Thursday, 11 August 2011
VIDEO / REVIEW: AK/DK - Dispatch #1
Firstly, viddy yrselves blind on this hallucinatory stroboscopic video for the first physical release from Brighton based Drum/Synth/FX improv duo AK/DK Stand well back from this, here's a band that's about to go off! Seriously though, this is exciting. Imagine a stripped back Battles, Lightning Bolt with synth, DFA 1979...with synth, Holy Fuck with....out a couple of members? No guitars, just pulsing, oscillating, pumping, glitching, sweeping chaos propelled by a loose limbed beat frenzy. They have a regular visual expert with them at their gigs to capture and refract the stage chaos, the effect of which is replicated in this video. Disorientating.
The single is titled Dispatch #1 and comes on tape. Six tracks of what I described up there. their huge stage improv blow-outs condensed, but not tamed, into bite sized pop hits in waiting. In their words: synthpunknoisecrunk.
The cassette comes in a run of 250 hand numbered copies in either Red, Blue, Green and Yellow, and each has a coloured case. Each cassette comes with a digital download, so it doesn't matter if you don't have a tape machine anymore! But you should. Order it HERE.
Here's a monolithic forty minute slab of technicolour noise from their Soundcloud:
AK/DK at Concorde2 Sept 2010 by AK/DK
Catch them on stage on 16th September at The Hope, Brighton town.
Hit 'em up everywhere: