NEW ALBUM FLESH AND MACHINE OUT NOW
2015 European Tour Dates Announced
“Anti-Thesis” is a celebration of “body music,” a sound more visceral than Lanois’ classic ambient experiments with Brian Eno, but with a similar bent towards the hypnotic and immersive, stretched out into structures that proclaim texture and rhythm over hooks and pop structure. From Can to Ornette Coleman, this is music that often fails to cut through traditional media channels because the expansive nature doesn’t lend itself to our quick click culture, but music that lives on in secret societies until it becomes the defining sound of the decades that follow.
These three artists couldn’t be more different in terms of industry tropes like “genre,” but within this context of “body music,” they are bonded. Take Lanois’ remixes of The Antlers, and now, Tinariwen: on The Antlers remix, he takes an already ruminative tune into an even more spiritual/ambient mode, while for the Tinariwen remix, he uses his sonic skills to amp up the patented rhythmic throb of the track, creating something that evokes both the past and future.
So why are we doing “Anti-Thesis?” Because outsider music needs to start somewhere before it comes in from the cold. Because this music needs to be heard and more importantly “felt.” Because the union of these three great artists promises to generate new and unique sonic landscapes.
Daniel Lanois will be touring in Europe in April 2015, in support of his new album Flesh And Machine. Please find the full list of dates below:
April 5th – Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden
April 7th – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
April 8th – Posten, Odense, Denmark
April 9th – Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany
April 11th – Zoetermeer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 12th – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
April 14th – Islington Assembly Hall, London, England
April 16th – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
April 18th – La Cigale, Paris, France
April 19th – X-TRA Zurich, Switzerland
April 20th – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
April 22nd – Teatre Principal Barcelona, Spain