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Toronto recordist and cultural archivist Joe Strutt has posted a portion of BABEL’s April 27th show in Toronto on his Mechanical Forest Sound blog.

You can listen to it HERE.


Pre-orders for RILLINGEN are being taken via the Bandcamp site (see widget below).

At the risk of sounding corny, I’m going to cast aside my usual humble facade and declare I’m super-extremely-ultra-mega proud of this one.

RILLINGEN (meaning “Shivers” or “Chills” in Dutch) is where I feel the BABEL project arrives at the destination I’d always intended it land. Crashed, nose-first, somewhere in a frozen landscape of burning souls ecstatically freezing to death. The more lyrical side from earlier collections (Morpheum, Limbus, etc) returns to join the percussive, extended techniques of the previous two EPs (HEURTER and STURM und DRANG), finally bringing two halves of BABEL into one cohesive whole.

Recorded live, direct to 2-track on Mothers Day, 2013, in six takes (three of which make up the 37-minute closer) using echo loops and, fittingly (though pun not intended), an Electro-Harmonix “Freeze” pedal.

Release date: December the 19th, 2013, miraculously the same day as the release party at the cleverly named 961a College Street art-space in Toronto (More info here at THE EVIL PLACE).

We’re super stoked for the first of our “Double Release” shows to be with none other than DRAINOLITH and NATE YOUNG (big thanks to Burn Down The Capital for that). The evening celebrates the release of the Aaron Lumley/The Knot split cassette as well as both recent albums by BABEL.

It’s going down at the Holy Oak (1241 Bloor Street W.) on Wednesday, September 26th at 9pm. It’s $7 or $10 w/ your choice of a tape or CD.

For this show BABEL will be joined by the magical Pavlov’s Dog Handbell Ensemble on a compostion called “DEFACED FACADE” which combines the approaches of the two BABEL albums Glockengiester and Alphabeta.

Here they are playing something else entirely.