Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Body with Assembly Of Light Choir In Concert at Le Poisson Rouge 6/25/11



The Body w/Assembly of Light Women's Choir | NYC @ (Le) Poisson Rouge | 25 Jun 2011.


(Thanks to the boys over at the Our City is Burning blog for the heads up.) The Body created one of the best sludge metal albums of last year with "All the Waters of the Earth Shall Turn to Blood." That album started with a haunting choir buildup in the first track "A Body" which flowed nicely into the smoldering second track "A Curse." At a recent concert performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York (seen in the video above) the doom duo performed an extended rendition of those two tracks with the Assembly Of Light Choir. Audio comes to us courtesy of NPR (who is KILLING it with their metal coverage lately.) The vocals aren't as torturous as they are on the album but that may just be a result of the live recording, you can find the download link after the NPR summary below (From npr.org):

"Led by Chrissy Wolpert, the Assembly of Light Choir walked through a mostly seated audience, cloaked in robes, singing a cappella at Le Poisson Rouge. The 24 members of the choir come from various musical backgrounds and operate under an empowering philosophy: "I am a singer. I am a good singer. I am confident. My voice is powerful and unique. And I am tasteful." It's an ethic rooted in punk rock, which is surely what attracted the sludgy doom-metal duo The Body to work with the group on one of my favorite albums of 2010, All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood. Conceived as a collaborative performance on a whirlwind 10-date tour, the Providence, R.I.-based groups convened in New York City as part of the Blackened Music Series on June 25."


Download Here: The Body With Assembly Of Light Choir

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