Kayo Dot Album News2013-03-14 by Xenophanes STAFF | 51 Comments
|Experimental music group Kayo Dot have sent out a newsletter detailing their plans for a new record. Entitled Hubardo, the 90 minute, double album will mark the band's tenth anniversary. The press release can be read below:|
Boston-born, and now New York City-based veteran avant-metallers KAYO DOT, led by Toby Driver, are set to hit the studio for their 7th album, Hubardo, this April. This album will mark the 10-year anniversary of KAYO DOT's debut and landmark release, Choirs of The Eye, and the band will trek out to Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington, with producer RANDALL DUNN (SunnO))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Black Mountain) returning to the helm.
Hubardo is an approximately 90-minute conceptual epic double-album, with story and lyrics written by longtime lyricist and former MAUDLIN OF THE WELL vocalist, Jason Byron. Musically, the album covers the spectrum of all of the band's works, from the sparse doomy elements of Choirs of The Eye, to the blast-beat, woodwind-driven Gamma Knife, the chorus-bass goth fusion of Coyote, and even lush orchestrated prog moments harkening back to the days of their previous band, MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, and, as with all the band's releases, Driver and Co. venturing into new territory. The album sees a returning cast of characters with Toby Driver on Bass, Keys, Guitars and Vocals, Terran Olson on Keys and Woodwinds, Daniel Means on Woodwinds and Synth, Mia Matsumiya on violin, Tim Byrnes on Trumpet and Horn in F, the first proper studio recording with Keith Abrams on drums, and the first recording contribution of longtime live collaborator Ron Varod on Guitar. Hubardo will also feature a very special guest vocal appearance by Jason Byron - his first recorded appearance since MAUDLIN OF THE WELL's 2001 albums, Bath and Leaving Your Body Map.
This album will be self-released on the band's own imprint, ICE LEVEL MUSIC, and pre-orders will be taken to help fund the recording and travel costs. Pre-Orders will be offered in 3xLP Deluxe, Standard, and Digital-only editions, featuring limited 200g colored vinyl in a triple gatefold (6 huge panels of artwork), a 5-chapter poem by Jason Byron entitled The Sword Of Satan, signed poster, T-shirt, guitar pick, and sticker.
The preorder information can be found at http://kayodot.bigcartel.com.
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i've loved every kayo dot release in it's own way, some are easier listens than others, and for that reason get more plays, but when the mood is right, all of those albums are perfection
so excited for this
excited, this will rule
Digging: Shun Tanabe - Shun Tanabe
fuck yeah. tbh i haven't listened since they released BLD
wasn't big on coyote and didn't even know about gamma knife. wow.
Pre-ordered it when I got the email this morning. Done and done.
Gamma Knife is fantastic.
I have no idea where I'll be living in November so I can't even order this yet :/
holy shiit 90 minutes
Gamma Knife was one of the worst albums I've ever heard, so I definitely won't be checking this out!
ok fml i ordered the deluxe
gamma knife rules
will fucking slay
coyote and blue lamb were terrible, but gamma knife was ok and a step in the right direction. idea seems almost too ambitious even for toby and this could be a directionless disaster
driver needs to lay off the mexican food
his shit's far too bloated for my taste
should be kool
I listened to the album once, admittedly, but it was so unpleasant. My sound-off on the album says it all.
"coyote and blue lamb were terrible, but gamma knife was ok and a step in the right direction."
There's no right or wrong direction to take your music. It seems the "right" direction is what you want Kayo Dot to sound like.
It's just his opinion yo
That's what this site is about, opinions and whatnot. Of course he would think the direction he likes is the right direction.
It's silly to counter someone's thoughts with "well, that's what YOU think though!!," because of course we all have our own opinions on this stuff.
It seems the "right" direction is what you want Kayo Dot to sound like.
Well, duh, and we all feel this way don't we? There's nothing wrong with this.
Yeah calling someone an idiot for liking the wrong things is a much better counterargument here. You'll catch on, no worries.
I''m going to fanboy 5 this the second it gets unto this site.
Will fanboy 5 a 5 review the second its released
Gonna 5 this on all my alts too
90 minutes filled of 5's
Time to get into them, methinks (will wait until my motW boxset arrives)
Digging: Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
havent guven a shit about any release since choirs. hopefully this changes that
^ bro Gamma Knife was awesome
>goes to buy deluxe
"driver needs to lay off the mexican food
his shit's far too bloated for my taste"
have you heard the new Justin Timberlake?
Will be a mess.
Only thing that could make it better is a return from Greg Massi. Stoked otherwise. Kayo Dot hasn't released anything below a 4 imho. Probably the most exciting band in music atm for me.
Im gonna jizz on this shit.
Digging: Flex Crew - Steam Rolla
as long as toby and mia are involved ill dig it
Gonna be album of all eternity.
" (will wait until my motW boxset arrives)"
deetz. now. is this new?
Act fast, there aren't very many
god DAMMIT. if i wasn't overseas traveling and in need of every cent in my account, i'd buy this fucker!
You might be lucky; it's not selling particularly fast (has been out for a while)
I am totally going to try and hang with them when they record in Seattle. Maybe we can all sit in some super obscure cafe and sip on some lukewarm chamomile tea while musing about astral projection.
you have to expect that, bro. There's a lot in the deluxe package.
one gatefold, a shirt and a few pieces of paper doesn't amount to $40 shipping
i assumed it would have just been folded into the gatefold packaging like most posters
maudlin vinyl boxset came with a poster too. It was a small one that was folded into the box.
Man, I'm stoked. That's a lot of money for the deluxe bundle but me wants! ;)
Awesome pre-order menu
I know it's a slim chance but I really want this to be as good as/better than Choirs.
This is the best thing Kayo Dot has done since Choirs.
This is stunning. Amazed.
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