Dark and noisy ambient collective SUPERVØID (feat. Jo Quail) stream debut album « The Giant Nothing » in full; out May 7th on Subsound Records.
Dark ambient and avant-garde project SUPERVØID (with Eraldo Bernocchi, Xabier Iriondo, Jacopo Pierazzuoli, also featuring Jo Quail) teamed up with Invisible Oranges to premiere their mind-bending debut album ‘The Giant Nothing’, before it officially drops on vinyl and digital this May 7th on Subsound Records.
« The experimental doom-ambient group perfectly captures the blankness of space by iteratively exploring pulsating low-frequency mantras, wrapping them in tiers of ethereal sound. The Giant Nothing is an immense album, and much of that scale comes from how it hints at something even greater and unknowable out there. » — Metal Injection
Cellist and special guest Jo Quail comments: « This is a record unlike any other I’ve worked on. In my role as ‘lead line’ I was able to explore cello in a way that stands outside of standard collaborative work. Together we were able to explore texture and musical shape in such depth, and working with these master musicians is a privilege. I would love to bring this to a concert stage if we can! »
SUPERVØID is an instrumental three-piece formed by legendary producer and experimental guitarist Eraldo Bernocchi (Sigillum-S, Obake), multifaceted guitarist Xabier Iriondo (Tasaday, A Short Apnea, Buñuel), drummer Jacopo Pierazzuoli (Morkobot, Obake), also involving avant/classic cellist Jo Quail. The cello stands as a « voice-non-voice », laying captivating melodies and harmonic movements into the nothingness of the giant nothing, while the absence of bass player is highly compensated by Bernocchi’s sub-frequencies-laden riffing. « Imagine being launched in deep space. No idea where you’ll end up and if you ever arrive somewhere. This is what we felt when we recorded The Giant Nothing. We met, we jammed, we created instantly. No direction, no rules. Just emotions. » says the band.
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Produced by the band and mixed by Eraldo Bernocchi, SUPERVØID‘s debut album ‘The Giant Nothing’ is an emotional rollercoaster ranging from massive-sounding tracks that echo to the heavy music roots of its makers, to more ambient and soundtrack-oriented parts where baritone guitars and cello intertwine with noisy interventions and spacious percussions. Delivering huge impact in terms of emotions and energy, their music combines heavy riffs with cinematic atmospheres, ambient washes with gigantic barytone guitars, classical strings sections looped in real time with walls of noise, all juxtaposed to create an organic contrast. ‘The Giant Nothing’ will be issued worldwide on limited edition 12 » vinyl and digital through Subsound Records.
SUPERVØID ‘The Giant Nothing’
Out May 7th on Subsound Records – PREORDER
Supervøid: an empty section of space defined by the lack of superclusters. In this particular case, this empty section of space is missing an estimated 10,000 galaxies. Scientists suspect that it may be draining energy from light traveling through. Getting through such a big chasm takes hundreds of millions of years. The travel has begun.
Eraldo Bernocchi is an Italian composer, arranger, producer and guitarist with a solid reputation as an all-round sonic sculptor. Starting his career in the late ’70s as a guitarist in independent punk bands, Eraldo co-founded the conceptual audio project Sigillum-S which grew into a highly acclaimed international cult act. A relentless sound explorer, Eraldo Bernocchi has collaborated with numerous artists including Mick Harris, Bill Laswell, Nils Petter Molvaer, Harold Budd, Russell Mills, Toshinori Kondo, Almamegretta, Thomas Fehlmann, Zu, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Robin Guthrie, Colin Edwin, and Balazs Pandi among many others. A music score composer, he is also known for playing special events for H.H. The Dalai Lama in Italy. He toured and performed in the USA, Asia, and Europe and founded his own label RareNoise Records in 2008.
Multi-instrumentalist and producer Xabier Iriondo is the deus-ex-machina of some of the most adventurous musical projects that have been conceived in the last twenty years in Italy, such as Tasaday, A Short Apnea and Buñuel. He released over fifty albums on major and independent labels, and as a relentless sound manipulator, he has been exploring the possibilities offered by some self-built musical instruments for two decades now. He has performed in Europe, USA, Israel and Japan and collaborated with Damo Suzuki, ZU, Rhys Chatham, Peter Brotzmann, Carla Bozulich, Greg Dulli, OVO, Eraldo Bernocchi, and many other Italian artists.
Milano-based drummer Jacopo Pierazzuoli is now the drummer of Morkobot and Obake (next to Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, and Eraldo Bernocchi), Deneb Kaitos, Blackwood. He started his career playing rock, metal and electronic music, then moved to post-hardcore, drum’n’bass and even contemporary jazz, inspired by an interest in genre permeability and the deep search of his own original language. The result is a style that doesn’t fit in any box, halfway between metal and modern electronic music. He toured extensively, playing alongside the likes of Papa Roach, Ill Niño, Intronaut, Zu, The Ocean, Bridge To Solace, Zeni Geva.
London-based cellist and composer Jo Quail draws upon a myriad of influences, creating music that connects with and unites very diverse audiences. Whilst influenced by Bach, Debussy, Tavener and Bartok, and more contemporary artists such as Trent Reznor and Perry Farrell, her highly evocative and atmospheric songwriting follows its own singular path. Coupling extended cello techniques with looping technology, Jo creates elegiac and energetic soundscapes on stage, with no pre-recorded elements. As a solo artist she has released three albums and a live DVD to critical acclaim. She performs regularly in the UK and across the EU, and completed her 6th tour of Australia in March 2017. She has also performed her music in New Zealand, South Africa and Japan.
Xabier Iriondo — Guitars, Shahi Baaja, Noises
Eraldo Bernocchi — Baritone guitars
Jacopo Pierazzuoli — Drums and Percussions
Jo Quail — Cello
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