Doomsayers The KVB are to follow a busy two years with a new LP, to be followed by an impressive collection of remixes.
The darkwave project originally began life as Klaus Von Barrel’s solo gig c.2010, with releases on Regis’ Downwards imprint and FLA setting out his all-black stall. More recently, The KVB have become a two-piece (with artist/musician Kat Day), pushing forward with releases on Clan Destine and taqueOT; you might also recall them from an appearance on Downwards’ 2012 So Click Heels compilation. Their music is a snarling, ugly take on vintage minimal wave – Tropic Of Cancer with extra scuzz, or The Soft Moon on a down day.
Juno Plus report that The KVB are to release a new LP on Cititrax, an arm of Veronica Vasicka’s reliable Minimal Wave label. Immaterial Visions will feature eight new tracks, with the title serving as a tribute to the projector visuals the pair employ in their live shows. The album will drop in February on heavyweight clear vinyl.
The album will also be followed by an ace-looking limited edition remix disc, featuring remixes from a host of similarly bloody-minded techno producers. Regis and Silent Servant will both represent the Sandwell District constituency, and contributions from Avian boss Shifted and original minimal wave group In Aeternam Vale will also feature. More details about the supplementary disc are expected in the coming weeks.
2012 track ‘Always Then’, from the album of the same name, is below.
3. I Only See The Lights
5. Old Life
6. For The Day
7. Pray To The Light Machine