Aluk Todolo conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings.
Aluk Todolo’s “Occult Rock” is wonderfully thought provoking, always enthralling, and trance inducing, so they achieve exactly what they set out to create. You can read, work, relax, or run to this music, and it really would fit the scene just fine.
“For better and worse, audacity is an essential aspect of Aluk Todolo. After all, for the bulk of the last decade, the French trio of black metal veterans has attempted an unwieldy mission– to set the dark sounds of their past to the typically kaleidoscopic expanses of krautrock. That task actually seems feasible for a band with enough gumption to lift its name from an ancient, ritualistic religion practiced by a third of the people in a mountainous region of Indonesia, or an act that insists its music is a way to leave he world behind. “The requested conditions to play our music,” drummer Antoine Hadjioannou said in a 2007 interview, “is to get in a trance and forget everything… when the musician finally disappears behind the forces he does summon.”
One man project Lussuria form the US East Coast is at home in a cursed place. A bombed out city that echoes Italian Horror-Soundtracks from the 70s.
“Seamless sound collage taking you through all the various rooms in the house. While blindfolded you reach for things familiar but everything feels different in the dark.”
Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 12 € / doors 14 € / 20.00 h