It was nearly two years ago that I ventured to Iceland with the group Lullabies for Falling Empires to start recording a very special record… and I’m happy to announce that it will finally be released on Saturday, April 5th!
That night, we’ll be performing the whole album, with visuals, and I’ll also be doing a solo set, my first one with my brand-new electronics setup … and also my last show before I head off to Europe and then California for the Spring, for various shows and projects with Blue Crime, Filastine, and Dave Malloy.
The venue is a beautiful church where Nils Frahm and others have had concerts. It’s a great space. Hope you can make it!
Lullabies for Falling Empires & Brent Arnold
Snow Love album release
Saturday April 5th
6pm reception / 7pm concert
West Park Presbyterian Church 165 w86th st. NYC
86th at Amsterdam, very close to 1 train
$10 advance / $15 at door
Lullabies for Falling Empires is a New York City-based indie/orchestral audio-visual ensemble. With cellos, violin, drums, guitar, ukulele, keyboards, bass guitar, found sounds, and an array of exotic devices, Lullabies builds textures from shimmering to epic, synchronized to evocative original film & video projections.
Almost two years ago, the band travelled to Reykjavik, Iceland, to record with Sigur Ros engineer Birgir Jon Birgisson at Sundlaugin Studio, aka “The Swimming Pool”. The resulting album, Snow Love, is finally complete, and to celebrate its release, the band will perform it in its entirety in a special concert on April 5, 2014 at West Park Presbyterian Church.
Opening is cellist and composer Brent Arnold, whose wildly unorthodox approach to his instrument incorporates delicate guitar-like fingerpicking and experimental electronics. He has worked with Louis C.K., Reggie Watts, Kristin Hersh, DJ/Rupture, Eyvind Kang, Jherek Bischoff, and Dave Malloy, among many others.
This very special concert will be preceded by a reception with the band.