Mick Barr

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Mick Barr
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Mick Barr at Moers Festival in 2012
Background information
Also known as Octis, Ocrilim, Or:12r3
Genres Experimental metal, progressive metal, black metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Electric guitar, vocals
Years active 1995-present
Labels Ipecac Recordings, Tzadik
Associated acts Orthrelm, Crom-tech, Quix*o*tic, Krallice, Oldest, Barr Shea Dahl
Website Ocrilim on MySpace
Notable instruments
Gibson SG

Mick Barr is an American avant-garde metal guitarist. Notable for his relentless speed and agility on his instrument,[1] he is most well known for being one half of the band Orthrelm, currently signed to Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings label.

Some of Barr's other projects have included Crom-tech, and a duo with drummer Zach Hill from Hella, as well as appearances with Quix*o*tic, and The Flying Luttenbachers. He has also released albums under the names Ocrilim and Octis, consisting of his own guitar over a drum machine. On the difference between the two, he says "Ocrilim is Mick Barr overthinking. Octis is Mick Barr underthinking. These names mean nothing when a live show is concerned. Come see Ocrilim and you may be forced to watch Octis."[2]

In 2008, he was awarded an unrestricted grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts through their Grants to Artists program. Barr has been chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they will curate in May 2011.[3][needs update]

Partial discography[edit]

Solo releases[edit]

  • Octis/Or:12r3 - Uppragn Srilimia Ixioor Ocrilim Nollfithes Mrithixyl 2xCD (2001, Peterbilt)
  • Ocrilim (Octis) - Ocrilorx-1 7" (2003, Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Ocrilim/Octis - Ocrilorx-2 7" (2004, Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Octis/Ocrilim - Octis/Ocrilim CD (2005, Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Octis - Diemos Extractions CD-R (2005, Planaria)
  • Octis - Ohlnsort tape (2005, Folding Cassettes)
  • Octis - Split 7" with Child Abuse (2005, Forge Records)
  • Octis - Mithring-1 5" lathe cut (2006, Rock is Hell)
  • Ocrilim - Anoint CD/LP (2006, I And Ear)
  • Octis - Mithring-2 5" lathe cut (2006, Rock is Hell)
  • Octis - Mithring-3 5" lathe cut (2006, Rock is Hell)
  • Mick Barr/Octis - OCTIS: Iohargh Wended CD (2007, Tzadik)
  • Octis (Ocrilim) - Neerdeth CD-R (2007, self-released)
  • Octis - The Social Club No. 6 7" (2007, The Social Registry)
  • Ocrilim - Annwn CD (2008, Hydrahead)
  • Ocrilim (Octis) - Ment LP (2008, Brown Sounds) / CD-R (self-released)
  • Mick Barr - 2xDVD (2008, ArchiveDVD) - also incl. footage of Orthrelm and with Zach Hill
  • Or:12r3/Ocrilim/Octis - Breinclouds free mp3 download (2008, self-released) - later released on Ocrilim bandcamp with artwork
  • Ocrilim - Ixoltion CD-R (2010, self-released)
  • Ocrilim - Sacreth CD-R (2010, self-released)
  • Ocrilim - Annothrith Hymns CD-R (2010, self-released)
  • Mick Barr - Brave Grave #2 tape (2010, 905 Tapes)/CD-R(2010, self-released)
  • Ocrilim - Absolve CD-R (2010, self-released)
  • Octis (Ocrilim) - Neerdeth version-1 CD-R (2010, self-released)
  • Ocrilim - Annwn Set CD-R (2010, self-released)
  • Ocrilim - Ixoltion/Sacreth/Annothrith Hymns aka The Purging Trilogy 3xLP (2010, Rock is Hell)
  • Mick Barr - Coiled Malescence LP (Safety Meeting) / CD (Savage Land) - CD incl. unreleased Ocrilim EP Intrinsic Striations
  • Or:12r3/Ocrilim/Octis - Groundrest digital (2011, Ocrilim bandcamp page) / CD-R (2012, self-released)
  • Ocrilim - Annwn 2 2xCD (2012, self-released)

