Admittedly it’s been some time since last we spoke, but we are happy to let you know that we are coming out of hibernation to perform a show for you on Tuesday October 29th as part of the monthly Ambient Ping event at The Supermarket in Toronto.
Needless to say, the last few months have been very busy for us as we’ve been working on a variety of very interesting scientific experiments in our Antarctic laboratory. Very important research on cryogenics, cold fusion, and even a little alchemy have taken up most of our time, but we’ve also made sure that we took the opportunity to prepare some new music for you, cold, stark and vaguely scary work inspired by chilling winds and unsettling shapes we sometimes see outside the laboratory windows. And of course we’ll also be playing some beloved Kaltenclassics and work from our solo projects Akumu and mara’s torment for those of you who want to hear the hits.
We so rarely have the chance to leave the lab and perform for you, so we hope you’ll be able to join us for what promises to be an appropriately chilling evening…
Rik and Deane
We were very flattered to discover that our track “Shallow Approach” was included in the 29th edition of “A Duck in a Tree”, the weekly radio program from :zoviet*france: on Basic.fm.
Described as “a 60 minute continuous mix of some of the best genre-refusing, zero BPM, hypnotropic and maximinimalist recordings that have grabbed their attention”, we’re really quite pleased to be part of it!
Thanks very much to :zoviet*france: for their support!
Thank you to all of you who came out to Nocturne for last night’s Steven Severin show! Mr. Severin gave a fantastic live performance to the classic film Vampyr, and we thoroughly recommend that you attend his show if he comes to your city in the near future (upcoming dates include Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, Brooklyn, and Manhattan). If you’re not able to attend any of the shows you can still pick up a copy of Vampyr at www.stevenseverin.com, it’s a really great soundtrack that we’re sure you’ll enjoy!
Thanks to Daniloff Productions and Nocturne for their support, and thanks especially to Steven Severin for letting us open for him and for all of his inspiration over the years!
Now that all of the excitement of Hallowe’en is just a memory, we’re getting very excited about our upcoming show with Steven Severin in Toronto next week!
If you’re planning on coming to the show, Rik has a limited number of advance tickets available for sale for $25 (cash only). You can either buy them from him in person at the Ambient Ping at Supermarket in Kensington Market on Tuesday November 6th or you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternate arrangements to meet up.
We hope we’ll see you there!
We are very pleased to announce that Kalte will be opening for Steven Severin at Nocturne in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday November 10th. Mr. Severin will be performing his new score to the classic film Vampyr, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for this very special event. Click on the poster to the left for more information!
Thank you very much to Daniloff Productions and Maggie Morgue Promotions.
Thanks very much to everyone who made it out to our show at the Ambient Ping! We had a wonderful time playing with our friends dreamSTATE, and the light show by General Chaos Visuals was quite striking. Thank you also to all of you that tuned into the Livestream broadcast of the night, we were very happy to be able to perform for some of our friends that live a little farther away from Toronto. If you didn’t have a chance to watch last night, an archived copy of the show is posted at http://www.livestream.com/theambientping so you can enjoy it at your leisure.
If you have any pictures or video of the show that you’d like to share with us, please be sure to let us know because we’d love to see them!
Over the next few weeks we’ll be focusing our energies on SubZeroArts‘ presentation of LIGHTSOUNDPLAY! at Nuit Blanche Ottawa in September (visit http://www.subzeroarts.com/ to find out more!), and we’ll have some more events to announce in the months to come. We’ll keep you updated on everything as it gets confirmed!
Thanks again, we’ll be seeing you soon!
Rik and Deane
The Ambient Ping, August 14th
We are very pleased to announce that Kalte will be returning from a particularly deep hibernation cycle to perform an appropriately dark and mysterious set to mark the Ambient Ping’s 13th anniversary on Tuesday August 14th at the Supermarket in Toronto.
We’ll be playing two sets, the first in collaboration with our good friends dreamSTATE as part of their year long drone cycle project, and a second set of Kalte-y goodness ranging in style from delicate Icelandic lullabies to crushing avalanches of Antarctic sound. We promise a performance that will entertain and delight the coldest of hearts and the most isolated of souls, and we may have cookies too.
We’d be delighted to see you there, and you can find out more at http://www.theambientping.com/
We are very pleased to announce that a new version of our track “Offworld” is part of the latest compilation from Paper+Sound. “Quiet Drones 4” is the latest in their ongoing comp series, and features music from our good friends Atonement, Chromosphere, dreamSTATE and Heiki. The theme of the collection is winter cold so it’s a very logical fit for us, and we’re truly flattered to be in the company of such wonderfully talented artists.
Find out more at the Paper+Sound blog or listen to a 30 minute super ambient mix of all four tracks by Heiki on the Paper+Sound Soundcloud page.
We are very pleased to have received a review of “Fissures’ from the always excellent Hypnagogue Music Reviews site. Describing it as “a stunning density of isolationist ambient sound, chillingly cold and marginally disturbing”, reviewer John Shanahan writes an insightful and thoughtful piece that nicely captures the essence of “Fissures“. Thanks John!
In addition to the Hypnagogue review site, be sure to check out John’s excellent Podcast as well…
We’ve received word that the Steven Severin show at the Drake Underground on August 28th (and the rest of his North American tour) has been canceled for personal reasons.