“a modern masterpiece” – 5/5 The Times
“Minus is a statement of intent from an artist who has found his voice” – The Quietus
Daniel Blumberg appeared on Later… with Jools Holland last night, with violinist Billy Steiger and double bassist Tom Wheatley, performing ‘The Bomb’. Giving an incredibly stark and intense performance he pulled viewers deep into the nuanced reaches of the human soul and gave the wider public its first glimpse of one of Britain’s most unique contemporary voices.
Daniel Blumberg’s album Minus, out now on Mute, is an astonishing work, wedding an exploratory, free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting. It was Rough Trade Shops’ Album of the Month and has received incredible reviews across the board.
“Minus is astonishing… Both stunning and original” – 4/5 Q
“Introspective explosion… recalls Talk Talk’s Laughing Stock and Neil Young’s ‘Ditch Trilogy'” 8/10 Uncut
“the outpourings of a unique mind…” 8/10 Loud & Quiet
“An object of rare beauty and sophistication” 4/5 DIY
“Minus feels alarmingly close to the album Blumberg was always supposed to write.” 8/10 Clash
Live, the material is radically reimagined from show to show, with a rotating cast of players pushing his song forms to their limits. New dates, just announced, include London’s Kings Place in October, following a performance at Café OTO in July – full details below.
Blumberg is a prolific visual artist, described by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “one of London’s most exciting emerging new artists”. A new monograph of his drawings, the first in a series from Rough Trade Books, is available from the end of June.
DANIEL BLUMBERG LIVE
12 June Olympic Café, Paris FR – Tickets
24 June Berlin, Acud Macht Neu DE – Tickets
25 June Munich, Ampere DE – Tickets
26 June Dresden, Beatpol DE – Tickets
09 July Café OTO, London UK – Tickets
25 Aug Sea Change Festival, Totnes UK – Tickets
21 Sep Zurich, Gamut Festival CH – Tickets
09 Oct Glasgow, Glad Cafe UK – Tickets
10 Oct Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club UK – Tickets
11 Oct Milton Keynes, MK Gallery UK – Tickets
12 Oct London, Kings Place UK – Tickets
13 Oct Bristol, Cube Cinema UK – Tickets
26 Oct Vendome, Festival Rockomotives FR – Tickets
03 Nov The Hague, Crossing Border Festival NL – Tickets
Minus is out now on Mute
Listen to the album here
Watch the video for Minus
Watch Minus and Madder performed live at Café OTO here