We're happy to announce KR new live shows, and the imminent release of the third Kangding Ray album, OR, scheduled for the 23rd of May on raster-noton.
Listen to some extracts here : KR r-n123 extracts
Kangding Ray live :# Friday 6th May : New York City (US)
Mutek Brooklyn preview @ Bunker, Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street . Williamsburg, Brooklyn
# Saturday 7th May : Montreal (CA)
Elektra festival . Usine C
1345 Avenue Lalonde . Montréal, QC
# Saturday 14th May : Singapore (SG)
Insitu . Esplanade
1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
# Wednesday 18th May : Copenhagen (DK)
Re-new festival . Danish National Radio
Koncerthuset Emil Holms Kanal 20 . 0999 København C
# Thursday 2nd June & Thursday 3rd June : Jerusalem (IL)
Dissolving Localities @ The Lab
28 Hebron Road, Jerusalem 93542
# Friday 24th June : Paris (FR)
Dissolving Localities @ le 104
104 Rue d'Aubervilliers . 75019 Paris
# Saturday 25th June : Tunis (TN)
Acropolium de Carthage .
Kangding Ray . OR
distribution japan: www.inpartmaint.com
distribution americas: www.forcedexposure.com
distribution for all other regions: www.kompakt.fm
01. athem . 05 : 06
02. mojave . 04 : 16
03. odd sympathy . 06 : 23
04. pruitt igoe (or version) . 04 : 04
05. or . 05 : 54
06. mirrors . 02 : 46
07. coracoid process . 05 : 29
08. en amaryllis jour . 05 : 02
09. leavaila scheme . 05 : 42
10. monsters . 02 : 27
11. la belle . 06 : 25
Kangding Ray . OR . r-n123
After the Pruitt Igoe E.P, Kangding Ray returns with his third album for raster-noton, pushing further his explorations on the edge of digital and analog sounds. With OR, Kangding Ray continues to blur the borders between experimental and bass music, and brings his signature sound to another level, somewhere at the darkest fringe of club culture.
With the massive metallic beats of « athem », the frightening distorded waves of « Mojave », the elevated groove of « Odd Sympathy », the modulated guitar walls of « Leavaila Scheme », or the low-bitrate Everest of « La Belle », KR creates deep atmospheres, loaded with echoes of collapsing economies, dysfunctional political systems, and corporate alienation.
In an abstract manner, OR depicts the desillusions of modern civilizations, while initiating a positive reflection on crisis as a creative state.
OR (« gold » in french), as the only chemical element that seems to keep its value for eternity, refers to the cult of endless consumption and the absurdity of fluctuating currency valuations, while in english, as a logical operator or grammatical conjunction, OR represents the possibility of another choice, an « inclusive disjunction » which suggests that there might be another answer, a different path to follow.
Noticeable inputs have been provided by Ben Frost, who composed a keyboard line for « Or », Rose Tizane Merrill who lend her voice to the anarchist poem « Monsters », and Magne Mostue who wrote the words and sang on « Coracoid Process » as well as the vocal version of the prophetic electronic mantra « Pruitt Igoe ».
OR CREDITS :
All tracks written and produced by David Letellier
Additional input :
Voices and lyrics on « Pruitt Igoe », « Coracoid Process » and « Odd Sympathy » by Magne Mostue.
Voices on « Athem » and « Monsters » by Rose Tizane Merrill.
Words on « Monster » freely pirated from « T.A.Z, the temporay autonomous zone, ontological anarchy, poetic terrorism » by Hakim Bey . ( anti-copyright, 1985, 1991 )
Available at www.autonomedia.org
Progressive keys on « Or » by Ben Frost
Drums on « Coracoid Process » and « Or » performed by Yacine Djeradi
Percussions on « Odd Sympathy » performed by Achille Farese
Salamander Modular synth for « Monster » wired by Matia Simovich
Produced in Berlin from 2009 to 2011
Mastered by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering Berlin
Thanks to Rose, Magne, Ben, Achille, Yacine, Matia and Carsten,
r-n 123 . raster-noton . 2011
Года три не ждала ни одного релиза с таким нетерпением. Уже накопила денег )