Mamiffer Start To See The World


Aaron Turner’s project reveal second single

Mamiffer (the duo of Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner [ISIS, Sumac, Old Man Gloom]) have premiered the second single from their dynamic and compelling new album (The World Unseen, due out April 1st on their own SIGE Records).  Listen to “Flower of the Field II” on TinyMixTapes, who said “Coloccia’s multi-tracked voices hover like specters, effortlessly blurring an early choral music influence into the context of Mamiffer’s dark, all-enveloping sound.”  For Mamiffer, music is a divine language, a code to be deciphered, a map riddled with clues. The World Unseen is a conceptual and liminal document of numinous connection through an experience with loss. It is an exploration of subconscious and psychic bonds between the past and present, and the ways in which the musical devices of repetition and incantation create hands across the chasm that divide the human from the divine.
It was a slow and patient journey to arrive at the final formation of The World Unseen.  Chance, accident and imperfections were used as compositional tools, and unplanned chaos revealed itself as having its own harmonious order and healing litany. The songs took their shape from source material that stretched back as far as 2011. Mamiffer then began to capture those songs in recording sessions at their home studio and at AVAST! Studio in Seattle with producer/engineer Randall Dunn throughout 2013 and 2014. Through the use of piano, voice, guitar, Wurlitzer organ, bass synthesizer, tape machines, and effects pedals, The World Unseen is an eight-song aural lexicon that vacillates between Arvo Pärt’s delicate minimalist beauty, Thomas Köner’s narcotic pulses of noise, and Richard Pinhas’ sublime textural patterns. Further expanding upon their explorations, Mamiffer enlisted Eyvind Kang for string arrangements. Geneviève Beaulieu (Menace Ruine) and Joe Preston (Thrones) make guest appearances on “Domestication of the Ewe pt. III”, contributing additional choral vocals and bass, and adding greater dimension to their auditory crossings. Despite this impressive arsenal of musicians and instruments, Mamiffer ultimately depends as much on empty space as they do upon the various oscillating frequencies within their sound.
The World Unseen sees the light of day April 1, 2016 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via SIGE Records in the U.S. and as a CD with a bonus disc on Daymare Records in Japan.  Additionally, Mamiffer have announced a two week tour in March and April in support of the album’s release.  Following their performance at Treefort Music Festival in Boise (March 24-27), Mamiffer will play five shows that will take them to Knoxville, TN for Big Ears Festival, then they’ll circle back through the midwest for four more dates that will end at Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City.  Check out the tour routing, which also includes stops in Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Columbia, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee & Minneapolis, below.
The World Unseen Track Listing:
1. By the Light of My Body
3. 13 Burning Stars
4. Mara
5. Domestication of the Ewe – part I
6. Domestication of the Ewe – part II
7. Domestication of the Ewe – part III
8. Parthenogenesis
March 24-27  Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
March 25  Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
March 26  Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
March 28  Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers
March 29  Columbia, MO @ Club Berlin
March 30  St. Louis, MO @ Foam
March 31  Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
April 1  Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
April 2  Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
April 3  Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
April 4  Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
April 5-9  Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
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