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Kangding Ray

Berlin-based French musician David Letellier, aka Kangding Ray, played out in bands being a guitarist and drummer ahead of taking on production of digital music. His debut record for Raster-Noton, Stabil (2006), was a sharpened, glitchy established that included acoustic and sampled-and-looped components. Its 2008 follow-up, Automne Flip, was markedly even more song-oriented — a potential gateway in to the Raster-Noton label’s much less traditionally accessible produces. The 2010 EP Pruitt Igoe, which included remixes by Alva Noto and Ben Frost, discovered him sculpting his damaged, distorted rhythms into something nearer to danceable, as well as the 2011 full-length OR was a masterful mixture of membership rhythms and chilling post-industrial atmospheres. In 2012, Kangding Ray started releasing material around the Berlin-based Stroboscopic Artefacts label (the explosive Monad XI EP and a break up 12″ with Pfirter), and a even more streamlined techno 12″ for Raster-Noton known as The Pentaki Slopes. Another Stroboscopic EP, Tempered Inmid, made an appearance in 2013. His 4th full-length, a varied set of songs known as Solens Arc, premiered by Raster-Noton in 2014, accompanied by Cory Arcane in 2015. In 2017, Stroboscopic released his recording Hyper Opal Mantis.

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