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Völur, Louise Bock, Decarabia

  • Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park) 302 East Gorham Street Madison, WI, 53706 United States (map)

Toronto's Völur combine doom and beautiful discord. Info/tix


Toronto-based trio Völur perform in Wisconsin for the first time in a space that offers the perfect resonance for the group's heavy, atmospheric sound. Völur buries pastoral folk melodies of vocals and violin within slow, thick doom textures, and structures both patient and progressive. Their heathen spirituality, present in their lyrics and imagery, also cuts through on a sonic level, pulling moments of simplicity and beauty from dense passages of chaos and discord. This dichotomy is present on Völur's 2017 release, Ancestors—an exploration into the male counterparts of mythological heroines. The subject is a follow-up to Völur's 2016 album, Disir, which highlights various aspects of folkloric femininity. The trio boasts members of Blood Ceremony and Do Make Say Think, and perform here as part of a North American tour. Also performing is Louise Bock, the solo project of Spires That In The Sunset Rise member Taralie Peterson. A multi-instrumentalist and inventive improvisor, Peterson creates a sound unmistakably hers, each performance as adventurous and powerful as the next. Madison's newest drone metal project, Decarabia (members of Dysphoria, Serpent Lung, etc.) play here as well in their debut performance. —Emili Earhart

Earlier Event: October 26
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Later Event: October 27
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