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ARTIST
TITLE
Kilo
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
ONITOR 053CD ONITOR 053CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/12/2006

Kilo are Austrians Florian Bogner and Markus Urban, and this is their second full-length release on Onitor after 2004's "folktronic" Augarten release. As much as their music was located in the center of this newly-proclaimed genre, it also insisted on being different. Kilo produce electronic music which deals with patterns specific to the genre, which examines them in order to deconstruct them -- resulting in a complex, uncategorizably organic sound. Compared to Augarten, the music on this release is much more fragile: aside from the guitars and the clicks and the cuts, there are new sound elements creating musical intensity through denseness. Within the minimal genre, Kilo manage to wrassle the density into something that sounds like Robert Wyatt, Kai Althoff's workshop, or the New York no wave sound of the late '70s at the gateway between Brian Eno and DNA. This release is inspired by an amalgam of techno, house, free-jazz, rock, ambient and tape-music, and the pieces were built out of improvisation, even during the production process. Urban and Bogner usually work with artifacts of free improvisation, putting tiny little pieces together and making new connections by inviting guest musicians to try their hand at modification. For this release, Kilo invited musicians (double bass, trumpet, horns) from the Klangforum Wien for guest appearances. The combination of all these exciting elements can be heard on Kilo.