Added 2012-05-15 17:47:00Z
Avg rating: 8.1 | 170 plays | Electronic
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.