Russian duo ĸŋüłł just dropped a duo of digital EPs earlier this month that have forcefully pushed their noisy, often caustic drones into more distinct, if varied, shapes, while simultaneously piling on rhythmic elements heavy enough to make the seemingly impenetrable textures wriggle and shimmer under the pressure. Put simply, they’ve obviously been busy honing their sound since we featured a track from their debut release, arhitektura, on our mix for Vice Italy seven months ago. The track “peru” is exemplary of the pair’s ability to build daunting sounds out of diminutive samples and thenredirect their energy at a moment’s notice. The lyrics, also a new element, are presumably in Russian, but they might as well be sung by a weaponized clone of Damo Suzuki for all the strange tension in their delivery. Listen with caution and don’t forget to breathe.
Written by Luke Carrell