Kübler-Ross "[s/t]" (vinyl LP)
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Label / CAT#: Ice Machine / iMach005
Format: Vinyl / digital LP
Release date: July 8 2022
Kübler-Ross is a minimal synth/wave/industrial three-piece from Glasgow, Scotland, featuring Craig Clark, Katie Shannon, and veteran electronic producer and remixer producer Dave Clark, best-known for his Sparky moniker, and as one-half of the production/remix team Optimo (Espacio).
First emerging in 2015 with a couple of compilation appearances, Kübler-Ross released their debut, self-titled album in 2020. Originally released as a limited-edition cassette on the Glasgow label Akashic Records, the album — now resequenced and released on vinyl via Suction Records’ minimal synth sublabel Ice Machine — is a collection of tracks recorded over a three year period in a variety of studios, rehearsal rooms, and gigs, documenting the musical variety and ferocity of their incendiary live performances. The Akashic tape, despite being low-key, under-the-radar, and released in limited quantity, managed to earn them a Long List nomination for SAY (Scottish Album of the Year) for 2020.
Standout cut “Bridges”, first released in 2015, is synthpop perfection — sitting comfortably alongside classics from the first wave of UK electronic classics by Thomas Leer and Robert Rental, John Foxx, and even early Depeche Mode. It’s not the only synthpop track on the record, but the album is dominated by a more tough, raw, and punk spirit, featuring aggressive female vocals, live drums + bass guitar, and judicious use of crude analog synthesizers and tape delay fx. Think Liaisons Dangereuses meets Suicide, and you’re beginning to get close…
Available digitally, and on limited vinyl LP in a reverse-board jacket. Includes a Bandcamp download card inside.
A3. The Ball and the Box
A4. Go On Your Way
B1. Clean Me
B3. Jumping Bluevale
B4. You’re Ruining Yourself
Digital bonus tracks:
C1. Victims of Victimless Crimes [John Bender cover]
D1. Petrol (To Get Away From You) [Severed Heads cover]
DIGITAL BONUS - Koss (live)