Testökra opens for Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) at O-Cinema.
“Officially banned outside of Sweden for decades due to graphic imagery and an unabashed anti-clerical theme, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, has grown into a cinema legend one hears about but rarely, if ever, gets a chance to actually see inside a theater…”
“To add a pointless sense of symmetry, we end this month with another power duo in the shaped of the crushing yet consuming repetitive bludgeon of Holly Hunt – yet where Darkthrone are some 25 years deep into their career, Year One marks guitarist Gavin Perry and former Floor & Cavity drummer Beatriz Monteavaro’s debut record. (And yes, that noise is a guitar, even though it sounds like Galactus boring through a planet with a rusty mega-drill). Lumbering yet lithe, repetitive yet revealing, droning and meditative yet propulsive and elegantly psychedelic, at its core Year One is a bruising triumph of how to properly harness dynamics and total volume to create a cannon of riffs and tribal-tub-thumpery that creates the same feel as early OM might, were it channelled through Joe Preston’s spleen. Far, far more than the sum of their two parts.” - Toby Cook
Click here to hear “Happy Birthday” and for a list of upcoming BG shows.
BODY GARDEN = Teresa Liberatore (synthesizer) and Matthew Preira (tapes).
“Happy Birthday”= 15 minutes and 10 seconds at GRAMPS in Wynwood, Miami, Florida on February 13, 2013 as part of Kenny Millions’ BE CREATIVE OR DIE performance series. Limited to 50 copies in slim poly cases with silk screened art pasted to covers.