Unsound presents Lustmord in London this September
Yes, you read that right. Those of you in London (and those that can get to the city) are in the privileged position of seeing the dark one himself, Lustmord perform on September 27th at Unsound. And if you didn’t know already, a new album is dropping this summer on Blackest Ever Black. The Barbican tell you what you need to know:
Welsh-born, California-based Brian Williams (aka Lustmord) brings his solo A/V show to London. First emerged as an associate of industrial outfit SPK in the early ‘80s, Williams subsequently embarked on a solo career which has seen him at the forefront of dark and daring ambient for over 30 years.
His new album, The Word As Power (Blackest Ever Black) presents us with a desolate landscape populated by electronics, immense sub-bass and acoustic phenomena harnessed and arranged to stimulate feelings of dread, but also escape, renewal and rebirth.
Polish jazz pianist and composer Piotr Orzechowski (aka Pianohooligan) completes the double-bill. One of the most awarded musicians of his generation, the 23-year-old has been the recipient of the first prize at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition and has collaborated with an eclectic list of artists including Krzysztof Penderecki and Adrian Utley from Portishead.
If you’re a fan of the darkest of dark ambient you’ll find none better than Lustmord – a true master of the craft. Tickets are certain to sell out as this is the first time in 20 years Williams will have performed in the UK. I’ve already got mine, so see you front and centre.
In related Lustmord news, his most highly regarded (and sought after) 1990 album Heresy is due a re-release any day now on Ant Zen.