Damian Valles: “With A Lark’s Tongue End”From Skeleton Taxa (Drifting Falling; 2011) Canadian bit player Damian Valles must have a sideline in carpentry—it’s the one of the only ways he’d know what the term “lark’s tongue end” means. The other, the fact it’s a 1973 concept album by prog-rockers King Crimson, hasn’t resulted in either […]
…according to our Ant on 01 September 2011. Damian Valles hasn’t been releasing solo music for a very long time. Only since around 2009 I think, however I suspect he’s been honing his sound for quite some time (in between playing in various bands over the past decade) as his previous releases on Hibernate, Under […]
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Review from lovedark.com… English translation On their sophomore album, London’s Kontakte strikes a perculiar but effective balance in textures. We Move Through Negative Spaces is as much informed by ambient music and electronica as it is by towering post-rock acts like Sigur Ros. Guitars ring out and build quiet layers, only to crash in distorted […]
Is there any instrument dreamier than the glass harp? The glass harp is “ethereal” personified, the perfect centerpiece for an ambient album. Pawn takes full advantage of the instrument, layering the sharp drones with delicate piano and field-recordings to remarkably beautiful effect. Islet is a brief EP, clocking in at just over twenty minutes, which is enough time for the […]
Review from EtherREAL Webzine of “We Move Through Negative Spaces” by Kontakte: Il y a une demi-douzaine d’années, un courant post-rock anglais avait fait son apparition, comptant une bonne dizaine de formations. Depuis, quelques-unes se sont séparées (Redjetson, Dewiitje, From The Shards Of Comets !) mais la plupart sont toujours actives et ont même été […]
For an instrumental group much like Explosions in the Sky, they mesmerized us for the entire length of their latest album We Move Through Negative Spaces – “Kontakte – The Owls Won’t See Us In Here” original article