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|editions mego (austria) #emego 120 lp|
ktl “v” double long playing record set
- phill 1 (12:11)
- study a (9:28)
- tony (14:00)
- phill 2 (15:07)
- last spring: a prequel (20:51)
|may 2012 release ; ... fifth full-length from the “kindertotenlieder” duo of peter “pita” rehberg & sunn o)))’s stephen o’malley (their first in over three years) ...|
... stemming from their last yearsworth’ of commissions from storied experimental-music institutions like the grm, ems stockholm, and centre d’art passerelle, the tone overall deviates heavily from the sturm & drang guitar-blast / digital-corrosion tactics of yore, getting much closer to a fully fleshed-out ensemble sound that’s light years beyond anything they’ve done thusfar, hinting at the chamber compositions of sunn o)))’s “monoliths & dimensions” and/or the historical electronic & concrète approaches of their creative geographies ... highly recommended !!!
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|emego 120v / ktl|
release date 08.05.2012
produced by ktl
phill 2 orchestrated by jóhann jóhannsson.
performed by city of prague philharmonic, conducted by richard hein
artwork by mark fell
photo by estelle hanania
stephen o’malley: guitar, bass, modular synthesiser, computer, contact mics
peter rehberg: modular synthesiser, computer
recorded september 2010 - october 2011 at
ina grm, studio 116, paris
centre d’art passerelle, brest
mixed at twisted, wien, may 2011 - january 2012
well, that took longer than expected. finally the 5th ktl studio album is ready for release.
whereas their previous album iv was recorded and made in a relative short period in a more traditional rock environment, v turns full circle, takes its time and tackles the complex working processes of the european avant garde.
rooting themselves in such legendary electronic music studios such as ems in stockholm and grm in paris, o’malley and rehberg have delivered a rich set of sound experiments far removed from harsh metal / noise blizzards of their early albums.
they took a step further by inviting icelandic composer jóhann jóhannsson to orchestrate phill 2, resulting in a towering storm monumental classicism. finally, ‘last spring: a prequel’ turns the whole album on its head with abstract alien textures of the gisèle vienne installation of the same name., with text by dennis cooper spoken with devout intensity by long term vienne collaborator jonathan capdevielle.
with full colour artwork by mark fell, v is ktl’s most sophisticated work to date.