Review of Kontakte show with Port Royal & Winterlight

Posted by on Nov 5, 2010 in kontakte, review | No Comments

Kontakte performing at the Wilmington Arms, London, October 29th  2010
[photo courtesy close to 94]

I hadn’t come across Kontakte (pictured above) before this performance. They wear their Germanic inspiration lightly (being named after a seminal Stockhausen piece and all), focusing instead on a universal, propulsive, often noisy – though always accessible – wall of electric guitar and synthetic textures and rhythm. Very effective it was too, and entirely sympathetic to port-royal’s set to come (watch one of the songs they performed here). I will definitely be looking up their new album, We Move Through Negative Spaces, when it arrives early next year.

original review