Mothlite is the brainchild of Daniel O’Sullivan. A prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, O’Sullivan is a member of Ulver and a regular collaborator with Sunn O))), Guapo, Æthenor, Miracle and Grumbling Fur.
Mothlite allows him to move in different musical directions to those taken by his other projects, recalling the deepest remnants of 80’s sounds (Talk Talk, Japan, Cocteau Twins) and fusing it with an innovative, forward-thinking approach to programming and sound design. The result is a grandiose gothic-pop euphoria that retains a subliminally progressive musical depth and O’Sullivan’s songwriting collaborations with The Big Pink and Ulver are apparent in Mothlite’s keen sense of production and lush atmospheric arrangements.
Mothlite transcend any obvious reference point and follow a most novel path of paradoxes. Love, death, death of love, selfloathing, megalomania. All dipped in a thick treacly molasses of ecstatic melody.
Dark Age will be available on CD, vinyl and to download. The digipack CD and vinyl editions are now available to pre-order from the Kscope store.
The vinyl edition of Dark Age is packed in a 5 colour gatefold sleeve with a matt laminate finish and the inner bag is on uncoated stock with 2 colour pantone print. All copies ordered from Kscope come with a code to download the album, and the first 500 orders will come with an exclusive, limited edition 7″ single featuring the radio edit of ‘Something In The Sky’ b/w a cover of ‘Why’ by Carly Simon.
To read Seth Beaudreault’s interview with Daniel for Avantgarde Metal, visit their site here.
Kscope presents ‘A Night at the Tabernacle’
North Atlantic Oscillation & Mothlite live in London, Wednesday 2nd May
On Wednesday 2nd May Kscope will be hosting another evening, this time to celebrate the release of the new albums from North Atlantic Oscillation and new signings Mothlite. North Atlantic Oscillation will release Fog Electric on April 30th with Dark Age from Mothlite following on May 14th.
The venue will be The Tabernacle in London’s Notting Hill and tickets are now available from the venue’s website.