Ott and The All Seeing I ( Live )

We all enjoy listening to psybient and ambient dub music in the relative quiet of our homes or through the use of headphones. This is a given.  While I love listening to ambient music at home I always enjoy a live music experience too, from rock to blues to jazz and many forms in-between. 

However when it comes to the live psychedelic ambient music experience it's fair to say that a solo producer sitting behind a mixing deck or set of CD mixers isn't always the most amazing experience. Psytrance and techno - no problem, I can dance my ass off all night to those guys. But put an ambient producer in front of me for 4 hours and I tend to nod off pretty quickly or head off to the veggie burger stand. 

Fortunately a trend of late has been addressing this very problem - the live, on the road, psybient band showcase ! Shpongle are well known for using elaborate stage designs and sets complete with psychedelic dancers, lasers and all sort of craziness. Shulman has been touring the last year or two with his group of stage sound wizards.Peaking Goddess Collective, Younger Brother and Cosmosis are a few more acts that come to mind which have been  bringing their sounds to fans via live stage formats. 

Ott and The All Seeing I

Some very exciting news that come out this week is that psychedelic dub producer Ott has also decided to go on tour with a full band. The group is known as "Ott and The All Seeing I" , and what a group it is ! Don't confuse these guys with "The all seeing I" of late 90s breakbeat UK chart one-hit wonder "The beat goes on" fame. This is Ott and his mates - and what a band it is !  Ott will provide the bulk of the electronic sound magic with Naked Nick ( Nick Holden, who had provided input on a number of Ott's most popular tunes ) on guitars and vocals, Chris Barker ( from Umberloid ,  has worked on previous Ott and Shpongle albums ) on bass and Matt White on drums. 

The group will be playing live versions of Ott's material from his albums Blumenkraft, Skylon, and Mir. Dig that ! The tour is set to kick of in October this year along the eastern U.S states with a west coast tour occurring shortly thereafter. Complete tour dates will be announced around July 10th.

Update !! Here are the latest tour dates :

Date City Venue Country

08/11/12 Beech Mountain NC Gnarnia Festival United States

08/12/12 Tidewater OR Beloved Festival United States

08/16/12 Asheville NC Asheville Music Hall United States

08/17/12 Logan OH Rootwire Festival United States

08/18/12 Stephentown NY Bella Terra Festival United States

09/29/12 Norridgewock ME Heads in Harmony Festival United States

10/03/12 Baltimore, MD Soundstage United States

10/04/12 New York, NY Club 39 United States

10/05/12 Cambridge, Massachusetts Middle East Club United States

10/06/12 Philadelphia, PA City Bisco @ Mann Center for Performing Arts United States

10/07/12 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater United States

10/10/12 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge United States

10/11/12 Minneapolis, MN Studio B United States

10/12/12 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater United States

10/13/12 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater United States

10/14/12 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater United States

10/16/12 Dallas, TX Tree’s United States

10/17/12 Starkville, MS Rick’s United States

10/18/12 Knoxville, TN The Valarium United States

10/19/12 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre United States

10/20/12 Atlanta, GA Terminal West United States

10/21/12 Nashville, TN Exit / In

Posted on 28.6.12 by PsyAmb TAG : | 2 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )


Anonymous said... @ 18 July, 2012

Correction: This is not the Chris Barker from Deep Space Orchestra. It is the Chris Barker from Umberloid.

Unknown said... @ 21 July, 2012

Thanks for the correction. I've updated the post to reflect this.

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