Immaterial Visions

The KVB

Immaterial Visions

 

2013

  • 1.
    Shadows
  • 2.
    Dayzed
  • 3.
    I Only See The Lights
  • 4.
    Lines
  • 5.
    Old Life
  • 6.
    For The Day
  • 7.
    Pray To The Light Machine
  • 8.
    Human
  • CITI008

We’re very proud to announce a new release by the UK duo known as The KVB via our sublabel Cititrax. Combining shoegaze guitars, minimal synth melodies, hypnotic drum machine rhythms and reverb drenched vocals, The KVB was first formed in 2010 as the solo project of Klaus Von Barrel. He was later joined by his girlfriend Kat Day, who added synthesizers and abstract visual elements. Their sound can be described as dark, layered, complex and moody – an icy atmosphere juxtaposed by the warmth of distorted guitars.

Aside from actively touring, they have had quite a few releases in this short time span, including a limited edition cassette on FLA Records (“The Black Sun”), a 10” vinyl EP on Downwards Records (“Into The Night”) and two releases on Clan Destine Records (“Subjection/Subordination” and “Always Then”). Inspired by what we heard on these releases along with the recent inclusion of Dayzed on Downward’s So Click Heels Compilation, we felt the time was right to present a full length album of The KVB’s latest material. The record is pressed on 180 gram ultra clear vinyl, housed in a high gloss printed heavy sleeve, limited to 999 copies. Release date: February 26, 2013.

12” EP of remixes to follow, featuring Regis, Silent Servant, In Aeternam Vale, Worn, and Shifted.

* Denotes bonus track(s) available only on a CD / Digital version of this release, if a CD / Digital version of this release is available

 

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Reviews

     

    London’s The KVB export their stylized darkwave to Veronica Vasicka’s cultishly adored Minimal Wave offshoot Cititrax for their highest profile album to date. Klaus Von Barrel and his girlfriend, Kat Day have refined a combination of toiling drum machines, guitar fuzz and distant vocals to their patently miserable and potent sound over a handful of issues for Clan Destine and Downwards since 2010, culminating in a sound that fills the black jeaned and leather jacketed ‘Immaterial Visions’ with model-worthy bone structure. And for such a minimal set-up they achieve a bracing, compelling sound; the pedigree rhythm section is bred for the most cocksure stance and the cloud-of-razor distortions are gratifyingly intense, and particularly so thanks to MW’s unfaltering post-production values.

     
    Boomkat - - March 2013