Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa on Tour

MP3: Kedalaman Air

Old Time Relijun frontman Arrington de Dionyso freaks me out, but in that haunted-hospital-hunting way, or reciting-Bloody-Mary way: things you do because they taunt danger. Shivers up the neck and all that. His mystic-psych solo project Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa is at Bourbon Street in Columbus this Monday, October 4–and if the urgency of last year’s K Recs LP is any indication, it’ll be a hell of a night.

Let me break it down. De Dionyso sings entirely in Indonesian. Throat singing, wailing, trills and yelps careening over psych guitars, heart-thumping beats. The trash and swagger of boozy post-punk, you know, but even more manic. His lyrics come from William Blake and The Zohar. He thrashes around with a bass clarinet. The album alone is a real visceral and trance-inducing experience; I can hardly imagine being in a room with the beast.

Malaikat dan Singa appears with twisted Delta-blues master T.K. Webb. Get free and get there.

Keep reading for complete tour dates.

Oct 2, 2010 – Toronto, Ontario
Silver Dollar –

Oct 3, 2010 – Buffalo, New York
Sound Lab –

Oct 4, 2010 – Columbus, Ohio
Cafe Bourbon Street –

Oct 5, 2010 – Cincinnati, Ohio
Mayday –

Oct 6, 2010 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Discoteca –

Oct 7, 2010 – Tallahassee, Florida
The Farside –

Oct 10, 2010 – Austin, Texas
Beerland –

Oct 13, 2010 – Phoenix, Arizona
Trunk Space –

Oct 14, 2010 – San Diego, California
Bar Pink Elephant –

Oct 15, 2010 – Los Angeles, California
The Smell –

Oct 16, 2010 – Sacramento, California
The Hub –

Oct 17, 2010 – San Francisco, California
Hotel Utah –

Oct 22, 2010 – Portland, Oregon
Mississippi Studios –

Oct 30, 2010 – Athens, Georgia
Next to Last Festival –