venerdì 7 febbraio 2020

Miasma out TODAY


OVO “MIASMA” (Artoffact Records) 




STATEMENT: 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. OvO, on their 10th album, are trying to reprezent how close science fiction and reality are nowadays, and how close to us the miasma really is. They made a step back into their punk/hardcore roots, kept their typical organic and noisy electronics as well as the contamination between tribalism and futurism, and added a significative amount of chaos, in the alchemic representation of the three phases of miasma (Psora, Lue and Sicosi, according to Hahnemann's essay in 1828). And they achieved one of their sickest albums.
Miasma its music as: "Our personal ode to positive rage... a challenge against the inflexibility of the society... a united fight for everybody’s freedom."

MAKING OF: as the two previous ones (“Abisso” and “Creatura”) it all started with some loops and patterns that drummer Bruno Dorella proposed to singer and guitar player Stefania Pedretti. He used his very minimal drum set (a floor tom, a snare, a hi hat and a ride) and some samples that were created for the purpose by himself and some friends and masters such as Eraldo Bernocchi (Sigillum S, Blackwoods, Black Engine, Obake and many more), a034, Ripit, Paolo Bandera (Sigillum S, Sshe Retina Stimulants), Matteo Vallicelli (Soft Moon) and Giovanni Lami. 
Stefania picked the ones she liked, changed some of the structures to adapt them, and then played and singed on them. We left some space for some friends that we wanted to contribute to the album, and so we have the great norwegian band Arabrot on “L'Eremita”, the trapper Gnucci on “Testing My Poise”, and Gabriele Lepera (of the italian synthpunk saboteurs Holiday Inn) on “Burn De Haus”.

ARTWORK: the graphical display of the miasma virus has been drawned by London-based tattoo artist Michele Servadio.

TOUR: OvO are known for their long tours and intense live activity, with more than 1000 shows. In 2020 they will celebrate their 20th anniversary, and they will definitely bring “Miasma” on another endless tour, starting next week:

OvO MIASMA TOUR 2020 by Swamp Booking
13.02 Bologna (I) Freakout Club
14.02 Pescara (I) Scumm
15.02 Roma (I) Klang Roma
22.02 Busto Arsizio (I) Circolo Gagarin
06.03 Torino (I) BLAH BLAH
07.03 Marseille (FR) EMBOBINEUSE THEATRE DE FORTUNE
08.03 Toulouse (FR) Les Pavillons Sauvages
09.03 Rennes (FR) Le Terminus
10.03 Nantes (FR) La Scène Michelet
11.03 Bruxelles (B) Magasin 4
12/03 Besançon (FR) Les Passagers Du Zinc
13.03 Freiburg (DE) Slow Club Freiburg
14.03 Leipzig (DE) Zoro
16.03 Berlin (DE) Schokoladen
17.03 Gdansk (PL) Dizzy Grizzly
18.03 Warszawa (PL) Chmury
19.03 Prague (CZ) Underdogs'
20.03 Linz (A) KAPU
21.03 Ljublijana (SLO) Klub Gromka
22.03 Zagreb (HR) Klub Močvara
03.04 Ravenna (I) Bronson
and more are coming...


Photos: Erica Schneider

giovedì 30 gennaio 2020



WATCH THE STUNNING OvO “QUEER FIGHT” VIDEO premiere on CVLT Nation!!!!
Directed by Lele Marcojanni
with Mario/MaryLou and OvO
Produced by: OvO, Artoffact Records and DAS Bologna
Costumes by Stefania Pedretti

"Queer Fight is our personal ode to positive rage. It is the metaphor of everyday life: people fighting rules which don’t give space for diversity, a challenge against the inflexibility of the society. It wants to be a motto for a united fight for everybody’s freedom."

