Friday, February 24, 2012

Knalpot: Sauce [GRD|004]

Knalpot: Sauce

Also for the 1st time on cassette tape in the U.S. we issued limited 200 releases of Knalpot "Sauce" (2011). with a all new album art, interpreted onto cassette design taken from the original album photo by: Raphael Vanoli that was printed, placed onto individually silk screened and hand cut envelope boxes all designed and done by: (Yldarb) Bradly Head.

Knalpot is from Amsterdam, they're an experimental electronic rock duo that consist of analog drums, guitar, bass, casio and electronics: delivering multiple elements blooming from drawn out notes drowning in a wave of cymbals, into chaotic and stiff robotic sounds, often layered with gritty & sludgy bass tones, keeping it all together with break-beat grooves that then explodes with aggressive math rock percussions.

An explosive blend of Fennesz, Jonny Greenwood & Aardvarck.
-Viral Radio

Knalpot: Serious Outtakes [GRD|003]

Finally released in the U.S. for the first time on cassette tape is Knalpot's debut (2009) release "Serious Outtakes" limited to 200 all individually water colored, silk screened, then hand cut. Art design is by: Nika Nika. For the cassette tape packaging: layout/design, screen printed, and all hand cut by: Bradly Head (Yldarb)

On drums, Gerri Jäger, known from extensively touring avant-funk band Brown vs Brown. Jäger extended his instrument with a set of signature percussion and an effect-box for dubs and loops. Raphael Vanoli is a guitarist working in the fields of jazz, rock, electronics and contemporary classical music. He plays a set-up of analogue effect boxes and loopers, using prepared guitar techniques. Austrian Gerri and German/French Raphael met in 2006 at the Amsterdam Jazz Conservatory and founded Knalpot. They have been touring all over Europe. The combination of their high level musicianship, experimental arrangements and set-up makes Knalpot one of the most progressive and interesting 'bands' out there.