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‘Flower Of Sulphur’ is a transfixing piece of continuous improvisation from three experimental luminaries: multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), internationally acclaimed percussionist Susie Ibarra and artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens).
In addition to her work in Boredoms and OOIOO, YoshimiO recently released an album with her modern Indian raga quartet SAICOBAB as the group’s vocalist and has released collaborative albums with Mats Gustafsson, Jim O’Rourke and Kim Gordon (ex-Sonic Youth).
Susie Ibarra is one of the most significant female percussionists and composers of our time, known for her work as a performer within contemporary, avant-garde, jazz, classical and world music. Ibarra has studied with free jazz greats Earl Buster Smith and Milford Graves, as well as Philippine Kulintang gong-chime music with Danongan Kalanduyan. Ibarra has worked with the likes of John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Yuka Honda and many more. Ibarra’s most recent album, ‘Perception’, was praised by the New York Times.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe has recently contributed music to the Jóhann Jóhannsson scored films ‘Sicario’ and ‘Arrival’ and is curating an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan. Lowe is also known for his work as Lichens and as a member of Om. In September 2017 Lowe was featured on the cover of The Wire.
The trio’s jaw dropping performance was recorded in December 2016 at Roulette in Brooklyn. Flower of Sulphur documents a singular evening of exquisite sound and exceptional performance. Absolutely an essential album, pristinely recorded, and capturing a rare performance. A must have for any fans of creative innovation and improvisation.
The trio are hoping to make additional live performances throughout 2018.
“In the seemingly impenetrable, fantastic murkiness of Japanese experimental psych pop, more often than not, Yoshimi has been a beacon.” - FADER
“[Susie Ibarra is] a highly regarded and ubiquitous figure on New York’s fertile downtown improvising scene.” - Modern Drummer
“Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an enduring voice in the US underground, producing everything from math rock to ambient to vocals in sci-fi blockbuster ‘Arrival’.” - The Guardian