Leila Abdul-Rauf announces October 2018 Scandinavian Tour

Leila Abdul-Rauf Scandi Tour 2018 poster
Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf - known for her work in Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm, Hammers Of Misfortune, Fyrhtu, and many others - has booked a run of Scandinavian tour dates for this fall, supporting her latest solo LP, “Diminution”, which saw release earlier this year.
This October, Leila Abdul-Rauf will perform her solo material on European soil for the first time with dates in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Selections will draw mostly from her recent album “Diminution” and will also include earlier works embedded within improvisational pieces. She will be joined by Cardinal Wyrm and Fyrhtu bandmate Nathan A. Verrill, who will be accompanying with multiple instruments, live sound captures, and visual projections.
Preceding the tour, a special release show for “Diminution” takes place in Leila Abdul-Rauf's hometown of Oakland on September 1st, with additional sets by Jessica Way (Worm Ouroboros) and Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks. She will also perform a set at the Electronic Music Festival reception in San Francisco on September 8th.
Stream Leila Abdul-Rauf's “Diminution” in its entirety here and see the video for the album's “Hindsight” below.
Purchase “Diminution” digitally at Bandcamp, the CD through Malignant Records here and the LP through Cloister Recordings here and Black Horizons here.
US Live Shows 2018:
9/01/2018 Terminal - Oakland, CA (release show w/ Jessica Way, Joy Shannon And The Beauty Marks)
9/8/2018 Adobe Books - San Francisco, CA -@ Electronic Music Festival reception

Scandinavian Tour Dates 2018:
10/03/2018 Loppen - Copenhagen, DK w/ Alkymist
10/04/2018 Dunkers Kulturhus - Helsingborg, SE
10/05/2018 Matteuskyrkan - Gothenburg, SE
10/06/2018 Blitz - Oslo, NO
10/07/2018 Larry's Corner - Stockholm, SE w/ Analfabetism
Her third solo LP, “Diminution” sees Leila Abdul-Rauf taking a more stripped-down approach to her uniquely haunting and shadowy soundscapes. While retaining a firm grasp on the feeling of urban desolation and early morning solitude, “Diminution”'s tracks are generally longer than previous works and feel more spacious and open, where sparse melodies and gentle textural flow meet ethereal choral vocals, distant trumpet, delicate guitar, and luminous, yet melancholy drones and warm tonal drift. Another spellbinding work from LLeila Abdul-Rauf for those seeking solace in quiet and introspective music residing just on edge of consciousness, “Diminution” was self-composed, performed, and produced, after which the tracks were mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, the album completed with artwork by Matthew Jaffe and layout by Kristoffer Oustad and James Livingston.