Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Russian Circles on AoH in Pitchfork

Really flattering words about Anatomy of Habit, from Russian Circles, in their Pitchfork Guest List:

"Chicago’s got a lot of really conceptual metal going on lately. There’s Nachtmystium and their forays into prog, Bloodiest and their spaghetti western twang, Atlas Moth and their little-bit-of-everything, just to name a few. Anatomy of Habit aren’t really known outside of Chicago but hopefully their debut will help get the name out. Their combination of proto-industrial rattle-and-clang with sludge metal dirge-and-pummel is an exhilarating exercise in tension and release."

Chicago Reader on Wrekmeister Harmonies - 12/27

As Wrekmeister Harmonies—a bastardization of the title of the 2000 film Werckmeister Harmonies, by the great Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr—Chicago sound artist J.R. Robinson creates resonant, long-form drone pieces and slow-moving ambient excursions, in both cases using field recordings made around the world, often in famous art museums like the Getty or Centre Pompidou. Last month Robinson performed a live score for Michael Snow's classic 1967 structuralist film Wavelength in Los Angeles, and this week he scores his own homage to structuralism, the 45-minute film You've Always Meant So Much to Me. He's assembled an impressive lineup to play a soundtrack that his publicity materials say explores "the darkest corners of ambient black metal." Given that he's got help from Jef Whitehead (Leviathan), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Twilight), Stavros Giannopoulos (the Atlas Moth), Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit), and Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors), I'm willing to believe it. —Peter Margasak

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AoH 2012...

Anatomy of Habit will not be playing any shows in January but we are now booked to record later in the month with engineer John McEntire (of Tortoise) at Soma Studio.