Sunday, July 26, 2009

SUNN O))), Pelican, Eagle Twin, The Accüsed - Southern Lord
West Coast Tour: Aug 5 - 14

No need for me to get verbosely hyperbolic on this one. What is going to be *The Metal Show* of this year in
Seattle is happening over the course of two nights the first week of August. In particular, the quartet of Eagle Twin,
Pelican, Earth and SUNN O))) on Thursday. Considering the weight, volume and majestic Doom Metal virtuosity
to be on display by any one of these bands, the combined effect promises to be Truly Crushing. These west coast
shows should really be called: The Sonically-induced Structural Damage to Buildings Tour. SUNN O)))'s motto:
"MAXIMUM VOLUME YIELDS MAXIMUM RESULTS" to be realized in cities up and down the West Coast this summer:

Link to Southern Lord's SUNN O))) West Coast Tour site

Links to The Wire's "Monoliths & Dimensions" SUNN O))) interviews site

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ulrich Seidl's new film "Import/Export" Opens : Jul 31 - NYC

Ulrich Seidl's newest finally get's a (very) limited Us release, a year and a half after it's Cannes
premiere. Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson has described the work of Ulrich Seidl as "the
closest thing to hell that I've ever seen on film". His new one, "Import/Export" which premiered
at last year's Cannes, induced a state of late-night torpor (after eating 4 1/2 lbs of oranges all at
once) in me... but that have have been the oranges. Truly desolate. It was beautiful though, both
in the technique and the visual content of the landscapes the drama unfolds within. The 'Hell' of
post-Communism labor exploitation in set in the 'Heaven' of the Eastern European landscapes
(urban nightmare-slums aside). Nearly a decade late, inspiring to see Seidl continuing on with
the ideas first explored in his Jury Prize winning "Dog Days" of 2001.

Link to Ulrich Seidl filmography site

Link to official "Import/Export" site