F), Le Singe Blanc House
9/2 Dour (B), En Attendant Les Printemps Festival
10/2 Utrecht (NL), Moira (Frankenstein) 
13/2 Besançon (F), Les Passagers du Zinc
14/2 Olten (CH), Coq D'Or
15/2 Kufstein (A), Kulturfabrik (Frankenstein)

mercoledì 12 settembre 2018

"Mondo" New Single/Videoclip



OvO "Mondo", the new single and video, is out NOW!!!!
It will be ONLY out as digital release on Bandcamp, video and streaming. 
Directed by Trinity, powered by Dio Drone premiered by Rumore. Check it out!
https://rumoremag.com/2018/09/10/anteprima-video-degli-ovo-mondo/
> streaming & download here :https://diodrone.bandcamp.com/album/mondo

Credits video :

Director
Trinity
Cinematographer
Conrad Brueghel jr.

Produced by
OVO and Trinity

Actors
Ovo (Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella)
Camilla Abdinur
Francesca Zanardo
Whitney
Alba
Francesca Morello
Ludovica Abdinur
Claudia Madredisagio
Duna

Credits audio:
Stefania Pedretti vocals, guitar
Bruno Dorella electronics
Recorded by Giulio Ragno Favero and Mattia Dallara
Mixed and mastered by Giulio Ragno Favero
Produced by Ovo and Giulio Ragno Favero


"Mondo" è un esperimento. Quello di far nascere un pezzo che suonasse OvO partendo da una base stilisticamente lontanissima dal gruppo. Con l'implicito assunto che, una volta subito il trattamento di Stefania Pedretti alla chitarra e voce, potenzialmente qualunque base possa diventare OvO. Giocando, come fanno da qualche anno, con l'elettronica, ma soprattutto con i generi musicali, cosa che fanno da sempre, hanno partorito un piccolo mostro (forse il primo esemplare di un nuovo genere?). L'esperimento gli sembra talmente ben riuscito che hanno deciso di farlo uscire come progetto a sé, solo in digitale, supportato da un video di Trinity, che diventa protagonista del progetto e dà una ulteriore chiave di lettura al pezzo. Nel video ci sono comparse prese da diverse scene (noise, punk, rap) opportunamente mischiate in modo da eliminare l'appartenenza, a partire proprio dagli Ovo, sostituiti a loro volta. E ci hanno preso gusto, al punto che un altro esperimento simile seguirà a breve. Mondo è stato concepito da Bruno Dorella e Stefania Pedretti, ma non sarebbe stato possibile senza l' aiuto in produzione di Matta e Giulio Favero.


Trinity (Simona Diacci), videomaker, stylist e dj conosciuta per l’approccio personale, indipendente e libero nella realizzazione dei suoi progetti.
Lavora in ambito teatrale, musicale e performativo.
Conrad Brueghel jr. lavora come direttore della fotografia in ambito musicale e commerciale.

mercoledì 4 aprile 2018

European Creatour 2018


19.04 - Viaroma17 , Dueville IT

20.04 - Ekhaus, Vienna, AT 

21.04 - Koma, Ottensheim, AT 

22.04 - (A)void Floating Gallery, Prague CZ 

25.04 - Zukunft, Berlin, DE (Frankenstein) 

27.04 - Poglos, Warsaw, PL 

30.04 - Studio HPKSM, Goteborg, SE 

02.05 - Kafe Haeverk, Oslo, NO 

04.05 - Northern Discomfort, Copenhagen, DK 

05.05 - VL Fest, Halle, DE


For booking requests, please get in touch with aidan.swampbooking@gmail.com