Kalte Live with Steven Severin

We’re thrilled to announce that Kalte, my ambient side-project with Rik Maclean from Mara’s Torment, is performing alongside Steven Severin, ex of Souisxie and the Banshees, this Friday and Saturday.

Steven will be presenting his 3rd in his series of Music for Silents and promises to be a stellar performance.

Details for the shows are:

Friday, November 9th at Wolf Theatre, London, Ontario

Saturday, November 10th at Nocturne, Toronto, Ontario

If you are interested in advanced tickets, please contact KALTE at http://www.kaltemusic.com/news/steven-severin-tickets-available-from-kalte/

Hope to see you there!!!

Akumu at Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012!

Are you coming to Ottawa this weekend for their inaugural Nuit Blanche event??

If you are, make sure to drop by the SAW Gallery (67 Nicolas Street) and experience our latest multimedia experience, “LIGHT SOUND PLAY!“.

This, the latest from SubZeroArts, is an all-ages, interactive experience in video and sound that feeds on audience participation. As you move, you create the experience for all of us to enjoy…

Art created by you!

Hope to see you there for this all-night art-extravagana!

p.s. If you are interested in supporting this artist-funded project, donations small and large are welcome here: http://www.subzeroarts.com/donations

Video from “Transmissions”

Here is a short, abstract video inspired from my latest release “Transmissions EP” on the PingThings net-label!

“Transmissions” was built on recordings of radio static, electrical interference and guitar-based ephemera, and is available for free download from PingThings.

Hope you like it!

Get “Transmissions” here:
- http://archive.org/download/PTNR032/PTNR032.zip (62MB Zip download)
- http://www.pingthings.com (PingThings Label)
- http://archive.org/details/PTNR032 (Download/Streaming Details)

I’m very happy to announce Akumu’s latest release “Transmissions EP” on the PingThings net-label!

“Transmissions” is a series of short, abstract pieces that delve into Akumu’s interest in messages hidden within messages, of sounds between sounds, of communications that are slightly beyond our perception… beyond our reach.

Built upon recordings of radio static, electrical interference and guitar-based ephemera, “Transmissions” creates a world of tones, clicks, squelches and pulses – a space that lies between calm drones and arrhythmical noise. Within that space, much like the world around us, perhaps there is something more? A place where lost transmissions reside.

“Transmissions” by Akumu is available for free download as a 62 Mb Zip file containing the full release in high quality 320kbps mp3 format along with artwork suitable for printing.

Get “Transmissions” from the following:
- http://archive.org/download/PTNR032/PTNR032.zip (62MB Zip download)
- http://www.pingthings.com (PingThings Label)
- http://archive.org/details/PTNR032 (Download/Streaming Details)

Akumu Live! Sat May 26 @ Toika

Join us Saturday, May 26th in Toronto at Toika Lounge (471 Richmond Street West) for an evening of Electronic Music!

Featuring: Live Performances by Matt Thibideau and Akumu
DJs: Marshall Dragun, Razorgrrl, Jairus Khan
Visuals by Hugh Elliott

This is the second event of the United Electronic Audio Workers of Toronto and is a pay-what-you-want event in support of electronic artists.

Hope to see you there!

More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/393743107336495/

New Compilation Track from Kalte

The Akumu side-project, “Kalte” has a new track on the “Quiet Drones 4″ compilation from the paper+sound label. “Quiet Drones 4″ is the latest installment in the continuing compilation series of experimental ambient drone music. This edition focuses on the theme of winter cold and features music from Atonement, Chromosphere, dreamSTATE and Heiki.
To preview and purchase the new release and to hear more great music from paper+sound, follow this link: http://www.paperplusound.com/wordpress/?p=1802

If you are in the Toronto area this weekend drop by the “Come Up To My Room” design/art show at the Gladstone Hotel.

Akumu has a new multi-point 3D audio soundscape exhibit which immerses a unique reactive sculpture piece created by Christine Beaumont.

The show is running from Thursday January 26 to Sunday January 29.

For more information, visit http://comeuptomyroom.com/room-darklab/ or http://www.subzeroarts.com/darklab2012/

Hope to see you there!

New Release! “Between Worlds” CD/DVD

I’m thrilled to announce the release of Akumu’s 6th full-length entitled “Between Worlds” on CD, DVD and MP3!

Recorded and mixed in stereo and full surround-sound, the new disc is 8 tracks of haunting drones, nebulous beats and ethereal crackles. At times calming and at times unsettling, “Between Worlds” draws deeper into an ambient score of dirges, guitar-based atmospheres and unearthly landscapes.

Between Worlds” is available in 5 editions: digital/mp3, cd, dvd, limited-edition combo-pack and an exclusive collector’s box.

To hear samples, download MP3s or purchase the CD or DVD click here.

Available from:
iTunes | PingThings | Bandcamp | CD Baby

AKUMU CD Release Party – August 11th

Come help celebrate the release of Akumu’s new full-length CD / DVD “Between Worlds” at the Ossington in Toronto!

We’re opening up both rooms, with DJs and visuals in the front and live performances in the back.

Thursday, August 11th * 9PM-2AM
The Ossington
61 Ossington Ave At Queen West
No Cover * Doors 9pm

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Live Performances by
+ Akumu [www.musicbyakumu.com]
+ Displacer [www.displacer.ca | www.tympanikaudio.com]
+ Ad-ver-sary [www.ad-ver-sary.com | ww.tympanikaudio.com]

[Note: s:cage was looking forward to playing, but now our friend Ad-ver-sary will be taking his place]

Set-times:
Ad-ver-sary – 10pm
Displacer – 11pm
Akumu – Midnight

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Spinning in the front room
+ Jonah K [www.teknotribes.com | www.permanentdamagerecords​.com]
+ Niko [www.nikosound.com | www.dubplate.fm]

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Visuals from
+ Stillmedia & Hughes

>>Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details

Some kind words about “Descent”

Many thanks to those who downloaded, experienced and wrote about “Descent” on Panospria/NoType. [Download for free here]

Here are some links to words about the release out and about there on the internet. Drop by and check out so many other great releases mentioned!

- “Will definitely appeal to listeners familiar with the Raster-Noton electronic music releases…”
Read more here: http://www.ambientblog.net/?e=394

- “A fractured sonic picture, with warm crackles and dense solid layers…”
Read more: http://agniworld.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/akumu-descent/

- “A study in reductions and the minimizing of grandeur…”
Read more here: http://pingthings.blogspot.com/2011/05/capsule-reviews-akumu-kirill-platonkin.html

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