Daniel O'Sullivan

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Daniel O'Sullivan
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Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Experimental rock, art rock, progressive rock, electronic, avant-garde, ambient, synthpop
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, programming, guitar
Years active 1990s-present
Labels Ipecac Recordings, Cuneiform, Kscope, Neurot Recordings, Web of Mimicry, VHF, House Anxiety
Associated acts Ulver, Mothlite, Miracle, Æthenor, Guapo, Miasma & The Carousel of Headless Horses, Grumbling Fur, Sunn O)))
Website www.mothlite.org

Daniel O'Sullivan (born 1 December 1980) is an English artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Manchester, England, best known for playing in experimental art-rock bands Grumbling Fur, Guapo, Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses, Ulver, Sunn O))), Æthenor, Miracle and Mothlite.

O'Sullivan has become recognized for exploring a wide range of styles, including neo-classical composition, progressive/psychedelic rock, free-form improvisation, cosmic jazz, minimalist drone, ethereal synth-pop and outer-limits folk music to name a few. He has collaborated with a number of artists including Stephen O'Malley (also a member of Æthenor), Alexander Tucker, Kristoffer Rygg[1] (Ulver), Jarboe[2] and David Tibet.[3]

He has been a live member of Sunn O)))[4] and joined cult Norwegian band Ulver in 2010, as announced by the band on the official Ulver website, "Lastly we would like to welcome Daniel O'Sullivan into the pack. We all know that God exists as three persons, but now is the dawn of the triangular pyramid."[5] O'Sullivan has been performing live with Ulver since the band's first performance in fifteen years at the Norwegian Festival of Literature 2009 in Lillehammer.[6]

O'Sullivan co-wrote the title track for the acclaimed debut album by The Big Pink entitled "A Brief History of Love" which was released in September 2009. He also co-wrote the title track of the new album by The Big Pink entitled "Future This" released in January 2012.

In 2011, O'Sullivan released an E.P with his new band Miracle, a synth-pop duo also featuring Steve Moore from Zombi. The band are currently working on a full length album.[7] Another new project, this time with regular collaborator Alexander Tucker, has emerged by the name of Grumbling Fur. The debut album Furrier also features Jussi Lehtisalo from Finnish bands Circle and Pharaoh Overlord and David Smith from Guapo.[8] The duo released their second album Glynnaestra on Chicago based label Thrill Jockey Records which was ranked #1 album of 2013 by The Quietus and featured in the top 50 of several magazines including Wire and Fact (magazine)|Fact]]. Grumbling Fur released their third album, Preternaturals, on The Quietus' Phonographic Corporation imprint in August 2014.

Discography[edit]

Guapo[edit]

2003 The Ducks and Drakes of Guapo and Cerberus Shoal CD (North East Indie)
2004 Five Suns CD (Cuneiform Records)
2005 Black Oni CD (Ipecac Records)
2006 Twisted Stems Limited Edition 7" (Dot Dot Dot Music)
2006 Twisted Stems CDEP (Aurora Borealis)
2007 Black Oni Limited Edition LP (Hlava Records)
2008 Elixirs CD (Neurot Recordings)

Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses[edit]

2005 Perils CD (Web of Mimicry)
2007 Perils LP (Rise Above Records)
2007 Manfauna CDEP (Southern Records/Latitudes)
2008 Manfauna 12"EP (Southern Records/Latitudes)

Æthenor[edit]

2006 Deep in Ocean Sunk the Lamp of Light CD/LP (Vhf Records)
2008 Betimes Black Cloudmasses CD/LP (Vhf Records)
2009 Faking Gold & Murder CD/LP (Vhf Records)
2011 En Form for Blå CD/2xLP (Vhf Records)

Mothlite[edit]

2008 The Flax of Reverie CD/LP (Southern Records)
2012 Dark Age CD/LP (Kscope) 2013 "Mathair" 10"EP (Kscope)

Ulver[edit]

2011 Wars Of The Roses CD/LP (Kscope)
2012 The Norwegian National Opera DVD/Blu-ray (Kscope)
2012 Childhood's End CD/LP (Kscope)

Sunn O))) & Ulver[edit]

2014 "Terrestrials" CD/LP (Southern Lord)

Miracle[edit]

2011 Fluid Window CDEP/12" (House Anxiety Records)
2011 The Visitors 2x12"EP (House Anxiety Records)
2012 Good Love/Veteran Of The Psychic Wars 7" (House Anxiety Records)

Grumbling Fur[edit]

2011 Furrier CD/LP (Aurora Borealis)
2012 Alice CD/LP (Southern Records/Latitudes)
2013 Glynnaestra CD/LP (Thrill Jockey)

Daniel O'Sullivan and Serena Korda[edit]

2011 Laid To Rest: The Brick Keepers LP (UP Projects/Wellcome Collection)
2012 W.A.M.A: The Work As Movement Archive CD (Field Art Projects)

Guest appearances[edit]

The Big Pink[edit]

2009 A Brief History of Love CD/LP (4AD Records)
2012 Future This CD/LP (4AD Records)

Alexander Tucker[edit]

2011 "Dorwytch" CD/LP (Thrill Jockey Records)
2012 "Third Mouth CD/LP (Thrill Jockey Records)

Chrome Hoof[edit]

2007 Pre-Emptive False Rapture CD/LP (Southern Records)
2010 "Crush Depth" CD/LP (Southern Records)
2013 Chrome Black Gold CD/LP (Cuneiform Records)

The Stargazer's Assistant[edit]

2007 The Other Side Of The Island CD (Aurora Borealis)

Dam[edit]

2007 The Difference Engine CD (Candlelight Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
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  4. ^ [4][dead link]
  5. ^ "ULVER OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE". Jester-records.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "ULVER OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE". Jester-records.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Radar Band Of The Week - No.47 - Miracle - NME.COM". NME.COM. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  8. ^ [5][dead link]

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