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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.

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