"Jhonn," Uttered Babylon
DAVID TIBET (UK) - JAMES BLACKSHAW (UK) - ANDREW LILES (UK)
REINIER VAN HOUDT (NL) - ALOMA RUIZ BOADA (ES)
David Tibet: Vocals
James Blackshaw: Guitars, Harmonium
Aloma Ruiz Boada: Violin
Andrew Liles: Guitar, electronics
Reinier van Houdt: Piano
Davide Pepe: Hallucinatory Utter Film
MYRNINEREST was formed in 2012 by David Tibet as a new Sphere for him and his friends and family to work within. David founded Current 93 - remember their mesmerizing two concerts in 2011 at the Open Circuit Pand 'Koloniale Waren' - in 1984 and has since worked with such idiosyncratic artists as Nurse With Wound, Nick Cave, Shirley Collins, Tiny Tim, Antony, Bill Fay, Nick Blinko and Baby Dee. Also a publisher and artist, he recently had an exhibition of his paintings, Magog at the Maypole (Sex of Stars) at NYC's prestigious White Columns gallery.
For MYRNINEREST he works with guitarist James Blackshaw, whose extraordinary new album, Love Is the Plan, the Plan Is Death, was released recently on Important records. Highly regarded for his pieces for solo 12-string guitar, nylon-string classical guitar and piano, Blackshaw employs finger-picking techniques to create drones, overtones and repeating patterns, alongside a strong inclination for melody, creating instrumental music that is both intelligent, hypnotic and emotional.
MYRNINEREST's debut album "Jhonn," Uttered Babylon is a hallucinatory and harrowing work about the life and death of Coil's Jhonn Balance as seen through the eyes of his close friend and colleague David Tibet. With all music on the album composed and played by James Blackshaw, Tibet and Blackshaw are joined onstage by Current 93's violinist Aloma Ruiz Boada, Andrew Liles (electronics), and Reinier van Houdt (piano/organ).
As MYRNINEREST perform, a specially commissioned new film by Davide Pepe about Jhonn Balance - using archival material from David Tibet's own collection and photographs supplied by Jhonn's father - is projected behind them.
The ensemble made its debut performance at Antony's Meltdown Festival in London in August 2012. After Berlin and Lucern they will introduce Myrninerest "Jhonn," Uttered Babylon for the first time live in Belgium at kunstencentrum BELGIE on March 23rd 2013.
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