× Introduction 01 - Otto Lindholm - Cain 02 - Pan Daijing - The Island Within 03 - Lanark Artefax - Styx 04 - Petit Singe - Komm Wieder Mit 05 - Peder Mannerfelt - Post Sense Perspective 06 - Tomoko Sauvage - In Some Brighter Sphere 07 - Pye Corner Audio - Box In A Box 08 - Sophia Loizou - Shadows of Futurity 09 - Abul Mogard - Trembling With Tenderness 10 - Pär Grindvik - Speaking Their Minds 11 - Koenraad Ecker - Rat's Coat 12 - Roly Porter - Without Form 13 - Hodge - Sunlight On A Broken Column 14 - Gazelle Twin - The Dream Ends 15 - Shapednoise - Ghostly Metafiction 16 - ASC - Tessellate 17 - Batu - Zoo Hypothesis 18 - We Will Fail - Carbon Trail 19 - Peter Van Hoesen - 98 Lines 20 - Spatial - Haunted Dance Hall 21 - Yves De Mey - Solemn But Fading 22 - Mindspan - Accept Things As They Are 23 - Kangding Ray - Glacier 24 - ZOV ZOV - Post Six 25 - Ian William Craig - An End Of Rooms



In Death's Dream Kingdom

Kangding Ray - Glacier

About Glacier

Creating spaces to hear the sound breathe; this piece explores with scrutiny the dark zones in between the sounds, or as TS Elliot puts it: "Between the conception and the creation, between the emotion and the response, falls the Shadow”.

Kangding Ray

There are few musicians who manage to explore the convergence between techno and experimental as successfully as David Letellier. Known as Kangding Ray, he has been producing for almost a decade, releasing his music exclusively on Raster-Noton and Stroboscopic Artefacts.

The aesthetic domains of these two labels epitomizes Kangding Ray’s complex sound—it’s an aesthetic that tests boundaries, evolving tirelessly in its exploration of texture, rhythm, and sound design.

Letellier’s foundations in rock and musique concrete give his music a vitality and uniqueness that has won fans the world over, from discerning avant-garde–electronica listeners, all the way to devoted clubbers.

KR has also been known for remixing artists such as Battles on Warp, Ben Frost on Mute, or Inigo Kennedy on Token.

Those who have been following Letellier since his debut album, 2006’s Stabil, will recognize not only his meticulous and constantly developing approach to sound design, but also the conceptual gravity behind his releases.

Through a string of recent EP’s and albums, culminating with the critically acclaimed “Solens Arc”, KR showed his ability to keep his artistic approach while delivering direct and powerful club-leaning tracks and darkly cinematic soundscapes. On 2015’s “Cory Arcane”, he pushed the limits of his sound even further. Relinquishing standard rhythmic structures and conventional tonal models, he delivered what is perhaps his most sophisticated release yet; a raw and visceral universe, allowing a more fluid dialogue between soul and machines.

The forthcoming “HYPER OPAL MANTIS” for Stroboscopic Artefacts opens a new era for Kangding Ray, where he will explore the tension between the natural and artificial, the body and mind, which are central themes in electronic music in general, and Techno in particular. The means of creation, focused around technology and interactions with machines, contrast with the emotional response to sound, the mystical ritual of collective dancing, and the ethos of liberation and tolerance embedded in the culture it has produced.

As he describes it himself in a recent interview : “I’ve been evolving since a couple of years at the outer fringes of the club culture, where it overlaps with different experimental and avant-garde genres. While i intend to continue to explore that zone as a free maverick, i also wanted to give something back to the scene, something strong, beautiful and functional at the same time, while retaining enough personality to be exciting.” (Adapted from words by Vincent Morris)