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Quietus Mix 62: K-X-P Kaukolmapi Apreggio
Luke Turner , May 2nd, 2012 07:01

Finland's K-X-P launch their UK tour with a mix celebrating the arpeggio

As Finnish group K-X-P begin a UK tour, we're pleased to present their mix for the Quietus, a look at the wonderful noises made in arpeggio form from across the history of music, electronic and beyond. Here's what they have to say about the mix - scroll down for tour dates:

"Music must be connected to the time it's made. A Mixture of new and old is important. Also the history of music is usually present. This is not bad thing. If you mix past, present and future you have a masterpiece!

"There is no better element to reflect futuristic ideas and outer worldly landscapes in electronic music than arpeggio synthesizer. This mix has also heavy new age vibe. Arpeggio got it's esoteric flavors from pioneers like Banū Mūsā, Raymond Scott, Robert Moog, Manuel Gottsching, etc. Music is meditation. Time warp. Altered state of mind. Voice of the immortal soul.

"Modern humans need to remember that Tangerine Dream was one of the loudest bands of its time. They also played often in total darkness, only the led lights from their sequencers giving dim light. Rock music also is present here. Bands that think they 'rock' usually fail. For us rock is form of energy that gets released in studio and live situations. Fear and euphoria is good indicator of this 'rock' happening. Flames of hell in the eyes of the nerdy boy from next door.

"There is no beat mixing on this mix. True masters of analog and digital turntables naturally mix the music together. This does not happen naturally in K-X-P world. We rather send stuff to the echo and delay world, adding some noise as 'glue' also helps the transitions from one mood to another. Hope you enjoy..." Timo Kaukolampi.

K-X-P tour dates:

MAY

2nd - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
4th - Cork, Crane Lane Theatre
5th - Dublin, Whelans
6th - Bristol, Simple Things Festival

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