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KTL – IV (Editions Mego) 2009

Posted in Drone, KTL, Music, Sunn on April 26, 2009 by noisenoisenoise

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KTL are the duo of Steven O’Malley from SunnO))) and Peter Rehberg (Pita). They originally formed to create music for a theatre piece called Kindertotenlieder  which I think means Place of Dead Children or something like that. I own all three KTL records available  on CD and I think they may have surpased themselves with this one. One of the slight criticisms I have of their previous records is that their quest for minimalism could sometimes be a bit too minimalist for my taste. IV amps up the creep factor that was present on the previous records. O’Malley’s doom riffs are more out front and centre and Rehberg’s tense electro-fuckery make the atmosphere of IV chillingly bleak. The frightening and dark Paratrooper is my favourite track. As the longest track here at over 20 minutes, Rehberg allows his laptop to create a disturbing Dystopia not quite matched on KTL’s other records.  IV is proving to be an expensive purchase at the moment given the strength of the Euro but shell out for this if you can, it may be one of the best things produced this year and a fitting soundtrack for the current GFC. 

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KTL: Live at Donaufetival 2007, Krems

Posted in KTL, noise, Sunn on November 3, 2007 by noisenoisenoise

This is a live video of the new collaboration between Stepehn O’Malley from Sunno))) and Peter Rehberg who makes digital noise as Pita. I bought the first KTL record this week and I’ll post on it later. Here is a sample.

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