I completely spaced and forgot to let people know about the latest album from KTL, the collaboration between Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))), Khanate, Burning Witch, etc.) and Peter Rehberg. KTL usually is the calmer of SOMA's projects and their 5th album took quite a while.
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
There is a limited version (to 300) that comes with an extra 12" EP, but those are all gone already. Good luck tracking one of those down.