Mick Barr

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Mick Barr
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Mick Barr at the Stone in 2015
Background information
Also known as Octis, Ocrilim, Or:12r3
Genres Experimental metal, progressive metal, black metal
Occupation(s) 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]

Barr received a 2009 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Barr was chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they curated in May 2011.[3][needs update]

Partial discography[edit]

Mick Barr at Moers Festival in 2012

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)
  • Mick Barr/Ocrilim - Strings/Through - Chamber Music For Electric Guitar Volume 1 CD (2013, self-released)
  • Ocrilim - Infamin digital (2013, Ocrilim bandcamp)
  • Ocrilim - Beggar digital (2014, Ocrilim bandcamp)
  • Mick Barr - Sathermotan digital EP (2015, Ocrilim bandcamp)
  • Mick Barr - Cruinn Annwn digital (2015, Ocrilim bandcamp)
  • Or:12r3 - 12;4;3;11;9;49.2 digital (2015, Or:12r3 bandcamp) - compilation of unreleased old material
  • Or:12r3 - 12;4;3;11;9;49.3 digital (2015, Or:12r3 bandcamp) - compilation of unreleased old material
  • Or:12r3 - 12;4;3;11;9;49.4 digital (2015, Or:12r3 bandcamp) - compilation of unreleased old material
  • Or:12r3 - 12;4;3;11;9;49.1 digital (2015, Or:12r3 bandcamp) - compilation of unreleased old material

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]

  • 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)
  • N.Y.B.P. 2012: Paid Violence split live cassette with Geryon (2012, Flacon)
  • Worse + Worse: 1979 - 2088 cassette compilation (2013, Preposterous Creations)

Mossenek[edit]

  • Sublingual Glossectum cassette (2012, Rock is Hell Records)
  • Old Detention digital (2014, Mossenek bandcamp)
  • Bithcivserberous digital (2014, Mossenek bandcamp)
  • Divine Indifference digital (2014, Mossenek bandcamp)
  • Precarious Summoning CD-R (2014, self-released) - sold on Japan tour
  • Old Yelling EP digital EP (2014, Mossenek bandcamp)
  • Inhuname With Each Other digital (2014, Mossenek bandcamp)
  • Paranoia Plague Shrine 1 digital (2016, Mossenek bandcamp)
  • Paranoia Plague Shrine 2 digital (2016, Mossenek bandcamp)

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) / LP (2012, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia)
  • We're Italians Too! single-sided 7" (2014, self-released)

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]

  • 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]

  • Krallice CD (2008, Profound Lore) / 2xLP (2009, Gilead Media) / Cassette (2015, Hathenter Tapes)
  • Dimensional Bleedthrough CD (2009, Profound Lore) / 2xLP (2010, Gilead Media) / Cassette (2015, Hathenter Tapes)
  • Diotima CD (2011, Profound Lore) / 2xLP (Gilead Media) / Cassette (Damage Rituals)
  • Orphan Of Sickness digital (2011, Krallice bandcamp) / 12" (2012, From the Nursery)
  • Traditional 7" flexi single (came with Decibel Magazine September 2011 issue)
  • Years Past Matter CD (2012, self-released) / 2xLP (2013, Gilead Media)
  • Ygg huur CD (2015, self-released) / CD european edition (2015, Avantgarde Music) / LP (2016, Gilead Media)
  • Hyperion CD EP (2016, Hathenter Tapes)

Dripping Ancience[edit]

  • Dripping Ancience digital EP (2013, Ocrilim bandcamp)

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.