Slow Death Process
Shkval is a Brussels-born duo which first saw the light of day in 2004. They produce a narrative montage using analogical instruments (mainly guitars), groove boxes, subtractive synthesis generators and music samples. Slow Death Process is their first record and delivers the best of 5 years of experimentations. It totals 12 tracks (each side timing in at 20 minutes) recorded during short, deliberately intuitive and almost improvised music sessions (that often featured a third man as guest). With this gross material, Shkval meticulously re-assembled and re-organized what was needed by following a narrative and subjacent frame. This LP should be listened to comfortably seated, with the volume up a little loud and yourself a little drunk (as they did it). On white vinyl housed in a PVC sleeve with insert.