Tuesday, November 29, 2016

OvO + Cvlt Nation

"Dirgy ocean of pulsating noise... It's time to get your freak on."
–Cvlt Nation

"Rhythmic, layered, sludgy noise... A David Lynch dance party."

"Punctuated by slamming, swampy drums, squalls of feedback and punchy guitar riffs, as well as Stefania Pedretti's no-holds-barred vocal."
–The Quietus

"They play music – rhythmic noise, really – that simmers with a flat-affect malice, owing equal debts to extreme metal, noise rock, industrial music, and dark electronica. Lurching metal/noise collages topped with wordless shrieking... Feverish energy... A melodic heart that calls '80s slasher scores to mind."

Cvlt Nation has premiered "Freakout," the latest track off upcoming new OvO album, Creatura. A "dirgy ocean of pulsating noise," "Freakout" is a prime slice of the veteran Italian duo's raw and dramatic sound – a unique mix of primitive industrial, horror-movie ambience, and noise-rock punishment, led by the theatrically demonic vocals of Stefania Pedretti. 

Counting Swans and Diamanda Galas as their biggest influences, Pedretti and co-conspirator Bruno Dorella have spent the past 16 years releasing albums on labels like Load Records (Lightning Bolt, Prurient), and performing across the globe with the likes of Godflesh and Thrones for a total of almost 1,000 shows to date.

Out next Friday, December 9th, on Dio Drone Records, Creatura is OvO's ninth full-length album. It was recorded by Lorenzo Stecconi (Zu, Ufomammut) at a theater company's warehouse in Ravenna, Italy, mixed by Giulio Favero, and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse).

Photo by Francesca Morello