A new video for “Phages”

We’re very happy to share a brand new short video with you in support of our latest release “Phages“.


One last release for 2019…

We’re very pleased to share one more track with you for 2019, something to keep you warm on the longest night of the year…

Offworld” has been a live favorite for a while now, so we thought it would be nice to share a studio version with you as thanks for all of your support over the last year.

“Offworld” is now available for download and streaming on Bandcamp.

We hope that you enjoy it, and we look forward to sharing more new music with you in 2020!

Kalte Playlist.3 is now available on Spotify

We’re very pleased to share the third in a series of Kalte playlists with you.

Kalte Playlist.3 is a collection of tracks for long dark nights, music to accompany you through the coldest days of the year.

Listen to Kalte Playlist.3 on Spotify and enjoy over an hour of hauntingly chilled goodness…

Kalte Playlist.2 is now available on Spotify

As the days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer your musical interests may be turning towards a selection of abstract dark ambience to ease you into the winter months. May we suggest the latest Kalte playlist, specially designed to satisfy your dark, abstract ambient musical needs?

Kalte Playlist.2 is now available for streaming on Spotify.


Kalte on Spotify

Thanks very much for all of your support for our new album “Phages“, we’re really excited that you’re enjoying it so much!

We’re also very excited to announce that the Kalte catalog is now available for streaming on Spotify. All six of our albums including “Phages” are available for your streaming enjoyment, and to celebrate we’ve made an introductory playlist for you to check out featuring tracks from across the Kalte collection, along with a couple of tracks from our individual musical projects Akumu and mara’s torment.

In addition to being a great introduction to our work, Kalte Playlist.1 is perfect for all of your Hallowe’en soundtrack needs!


We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest album, “Phages“, a collection of new music to usher in the second decade of Kalte’s work creating abstract ambience.

Alternative biology, improbable terrain, and unfathomable climates are all present in this latest work, combined with the classic sounds of glacial movement and xenomorphic disturbances that have defined the Kalte sound since it’s inception.

“Phages” is our sixth release since forming in 2008. Heavily influenced by chemistry, cryogenics, and alien geography, we continue to expand on our theories and explore the sounds of science…

“Phages” is available now for streaming or PWYC download on Bandcamp.

Kalte at Audio Bleed on July 18th 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Kalte will be returning to the Roland Inspiration Centre in Toronto for another installment of Audio Bleed on Thursday July 18th. We’ll be joining our friends URM, Hozerz, and Corrodesion, and it promises to be an awesome evening of music. Along with beloved Kalte classics, we’ll also be performing material from our upcoming “Phages” EP release, glacial tunes to cool you down during the long hot summer. More details to follow…

Thanks for Joining Us!

Thanks so much to all of you for joining us as we’ve celebrated #10yearsofKalte

We’ve had a great time looking back on the last decade and we hope that you’ve enjoyed it as well.

While we’ve prepared this project and reflected on the work that we’ve done over the years, it’s really resonated with us how lucky we’ve been to have worked with so many awesome people who have helped us with both Kalte and SubZeroArts. We truly appreciate all of your support and encouragement and we hope that you’ve enjoyed working with us too.

And so ends our first decade as Kalte. Looking back on everything that we’ve done has been particularly inspiring and exciting for us and we’re already making plans and working up ideas for the next decade and beyond. We can’t wait to share some of the ideas that we have with you, and we hope that you’ll all continue to support us, as we plan to keep making music and art for many years to come!


Rik and Deane


The entire Kalte catalog is available for streaming and Pay What You Can download at Bandcamp!






In addition to our full album releases, Kalte also has exclusive tracks on Quiet Drones Volume 4 and Volume 9…



Following the release of “Covalencies“, Deane put together a short video of us performing a live version of the new track Electronegativities. We think it turned out great, and we hope to make some more live videos to share with you in the near future…

For the entire month of October while we celebrate #10yearsofKalte, if you buy a copy of “The Lanthanide Series” through Bandcamp you can send us your email at info@kaltemusic.com and we’ll send you a free copy of our latest release, “Covalencies“!



During Winter 2018, we started work on a new album. Originally our plan had been to look back at some of our earlier work and rerecord some of the material, thinking that we could apply current methods and thinking to older tracks and make something new out of them. We were quite excited about revisiting everything, but somewhere along the line a lot of the ideas that we had led us in completely new directions, and before we knew it we were working on new material again.

The new songs had a particularly slow drift to them, a gradual shifting of sounds that felt almost glacial in nature. Where past releases had featured music where the listener had the opportunity to explore the soundscape at their own pace, the new music had a tidal quality where the listener was swept along through a range of sound. And the more that we traveled alongside those songs, the more obvious it became to us that we were headed in the right direction musically, hitting all the right themes and ideals we had established in the early days of Kalte, while still building further and expanding on them. In many ways, this new release felt like a culmination of all of the work that we had been doing since we first started trading sound files and coming up with a project vocabulary all those years ago.

When recording was finished, we started the Naming Ritual again, and decided on “Covalencies” as a title. In addition to having a molecular association that connects it to “The Lanthanide Series“, “Covalencies” refers to the sharing of electron pairs between atoms, which also serves as an analogy to the sharing of ideas, themes, and methods found throughout all of our work from 2008 to this release. Needless to say, we’re really pleased with this album and we think that it stands as a nice bridge between our first decade and what we plan to do musically in the future.

You may be wondering at this point, what ever happened to the idea of remixing or rerecording some of the older stuff? When is the Kalte Remix Album gonna come out? Well, we can’t answer that definitively right now, but it’s in the pipeline so that’s something you can look forward to hearing when it’s ready…

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