Big Brave (Thrill Jockey) + Jessica Moss (Constellation/Thee Silver Mt Zion)

Big Brave (Thrill Jockey) + Jessica Moss (Constellation/Thee Silver Mt Zion)

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 8.00pm
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Enthusiastic Eunuch Presents
BIG|BRAVE (Thrill Jockey)
Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion/Constellation)
The Workman’s Cellar
Wednesday 6th September
Doors 8pm
Tickets €22 + BF via Billetto.ie
https://billetto.ie/e/big-brave-jessica-moss-tickets-843733

Enthusiastic Eunuch is absolutely thrilled to welcome back ecstatic doom metallers, BIG|BRAVE of Montreal, who return to Dublin after an absolutely devastatingly beautiful and brutal set in Bello Bar in May of 2022. In further very exciting news, BIG|BRAVE, will be joined on this tour by Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion/Evangelista)

“Big | Brave explode with the impact of a thousand drone and doom metal bands playing a folk song in unison.” – The Quietus

“To adopt a term from their labelmates and drone metal masters Sunn O))), it’s life metal. Listen mindfully, and you may feel revitalized” – Pop Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swmkMaxvi8I

BIG|BRAVE, the elemental ensemble of guitarist/vocalist Robin Wattie, guitarist Mathieu Ball, and drummer Tasy Hudson, harness an earthen heaviness composed of distorted and textural drones, austere bombast, and Wattie’s heart-rending voice. Like recent collaborators The Body, BIG|BRAVE is at the forefront of reconfiguring the landscape of heavy music. The trio brandish sparseness and density like weapons, cast tense atmospheres with languid tempos and mutate feedback into eruptions of enveloping tempests. nature morte sharpens BIG|BRAVE’s ferocity and expansive sound into emotional elegies for the disenfranchised, wringing abstracted textures and pure fervency into songs of unfathomable mass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1S-xH_3-qQ&pp=ygUJYmlnIGJyYXZl

With a spate of seminal releases on renowned underground metal label Southern Lord, BIG|BRAVE, signed to the legendary Thrill Jockey label in 2022 and released their fifth album, the extraordinary Nature Morte that same year. Now they return to Dublin in tandem with Jessica Moss of Constellation Records for a line-up for the ages.

Jessica Moss

“Few musical voices represent so well the estrangement and intensity of our times—Moss is among the best of them.” - TOP 10 MODERN COMPOSITION • A Closer Listen

Jessica Moss is a Montréal-based violinist, composer and artist whose expanding body of unique solo works for amplified and processed violin, voice, and electronics transmit an emotive, expressive sensibility shaped by post-classical, avant-folk, noise, improv, electroacoustic, artpunk and ambient metal. Her albums are distinguished by a distinctively searching, semi-improvised, through-composed melodic acumen that often channels Klezmer, Balkan and Middle Eastern tropes alongside Minimalism and drone, with an ear for textural grit and timbral noise. Also known for her fifteen-year tenure of cult agit-prop band ‘Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra’, Moss recorded and toured with the Vic Chesnutt band for the two albums released on Constellation and worked extensively with Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcDcHtdIry8&pp=ygUMamVzc2ljYSBtb3Nz

She has performed and recorded as a guest with many of Montreal’s best known artists, including Big|Brave on their acclaimed 2015 and 2017 releases on Southern Lord. She was featured in Jem Cohen’s Empires of Tin project, and joined members of Godspeed, Fugazi, White Magic and Dirty Three to perform the live score to Cohen’s film We Have An Anchor in various locations at Europe and the USA. Moss is also a founding member of avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar, who reunited to release the much acclaimed album Everything Returns on Constellation in December 2022.

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BIG|BRAVE - Holding Pattern (Official Video)

Added by Enthusiastic Eunuch on 21 June 2023

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