Dungeon Ballads

by Kessler V

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    UNIQUE BESPOKE HAND-MADE SLEEVE, ULTRA-LIMITED EDITION 1/1. PRICE INCLUDES FREE TAILORED AUTO-DISCOGS LISTING. PURE PROFIT, NO NEED TO LISTEN. (NO FEE, NO WIN. TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY.)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dungeon Ballads via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 90 days
    edition of 1 

      £1,000 GBP or more 

     

1.
04:13
2.
3.
4.
15:16

about

Two men, two guitars, some drum machines, software, and a basement. Recorded over a series of frantic one-take jams somewhere in the middle of fucking nowhere, Dungeon Ballads is the sound of two distinct – although not distant – worlds colliding: that of the band (in this case, of the punk/shoegaze variety), and that of the club (read: gritty haus/tekno rave in a shed in Poplar).

Digitally framed, shaped and manipulated, undercut with analogue drum loops and motorik machine grooves, Kessler V’s debut LP is nevertheless a fully, at times full-throttle, ‘live’ affair, warts n’ all very much to the fore, for all that there are nods to Raster, Namlook/FAX and The Sight Below (to name but some of Ballads’ electronic reference-points).

The point of the project is not to tritely ‘trick’ the listener into thinking that they’re listening to something they’re not (or vice versa), but to push past the limitations of a humble, DAW-anchored set-up and cramped surroundings, into a widescreen space defined by force, feeling, and good old-fashioned fervour.

And indeed, sonically, the final results – three extended wig-outs set up by a drone – are palpably more ‘rock’ than ‘laptop’, ear-bleedingly angular, abrasive, electrified and piercing, pointed at the heavens like a sawn-off with skag needles for bullets.

~

Recorded, processed, mixed & edited by Kessler V, 07.15–03.17.

Mastered by Datashat @ Misc. HQ, London, 03.17.

credits

released March 13, 2017

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Misc. UK

An evolving repository of audio, artefacts and experimental interventions, Misc. is platform for artists, musical or otherwise, to release new / old / alternative / side projects, free from the constraints of commercial, genre or audience expectations.

contact / help

Contact Misc.

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code