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Net Labels

Stasisfield LogoOnce “The Lanthanide Series” was finished, we had to figure out what to do with it. Our initial thought had been that we could release it ourselves, but it seemed more interesting to release it through a net label as we liked the idea of Kalte being part of a group of other like-minded artists. We had already been promoting our individual work for a number of years so we could easily do the same for Kalte, but in keeping with the idea of the AMBiENT PiNG and how they had established a community that inspired our own collaboration, we thought that putting out our first release on a net label would help us connect with even more artists that we could interact with and help us extend our existing community of shared support.

We started reviewing different sites to find a good match for what we were doing with “The Lanthanide Series”, focusing primarily on the idea of musical fit and a community based approach, and we found some really amazing music that was being made. Admittedly we were late coming to the net label party, which rose in popularity hand in hand with the mp3 boom, but in 2008 there was still a very vital culture of labels and artists putting out some truly awesome material. In particular Test Tube, Webbed Hand, and Kikapu were all releasing high quality work that we admired and were inspired by, and we made some really great musical discoveries on each of them.

But the gold standard for net labels in our estimation was Stasisfield. Curated by John Kannenberg, Stasisfield seemed to share a number of ideals with us, not only in terms of sound and community but also from an aesthetic standpoint. The Stasisfield website and releases were presented with a clean design with crisp lines and vivid graphics, and there was a dry sense of humour that ran throughout the site that we really appreciated. We sent a zip file of our tracks to John and we were quite flattered to hear that not only did he enjoy our work, but he was also interested in releasing it on his net label. John also volunteered to make a cover for the album, and when we saw the finished product we were thrilled with what he came up with, not only because it looked awesome but also because it so perfectly captured the sound of what we were doing.

“The Lanthanide Series” was released on Stasisfield on October 1, 2008, and we couldn’t be happier to have been part of such an incredible community of artists. Regrettably, Stasisfield is no longer putting out music and the releases have all been taken down, but we’re proud to be Stasisfield alumni and we’ll always be grateful to John for his early support. We’ve kept in touch with him over the years, and we strongly recommend that you check out his current project, The Museum of Portable Sound, a fascinating curated collection that celebrates the culture of sound, and where we are happy to see that John’s sense of humour is still very evident…

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“!

10 Years of Kalte

LanthanideCoverOctober 1st 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the first Kalte album, “The Lanthanide Series“, so we thought that we’d mark the occasion by sharing some of our experiences as Kalte (and SubZeroArts) by looking back at some of the work that we’ve done over the last decade. We want to tell you a little bit about how we do the things we do, and we also want to thank the awesome people that we’ve been able to work with over the last ten years. Every day in October we’ll be posting something new to celebrate #10yearsofKalte, and we hope that you’ll join us as we walk down memory lane.

Come back tomorrow to find out more about the early days of our collaboration leading up to the recording of The Lanthanide Series…

Waitasec, what do you mean you’ve never heard “The Lanthanide Series”? No problem! For all of October you can stream it or pay what you can download on Bandcamp, and if you like what you hear you can send your email to info@kaltemusic.com and we’ll send you a copy of our latest release “Covalencies” free!

Winter is coming…

Dearest Kaltenfriends;

The leaves are turning, the nights are getting longer and soon the winter will be here. As the colder weather approaches we are preparing to come out of our Sub-Arctic studio space with new music for you to enjoy, but in the meantime we would like to remind you of our earlier releases…

“The Lanthanide Series” was our first release which is available for free download from the highly regarded Stasisfield label.

“Glaciations” is our second release and is available for free download from our good friends at Dark Winter.

While you wait for new music from Kalte, you may also be interested to pursue our individual projects Akumu and mara’s torment.

As always we look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to telling you more about upcoming music.

Best regards, Kalte

The Lanthanide Series CD Cover

We are very happy to announce that Kalte’s debut release is now available for free download from Stasisfield. “The Lanthanide Series” is a long-form EP that features 5 tracks of dense, haunting music composed during the depths of a long, cold Canadian winter.

Download “The Lanthanide Series” (for free) from Stasisfield:

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