We are excited to announce the kntrlr’s Velveteen EP. This is the first release from kntrlr, but in a way we’ve been working with this artist for years now since the man behind kntrlr is Michael Henry, one of the songwriters in The Press. Michael started writing and performing songs under the name kntrlr in 2008 as an outlet for songs that didn’t fit into The Press’ queue. It took a few years to find the time to record the songs, but the wait is now over and kntrlr is playing regularly and will be releasing a full length later this year.
On the Velveteen EP you will find a strange music fully pruned of rock’s most subconscious tropes. There is nary a bar chord or snare drum to be heard throughout the record, which explodes like a supernova of repressed sonic urges; like someone tossed a match into a barrel of Henry’s ripe, fermenting id. From the martial 6/8 thrust of “Glory Glory”, which sounds like Mumford & Sons if they all got kidnapped and tortured by Heath Ledger’s Joker, to the hypnotic electro-vortex of “Velveteen”, these aural treatises churn with the kind of fiery friction that first birthed amino acids in the earth’s primordial ooze.
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