KTL: VII (Editions Mego, 2020)

October 6, 2020 at 7:25 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment


The seventh studio album from Stephen O’Malley and Peter Rehberg’s KTL project is a completely stand-alone work unrelated to theatre, film, or installations. It consists of five disorienting pieces which merge sickly strings with hazy feedback and electrifying noise, sliding and swirling like a sort of gigantic radioactive lava lamp. “Lee’s Garlic” is the only short track, and it’s one of the more busy, destructive ones, but the others stretch out for extended mind alterations. The first side is much more caustic, trippy, and frankly quite head-spinning at times, particularly “Silver Lining”. The second side calms down for a while with the 14-minute “Tea With Kali”, but then “Frostless” edges back into the brain-frying zone again, applying a heady layer of fuzz to warm, oscillating drones, with the results being more pleasant than frightening.

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