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Over the years members Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg has done almost everything in the big book of NO (written by tired record labels in the 80-90s).
Only working with the EP-format instead of the usual single/album format. Saying NO to things that other bands would have dreamed doing just to quickly reach fame and success.
Slowly Kite have worked up their own concept and their own ideas totally erasing the way ”things used to be made”.
Kite released their latest EP ”VI” in the spring of 2015 and with this EP they took their sound landscapes to a new level, darker and more harmonic that their previous releases. The tracks on ”VI” reach new heights with their amazing atmospheres and dramatic feel.
After the release of ”VI” they have taken over Sweden with sold out shows all over the country with massive light shows.
This fall they did four larger-than-life shows at Naturhistoriska riksmuseets IMAX-dome in Stockholm with Swedens largest screen as backdrop.
We Are Temporary
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We Are Temporary, the wired and weird brainchild of Brooklyn’s Mark Roberts, is as much the result of a musical obsession as a philosophical one. With boldly confessional lyrics and vocal deliveries funneled through nightfall beats and orchestral synths, We Are Temporary mines through the dark matter of personal experience: a near-death incident and debilitating anxiety attacks; a near divorce; a privileged, but tumultuous childhood in Europe’s opera houses; his humanistic atheism versus his wife’s devout Mormonism.
Drawing from a wide range of influences in contemporary electronic music, future beats, dream pop, witch house, post-rock, industrial, techno, and classical music, Roberts’ music has been described as “a spacey mix of dark-wave and electronic goth” (The Village Voice) that is “throbbing with sultry passion, offering up a host of inventive blasts of dense instrumentation, before suddenly feeling as light as a breeze” (Gold Flake Paint). Occasionally misunderstood as melodramatic and exaggerated, it is, in fact, a music obsessed with plain honesty and lived experience.
Raised in Germany‘s idyllic Rhein River valley by an American opera singer, Roberts spent his childhood playing hide-and-seek in the halls of Europe’s grandest opera houses, building dams in the nearby creak, and borrowing Skinny Puppy tapes from his babysitter. His mother’s passionate devotion to music inspired him to pick up the classical guitar at a young age, and he soon also began to experiment with early digital synths, MS DOS, and hissy multi-track tape recorders. He later studied music composition and philosophy at Northwestern University in Chicago (where he also played in a band with Groupon-founder, Andrew Mason), then evolutionary aesthetics at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, and toured New Zealand and the United States with his former post-rock outfit The Enright House.
Since relocating to Brooklyn in 2009, We Are Temporary’s music has been featured in outlets such as The Village Voice, Complex, Brooklyn Vegan, and Under The Radar, with his sound and production sensibilities having been compared to bands like Fever Ray, Crystal Castles, iamamiwhoami, M83, Austra, Jon Hopkins, Active Child, and Gesaffelstein. His live set debuted at Brooklyn’s iconic Glasslands venue in 2014, and he has since been privileged to play many of NYC’s landmark clubs and parties: Mercury Lounge, Cybertron & Stimulate, Nothing Changes, Berlin NYC, Bowery Electric, Cameo Gallery, Palisades, Trans-Pecos and many more.
Since We Are Temporary’s 2013 debut EP, Afterthoughts, Roberts has been busy releasing new singles (including a song in memory of Eric Garner, which premiered with a lengthy article in The Village Voice), collaborating with Stars & Letters label-mate Misfit Mod, covering Lana Del Rey’s “Gods & Monsters”, and sharing numerous remixes (including reworks of Kelela, Bart Skils, Maceo Plex, Ruane Maurice, Empathy Test, and more). His now-completed, debut full-length album Crossing Over releases via his Stars & Letters label on February 19, 2016.