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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…



The Bailey Sessions

We began work on our fourth album in May 2016 and inspired by the sounds of the “Transmissions” installation, we decided to shake things up a bit. It had been five years since the release of “Fissures” and though we hadn’t released an album in that time, we had gained a lot of experience and ideas for Kalte from steady live shows and installation pieces that we had staged as SubZeroArts in the intervening years.

Dubbing the new album “Kalte 4”, we decided to apply a more abstract sound palette than we normally worked with, moving into a slightly more challenging aural landscape for us to explore. We rethought the previous restrictions we had placed on ourselves about sound sources, blending in some wave patterns and even adding some percussive elements to distinguish our new material from earlier Kalte work. We also decided to add a live element to the recording process that we hadn’t used for past albums. Rather than concentrating on individual songs, we decided to record Kalte 4 as a long form track much like one of our live performances, building a suite of sorts containing multiple movements that would seamlessly ebb and flow together. Not being content to envelop the listener for eight, nine, or ten minutes at a time, we instead opted to create a single forty minute piece that encapsulated the Kalte aesthetic along with all of our new ideas.

It made for an interesting series of recording sessions, forcing us to think in terms of larger scope and broader themes musically. In the end we came up with a Kalte album that was new and fresh and distinct from our earlier releases, but still possessed a shared sonic ideal. We were totally pleased with the results, and decided to name the album “The Bailey Sessions“, in recognition of the recording process we had used on this release and as a nod to one of our earliest supporters, James Bailey, who many of you will know as the host of Electric Sense on CIUT here in Toronto.

We reached out to our friend Mike Morton (aka Displacer), to see if he’d be interested in releasing “The Bailey Sessions” on his Crime League label, and were thrilled to be added to the Crime League roster when the album was released in October 2016. In addition to putting out the album, Mike also got us in touch with Chris Goodenbury, whose stunning photography on the cover of the album perfectly captured the sense of the music we had made.

Prior to the release of “The Bailey Sessions”, Deane put together a short teaser video that touched on many of the ideas that informed the album, setting the stage for a new phase in our musical work.

On the subject of Crime League, we very much encourage you to check out the rest of the label, where you’ll find some fantastic music by some truly amazing artists. In addition to work by Kalte and Displacer, you’ll also find releases by Gnome and Mark Spybey, Dead Voices on Air, Shimmer Crush, and many more awesome musical projects, all very definitely well worth investigating!

Kalte_1800pxWe’re very pleased to announce that our new album “The Bailey Sessions” is now available for FREE/PWYC download or streaming at crimeleague.bandcamp.com

“The Bailey Sessions” is a new long form piece from Kalte, evoking glacial stillness and haunting depths, cold abstractions designed for solitary listening.

Something for you to listen to as the nights get longer and winter nears…

Happy Hallowe’en from Rik and Deane


The Bailey Sessions Video Trailer

Celebrating the release of “The Bailey Sessions” on Crime League, here is a short video teaser.

Cover art for The Bailey Sessions

Kalte_1800pxWe’re very excited to be able to share the cover of “The Bailey Sessions” with you.

We’d like to thank Chris Goodenbury for his fantastic photography, and we’d like to thank M.Morton at Crime League for the sweet design.

RSVP to our Album Release event on Facebook to see a new video featuring an advance clip from the album.

“The Bailey Sessions” by Kalte will be released through Crime League on October 31st. A long form abstract piece evoking glacial stillness and haunting depths, “The Bailey Sessions” is music that builds on our past work and hints at journeys still to come…


The Bailey Sessions

Kalte HeaderKalte will be releasing a new album on Crime League on October 31st. “The Bailey Sessions” is a long form abstract piece evoking glacial stillness and haunting depths, music that builds on our past work and hints at journeys still to come.

An event page has been created on Facebook to keep you up to date with information about “The Bailey Sessions” leading up to it’s release. By joining this event, you’ll be among the first to see cover art and hear clips from the release, along with a few surprises along the way.

Needless to say, we’re very excited to be sharing this new music with you, and we hope that you’ll join us in the next few weeks leading up to the release of “The Bailey Sessions”.

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