venerdì 3 aprile 2020

Updates

Miasma European tour 2020:
06.03 Torino, IT BLAH BLAH
07.03 Marseille (FR) L'Embobineuse08.03 Toulouse, IT Les Pavillons Sauvages
09.03 Rennes (FR) Le Terminus
10.03 Nantes, FR La Scène Michelet
11.03 Bruxelles, BE Magasin 4
12/03 Besançon (FR) Les Passagers Du Zinc
Canceled and has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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) Hydrozagadka 19.03 Prague (CZ) Underdogs
20.03 Linz, AT Kapu
21.03 Ljublijana, SI Klub Gromka, AKC Metelkova mesto
22.03 Zagreb (HR) Močvara
03.04 Ravenna (I) Bronson
04.04 Macerata(I) Dong

18.04 Arezzo (I) Sabogia Fest Canceled
Maybe..
24.04 Avellino(I) Blackhouse Blues
25.04 Terlizzi (I) MAT
08.05 Savona (I) Raindogs
09.05 Cuneo (I) Cinemavekkio
15.05 Milano (I) Cox18
22.05 Caserta (I) Spartaco
23.05 Firenze (I) HYDRA Fest, Next Emerson
More dates to be announced

Booking: Swamp Booking ricky@swampbooking.de
"MIASMA" is out on Toronto-based Artoffact Records.

mercoledì 26 febbraio 2020

Miasma tour 2020


  Photo: Erica Schneider
    
    13.02 Bologna (I) Freakout Club
    14.02 Pescara (I) Scumm
    15.02 Roma (I) Klang
    22.02 Busto Arsizio (I) Circolo Gagarin
    06.03 Torino (I) Blah Blah
    07.03 Marseille (FR) L'Embobineuse
    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
    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) Močvara
    03.04 Ravenna (I) Bronson
    04.04 Macerata(I) Dong
    18.04 Arezzo (I) Sabogia Fest
    24.04 Avellino(I) Blackhouse Blues
    25.04 Terlizzi (I) MAT
    08.05 Savona (I) Raindogs
    09.05 Cuneo (I) Cinemavekkio
    15.05 Milano (I) Cox18
    22.05 Caserta (I) Spartaco
    23.05 Firenze (I) HYDRA Fest, Next Emerson
    More dates to be announced
    

    Booking: Swamp Booking ricky@swampbooking.de
   "MIASMA" is out on Toronto-based Artoffact Records.

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=

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:
13.02 Bologna (I) Freakout Club
14.02 Pescara (I) Scumm
15.02 Roma (I) Klang
22.02 Busto Arsizio (I) Circolo Gagarin
06.03 Torino (I) Blah Blah
07.03 Marseille (FR) L'Embobineuse08.03 Toulouse (FR) Les Pavillons Sauvages
09.03 Rennes (FR) Le Terminus
10.03 Nantes (FR) La Scène Michelet
11.03 Bruxelles (B) Magasin 4
13.03 Freiburg (DE) Slow Club
14.03 Leipzig (DE) Zoro
16.03 Berlin (DE) Schokoladen
17.03 Gdansk (PL) Dizzy Grizzly
18.03 Warszawa (PL) Hydrozagadka 19.03 Prague (CZ) Underdogs
20.03 Linz (A) Kapu
21.03 Ljublijana (SLO) Klub Gromka
22.03 Zagreb (HR) Močvara 

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