The vinyl version of 2 is limited to 1,500 copies for the world and is presented in an old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with art-worked innersleeves and black flooded pockets. The 2xLP is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl at RTI. A truly heavy collaboration.
KTL is Stephen O’Malley (SUNNO))), Khanate) and Peter Rehberg (PITA) - a threatening collaboration taking in parallel worlds of Extreme Computer Music and Black Metal.
2 is the devastatingly beautiful four part follow up to the acclaimed self-titled debut and was recorded in a former abattoir in Angers, as well as a 16th Century manor in the extreme west of France. Taking the blueprint that was laid out on the first record even further, with the ecstatic build up of ‘Theme’, the near psychedelic ‘Abattoir’, and closing with the twisted romanticism of ‘Snow 2’. An upgrade both artistically and emotionaly.
As with the first album, elements appeared in the finished version of the theatre piece ‘Kindertotenlieder’ by Gisele Vienne and Dennis Cooper, which was premiered in Brest, France, in March 2007.
Stephen O’Malley (SOMA) is a musician currently based in Paris, France. He started the band SunnO))) with Greg Anderson in addition to playing in the groups Khanate, Burning Witch, Ginnunngagap, Æthenor, Grave Temple, and Lotus Eaters. He has collaborated with Merzbow, Julian Cope, Joe Preston, Attila Csihar, Lee Dorrian, Aaron Turner, Oren Ambarchi, Malefic, Wrest, Boris, Earth, and Z’EV. He is also a well respected graphic designer and does artwork and album covers for most of his own projects.
Peter Rehberg is an author and performer of electronic audio works based in Vienna, Austria. He has collaborated live and in the studio with Russell Haswell, Florian Hecker, Jim O’Rourke, Christian Fennesz, Stephen O’Malley (as KTL), Z’EV, Tujiko Noriko, Kevin Drumm, Carlos Giffoni, Mika Vainio, Zbigniew Karkowski, Rosy Parlane, Keith Rowe, Gert-Jan Prins, Marcus Schmickler, Dennis Cooper, Jade, SUNNO))), Lasse Marhaug as well as being a member of MIMEO. He also opertates the Editions Mego label
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