Kangding Ray Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Kangding Ray:
Murcof, Jan Jelinek, Robert Lippok, Atom TM, Vladislav Delay, Dictaphone, Monolake, Pole, Mika Vainio, Emptyset, Frank Bretschneider, CoH
Barry Burns of Mogwai teams up with French producer and Raster-Noton regular Kangding Ray and hybrid drum maniac Merlin Ettore for SUMS’ debut full length on Berlin Atonal. Post Rock with a much stronger focus on its electronic edge, thick techno soundscapes and pounding mix of live and machine drums.
This massive 3xLP album from French producer David Letellier traces a shadowy journey through various shades of techno, referencing both his previous outings (having had significant dealings with Raster-Noton) and his current environment - Letellier is a resident of the leading twilight techno wonderland, Berlin. Three parts make up the album, each confined to a separate 12” and contributing to the record’s name.
- Vinyl Triple LP (SALP005)
A split release between Rrose, the exciting producer known for involvement with Sandwell District, and Kangding Ray. Noisy, forward-pushing electronics are they name of the game: with Kangding’s track pushes towards the dancefloor, whereas the Rrose cut is more noisy and abstract. 12” on Stroboscopic Artefacts.
Hardcore murky techno producers usually stay a long way away from any kind of narrative, preferring direct sonic stimulation. But Kangding Ray’s new release is something of a concept album, about a character named Corey Arcane. Nevertheless, these productions are still as tight as anything Ray has produced: e.g. very good. On Raster Norton.
Kangding Ray present twelve tracks of dark, shifting technoid sound. A little less cold and detached than much of the Raster-Norton roster, but satisfyingly moody nevertheless. Solens Arc is conceptually constructed, each trio of tracks constituting one ‘arc’ that explores a certain feel. You could get nice and lost in this record: in fact I think I’d rather like to.