Artoffact Records| The Chain | Gordeon Music | Digipur | Swamp Booking





venerdì 24 gennaio 2020

OvO "You Living Lie" single




OUT NOW new single "You Living Lie," from its upcoming, ninth full-length album, Miasma (out February 7th on Artoffact Records)

"Best described as an apocalyptic dance track, "You Living Lie" showcases the different extremes that make up OvO's wildly unique sound. Heavy sludge-doom rubs up against a funky, minimal, electro beat, while vocalist Stefania Pedretti terrorizes with maniacal vocals, spewed out in her native Italian. "
Pre-order and pre-save Miasma here:
https://orcd.co/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." Decibel has hailed the band's sound as “a David Lynch dance party.”

OvO's ninth album, Miasma, features guest appearances by members of Arabrot Official, The Soft Moon, Gnučči, Holiday INN - Holiday INN and more, and sees OvO continue down its path, mixing tribalism and futurism by way of radical cross-contaminations of sounds, rhythms, and genres.

OvO embarks on a European tour in February.

Feb 13 - Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
Feb 14 - Pescara, IT @ Scumm
Feb 15 - Rome, IT @ Klang
Feb 22 - Busto Arsizio @ Circolo Gagarin
Mar 6 - Torino, IT @ Blah Blah
Mar 7 - Marseille, FR @ L'Embobineuse
Mar 8 - Toulouse, FR @ Les Pavillons Sauvages
Mar 9 - Rennes, FR @ Le Terminus
Mar 10 - Nantes, FR @ La Scène Michelet
Mar 11 - Bruxelles, BE @ Magasin 4
Mar 13 - Freiburg, DE @ Slow Club
Mar 14 - Leipzig, DE @ Zoro
Mar 16 - Berlin, DE @ Schokoladen
Mar 17 - Gdansk, PL @ Dizzy Grizzly
Mar 18 - Warszawa, PL @ Hydrozagadka
Mar 19 - Prague, CZ @ Underdogs
Mar 20 - Linz, AT @ Kapu
Mar 21 - Ljubljana, SI @ Klub Gromka
Mar 22 - Zagreb, HR @ Močvara
Apr 3 - Ravenna, IT @ Bronson

Swamp Booking
Art work by Servadio

venerdì 10 gennaio 2020

OvO - "Queer Fight" Single



"Queer Fight" Stream the single and pre-order the album, here:

 on Spotify:

"Queer Fight is our personal ode to positive rage. It is the metaphor of everyday life: people fighting rules which don’t give space for diversity, a challenge against the inflexibility of the society. It wants to be a motto for a united fight for everybody’s freedom."

"Queer Fight" is our new single from upcoming, ninth album "Miasma" on Artoffact Records; European tour kicks off in February

 Miasma will be released on February 7th by Artoffact Records.

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 has hailed the band's sound as “a David Lynch dance party.”

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

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.
 A European tour kicks off in February.

Feb 13 - Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
Feb 14 - Pescara, IT @ Scumm
Feb 15 - Rome, IT @ Klang
Feb 22 - Busto Arsizio @ Circolo Gagarin
Mar 6 - Torino, IT @ Blah Blah
Mar 7 - Marseille, FR @ L'Embobineuse
Mar 8 - Toulouse, FR @ Les Pavillons Sauvages
Mar 9 - Rennes, FR @ Le Terminus
Mar 10 - Nantes, FR @ La Scène Michelet
Mar 11 - Bruxelles, BE @ Magasin 4
Mar 13 - Freiburg, DE @ Slow Club
Mar 14 - Leipzig, DE @ Zoro
Mar 16 - Berlin, DE @ Schokoladen
Mar 17 - Gdansk, PL @ Dizzy Grizzly
Mar 18 - Warszawa, PL @ Hydrozagadka
Mar 19 - Prague, CZ @ Underdogs
Mar 20 - Linz, AT @ Kapu
Mar 21 - Ljubljana, SI @ Klub Gromka
Mar 22 - Zagreb, HR @ Močvara
Apr 3 - Ravenna, IT @ Bronson

More dates to be announced
Booking: Swamp Booking ricky@swampbooking.de
Photo by Erica Schneider
Artwork by Michele Servadio
Streaming: https://orcd.co/miasma
Bandcamp: https://ovomusic.bandcamp.com/
EU Shop: https://artoffact.aisamerch.de/navi.php?qs=Miasma&search=