Note: His solo releases are all under different aliases such as Octis, Ocrilim or Or:12r3. He has also used more than one name on the same release.[citation needed]

Orthrelm[edit]

Main article: Orthrelm
  • Orthrelm I CDR (2001, self-released, 20 copies) / digital (2012, Orthrelm bandcamp)
  • Orthrelm II CDR (2001, self-released, 50 copies) / digital (2012, Orthrelm bandcamp)
  • Iorxhscimtor CD/LP (2001, Tolotta Records)
  • Asristir Vieldriox CD/LP (2002, Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Split CD/LP with Touchdown (2002, Troubleman Unlimited)
  • 2nd 18/04 Norildivoth Crallos-Lomrixth Urthiln CD/LP (2002, Three One G)
  • Untitled 7" (2004, Forge)
  • Trans Atlantic Asthma Attack split 5" with Trencher (2005, Crucificados Pelo Sistema / Action Index Records / Life in a Box / Speedowax Records / Subversiv Records / SuperFi Records / A Tree in a Field)
  • OV CD (2005, Ipecac Recordings)/LP (Epicene Sound Systems)
  • Orthrelm/Behold... the Arctopus Split CDEP (2006, Crucial Blast Releases)/7" (Eyes of Sound)
  • O-3 5" (2007, Soft Targets Journal)
  • Untitled compilation CD (2010,ugExplode Records) - remastered/remixed old material
  • Orthrelm II II digital (2012, Orthrelm bandcamp) - previously unreleased 2001 demo
  • 20012 digital (2012, Orthrelm bandcamp)

Crom-Tech[edit]

  • Crom Tech Xmas Tape (1996, Self-released)/7" (2004, Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Crom-Tech 7" (1997, Ixor Stix)
  • Crom-Tech CD/LP (1997, Gravity)
  • Crom-Tech LP (1999, Slowdime)

M.N.D.L.S.B.L.S.T.N.G.[edit]

  • Infinitum A.D.D. Nauseum [sic] LP (2012,self released)

Mossenek[edit]

  • Sublingual Glossectum digital/CD-R (2012,ocrilim.bandcamp.com/self released)

Mick Barr/Jon Irabagon/Mike Pride[edit]

  • I Dont Hear Nothin' But The Blues Volume 2: Appalachian Haze CD (2012, Irabbagast records)

Oldest[edit]

  • demo CD-R (2009, self-released)
  • Oldest CD (2010, self-released)
  • Oldest LP (2012,Sleeping Giant Glossolalia records)

Or Rathol Nok[edit]

  • Or Rathol Nok tape (1995, Self-released)

Trophy Lord[edit]

  • The Great Heist tape (1999, self-released)

Quix*o*tic[edit]

  • Mortal Mirror (2002, Kill Rock Stars)

Walter-Barr-Hilmer[edit]

  • 10" 10" (Epicene Sound Systems, 2004)

The Flying Luttenbachers[edit]

  • Spectral Warrior Mythos Volume 1 CD (ugEXPLODE, 2005)
  • Cataclysm CD (ugEXPLODE, 2006)

With Zach Hill[edit]

Main article: Zach Hill
  • Shred Earthship CD (2006, 5RC)
  • Volume 2 LP (2007, Rock is Hell)

Nondor Nevaï and Mick Barr[edit]

  • Rhapsodik Bitonality digital (2007, Brutalprog.com)
  • The Rainbow Supremacy CD-R (2009, ugEXPLODE)
  • Labyrintha CD (2010, ugEXPLODE/Savage Land Records)

Krallice[edit]

Main article: Krallice

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ORTHRELM" by Weasel Walter, www.blastitude.com, November 2004
  2. ^ "Ocrilim's MySpace" as of July 10, 2007
  3. ^ "ATP: All Tomorrow's Parties". Atpfestival.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.