Kontakte are : Ian Griffiths, Gary McDermott, Stuart Low and Ben Worth. Conceived in 2005 from a string of old 4-track demos and further realized via a labyrinth of digital workstations and computer software, Kontakte emerged in early 2006. The concept was to blend organic instrumentation within an electronic and hypnotic framework of programmed beats and pulsing synths. Inspired by the walls of sound of bands like Godspeed You Black Emperor and Mogwai, Kontakte’s other main passions were the ambient sounds of Brian Eno, mid-late 70’s German electronica and the early 90’s shoegaze scene. Taking elements from all of these things, Kontakte have endeavoured to create a sound that is uniquely and deservedly their own.
Having released two singles, a debut album (featuring remixes by Tim Holmes of Death In Vegas and Chris Olley of Six. By Seven, et al) and appearing on the most recent Northern Star Records compilation; Kontakte have toured the UK, continuously playing intense live shows and receiving high praise both online and in the press.
“Hypnotic, ethereal and beautiful. Kontakte expertly build the atmosphere of each track, often reaching a crescendo of massive, orchestral proportions – but with guitars !” – iTunes
“This is deeply affecting, life-affirming magnificence. The kind of music that picks you up when you least expect it to, transporting you from ennui and doubt to evangelical rebirth: a state of grace !” – Trakmarx
Having now expanded their live arsenal to 4 members, the Kontakte live experience is a blistering wall of guitar noise with shimmering electronics and ethereal melodies – a band to savour. Past shows have seen then share the stage with acts such as : Fuck Buttons, M83, Damo Suzuki, Six By Seven, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Lionheart Brothers, The Early Years, 120 Days, Vessels, Epic 45, WorriedAboutSatan, etc.
‘Superbug’ is the new single from Kontakte, highlighting their penchant for pushing the limits of the sonic-spectrum, combining skyscraping melodies, celestial tones and a pulsing electronic backbeat to produce a hypnotic noise with depth, space and staggering intensity.
Superbug (CD single) is limited to 100 copies. Tracks 2 and 3 are exclusive to the disc.
This CD is released on Drifting Falling.
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