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ARTIST
TITLE
V
FORMAT
2LP

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CATALOG #
EMEGO 120LP EMEGO 120LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/8/2012

Double LP version. Finally the fifth KTL studio album is ready for release. Whereas their previous album IV (EMEGO 089CD) was recorded and made in a relatively 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, Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))), Khanate, etc.) and Peter Rehberg (Pita, etc.) have delivered a rich set of sound experiments far removed from the harsh metal/noise blizzards of their early albums. They took a step further by inviting Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to orchestrate "Phill 2" (performed by City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Richard Hein), resulting in a towering storm of monumental classicism. Finally, "Last Spring: A Prequel" turns the whole album on its head with the 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-color artwork by Mark Fell, V is KTL's most sophisticated work to date. Produced by KTL. Photo by Estelle Hanania. Stephen O'Malley (guitar, bass, modular synthesizer, computer, contact mics), Peter Rehberg (modular synthesizer, computer). Recorded September 2010-October 2011 at EMS, Stockholm; Tinitus, Bergen; Ina GRM, Studio 116, Paris; Smecky, Prague; Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest; Twisted, Wien. Mixed at Twisted, Wien, May 2011 - January 2012.