Announces New Album Blue Lambency Downward, May 6th on Hydra Head * US Dates w/ Earth!
If you like your prog dark and your subject matter obtuse, Kayo Dot’s your band. - Dusted
Those willing to give this Boston octet a chance will discover a musical vision unlike anything else out there. - DeadTide.com
The more we write these things, the more we begin to think that words simply don’t suffice. It’s like, first Pyramids, then Torche, and now this: Back-to-back-to-back WTF?s. We were thinking about how we should describe Blue Lambency Downward, and all kinds of phrases popped up—phrases like “a sonic experience unlike any other,” “Kayo Dot send irreverent compositional colors and supreme tonal iridescence bursting through the underground’s monotonous black & white” or “Kayo Dot levy a jazz-tinged sadness upon experimental rock’s triumphalist tendencies”—phrases sullied by overuse, vague incompatibility and the fact that if you’re reading this with even a passing interest, the word “jazz” probably bums you out.
And yet multi-instrumentalists Toby Driver and Mia Matsumiya lull you into a dream state with a small cavalcade of instrumentation, plying an almost noir-ish sensibility at once moody and contemplative, bristling and demure. With a history that includes avant-metallurgists Maudlin Of The Well (Driver was the band’s, uh, driving force), John Zorn’s Tzadik Records (2003’s Choirs Of The Eye), Robotic Empire (2006’s Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue), and instruction from renowned jazz musician Dr. Yusef Lateef, Kayo Dot have delivered an unclassifiable masterpiece.
Track Listing for Blue Lambency Downward:
Blue Lambency Downward 10:00
Clelia Walking 5:29
Right Hand is the One I Want 6:54
The Sow Submits 4:02
The Awkward Wind Wheel 3:29
The Useless Ladder 2:40
Symmetrical Arizona 10:48
Kayo Dot Live!
US w/ Earth!
May 4 2008 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
May 5 2008 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 6 2008 The Knitting Factory New York, New York
May 25 2008 TBA, France w/ Gregor Samsa
May 26 2008 Main d’Oeuvres Paris, France w/ Gregor Samsa
May 27 2008 TBA, Switzerlandw/ Gregor Samsa
May 28 2008 Treibhaus Luzerne, Switzerland w/ Gregor Samsa
May 29 2008 Belvedere Namur, Belgium w/ Gregor Samsa
May 30 2008 Dqliq Luxembourg w/ Gregor Samsa
May 31 2008 Gleis 22 Munster, Germany w/ Gregor Samsa
Jun 1 2008 TBA with Gregor Samsa TBA, Benelux w/ Gregor Samsa
Jun 2 2008 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Jun 3 2008 Lades Kaelder Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 4 2008 Az Conni Dresden, Germany
Jun 5 2008 Chateau Rouge Prague, CZ
Jun 6 2008 Feierwerk Munich, Germany
Jun 7 2008 Elfer Frankfurt, Germany
Jun 8 2008 Worm Rotterdam, Netherlands
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