Dalhous’s The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1 out now


The new album by Dalhous, The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1: House Number 44, is out now on double-vinyl and digital formats. The 2xLP set, available direct from Blackest Ever Black and all other good retailers, comes housed in a matt varnished sleeve with spot-gloss detail, with download code included; the digital is available to stream and download from all the usual outlets, including our Bandcamp.

Listen to ‘Lines To The Border’, the album’s closing track, here.



Dalhous’s The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1 out now; new mix and interview


Dalhous’s new double-LP, The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1: House Number 44, is out now on digital formats; the vinyl is on general release from Friday (25 March).

To herald the album’s arrival, Marc Dall recorded a mix of predominantly soundtrack influences for Xplaylist, featuring pieces from (among others) Graeme Revell, Hahn Rowe, Klaus Schulze, Mark Isham, Eric Vann and Gil Mellé. Listen here:

Dall talks about the making of the album, and Dalhous in general, in this interview with Sounds Of A Tired City. You can buy The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1 on download formats directly from our Bandcamp now.



Dalhous to perform at The Long Now, share ‘End Of Each Analysis’

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March 2016 sees the arrival of a new album by Dalhous, The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1: House Number 44, the first of a new trilogy of releases from Marc Dall’s Edinburgh-based project. Following initial taster ‘Methods of Élan’, you can now listen to another song taken from the forthcoming LP, ‘End Of Each Analysis’.

Dalhous will be performing live as part of The Long Now, a special event curated Berno Odo Polzer, Laurens von Oswald and Harry Glass in association with the Berlin Festspiele. It takes place at the formidable Kraftwerk venue – home also to the Berlin Atonal festival. Dall and longtime co-conspirator Alex Ander will play an extended 90-minute set, on a bill that also includes Moritz von Oswald & Rashad Becker (premiering their new collaborative work, fathom), Dan Vincente (Acronym), and Manuel Nawri conducting a performance of John Cage’s 1992 work Fifty-Eight. More information and tickets can be found here.


Dalhous – The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1: House Number 44


A new album from Dalhous, The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1: House Number 44, will be released on 2xLP and digital formats in March 2016 and is available to pre-order now. It’s the first part of a new cycle of recordings that examines the relationship between two individuals co-habiting in the same confined space – their interactions, their sense of self and of each other, and the pregnant space between. One of these people, the protagonist (if you like) of House Number 44, is, or at least believes themselves to be, in fine mental health. The other appears distinctly unwell – detached, isolated, often feeling helpless and unable to influence the world around them; at other times prone to committing acts of extraordinary aggression and manipulation.

For more information, click here.


A podcast from Dalhous

The Abyssal Podcast series’ guest contributor this month is our very own Dalhous. When invited to record podcasts in the past, Marc Dall has invariably chosen to use only his own music (including many exclusives and re-samples). This latest is unusual, then, in that it’s a selection of other people’s music – among them Edgar Froese, Mark Isham and Ed Tomney – and as such it provides a rare insight into some of Dall’s influences and home listening.

A new Dalhous album, The Composite Moods Collection, is being mastered next week. More information soon.


William Bennett (DJ) joins ICA line-up; special edition cassette comp incoming


As previously announced, Blackest Ever Black begins its fifth anniversary celebrations with an all-day and evening event at London’s ICA on Saturday 26 September.

The evening concerts features live performances from Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay, Officer!, and Af Ursin; with DJ support from Raime. In the daytime, there are live performances from Ashtray Navigations, Stefan Jaworzyn, F ingers, Dalhous and AD Jacques; plus a screening of Jane Arden & Jack Bond’s 1979 film Anti-Clock. And we’re now pleased to announce that William Bennett will be DJing in the bar between the daytime and evening sessions.

Tickets are available separately for the daytime and evening sessions; a discounted day+evening ticket (“multi-buy offer”) can be purchased from either page.

A limited edition C50 cassette compilation, specially assembled to mark the occasion and featuring exclusive tracks from all of the participating live performers – the Jac Berrocal trio, Af Ursin, Officer!, Dalhous, AD Jacques, Ashtray Navigations, Stefan Jaworzyn and F ingers – will be on sale exclusively at the event. Any copies not sold on the day will subsequently be made available to purchase online via the Blackest webshop. Full details to follow.

Also forthcoming: limited edition screen prints of the gig posters for both (ICA and Berghain) Five Wretched Years of Blackest Ever Black events.


Dalhous at Roskilde 2015

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Dalhous will be performing at Roskilde 2015 in Denmark, which takes place June 27 – July 4. The festival organisers have so far only announced a handful of the expected 169 acts – these include Deafheaven, Pharrell Williams, St. Vincent, The War On Drugs, Rustie and Goat as well as our own Marc Dall (pictured) and Alex Ander.

More information and tickets here.


Dalhous: Demos 2009-13


Earlier in 2014, Marc Dall was invited to record a mix for the Terra Incognita series on Intergalactic FM‘s Radio Free Robotron channel; instead he compiled an hour’s worth of unused Dalhous demo material made in 2009-13.

Following a number of fan requests to make this selection available in physical form, we’ve decided to release it on tape, very slightly edited to fit the format, in a limited edition of 100 copies. More information here.