A tonal shifting minimal exploit of human consciousness through experimental music making. The incorrectly pronounceable (!?) group draw influence from such saints of strange music as CAN, Faust, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Cluster & Brian Eno.
Their latest offering, and tenth release, is an LP that begins with luxurious textures building through ambient and elusive melodies, growing beyond expectation into repetitious hard banger jams and back to ¡NO!’s instinctually primitive tribalesque mode.
Produced by ¡NO! and Andy Walsh in 2016 at a recording studio assembled in an abandoned cable factory in the Coombe, Dublin 8, the album is lasting contemporary music for all genres and generations. Mastered by Stephen Quinn at analog heart audio, the disc has been meticulously crafted and is presented in unique artwork by Parisian artist Marc Antoine Beaufils.
For those of you familiar with the music and style of ¡NO!, you are in for a treat.
For the uninitiated;
¡NO! is Fergus Cullen: saxophones, guitars, voice, keys, synthesizer, clarinet, piano, flutes.
Jamie Davis: drums, percussion, saxophone.
Damien Lennon: bass, synth, percussion.
* (and formerly Graham Montgomery: guitars, keys, synth, Roland Handsonic, mbira, percussion; Graham appears on Sediments).
Sediments Album Launch, featuring ¡NO!, Rigmarole (fronted by Engine Alley’s Canice Kenealy) and other guests TBA. Friday 3rd November, Jigsaw, 10 Belvedere Court, near Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. Doors 8pm. 10 euro Admission includes vinyl copy of the LP.
¡NO! is composed of: Fergus Cullen: saxophones, guitars, voice, keys, synthesizer, clarinet, piano, flutes, Jamie Davis: drums, percussion, saxophone, Damien Lennon: bass, synth, percussion
* (and formerly Graham Montgomery: guitars, keys, synth, Roland Handsonic, mbira, percussion; Graham appears on Sediments, but has since left the group).
¡NO! are para-psychedelic spontaneous composers based in Dublin. They have created and curated Concrete Soup, Dublin’s acclaimed monthly improvised music residency, featuring international and domestic guests in live collaboration with the hosts. ¡NO!bodies have worked with iconic underground pioneers including, Glenn Branca, Damo Suzuki (Can), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mother’s Temple), Itaru Oki and Alfred 23 Harth. The group is prolific beyond concerns for commerciality. Since 2014 they have released a radio session (digital release) and 8 studio improvisations. Sediments will be their tenth release in three years.