Laniakea A Pot Of Powdered Nettles on LP
Named after the galactic supercluster, Laniakea is the celestial music duo of Daniel O'Sullivan (Ulver) and Massimo Pupillo (Zu). Cosmic hymns and atomized riffs slowed and stretched to unveil a pantheon of sound drawing on a rich tapestry of influences ranging from the plainchant of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice Coltrane's Ashram tapes to the monolithic bass frequencies of Godflesh. Laniakea investigates the micro and the macro in hermetic ubiquity. As above so below.
Interestingly, A Pot Of Powdered Nettles serves as an in memoriam to Ian Johnstone, associate of Coil (one of the most influential and best-known industrial/occult music groups of all-time) and also features the incredible vocals of Francois Testory, another Coil associate, who is known for singing on the band's infamous Ape Of Naples track "Going Up. For fans of Animal Collective, Hildegard von Bingen, Alice Coltrane, Four Tet, Coil, Psychic TV, Ulver, Sunn O)))), Godflesh, Current 93, Dead Can Dance and Brian Eno.