Kangding Ray and Mogwai‘s Barry Burns will release their debut EP as SUMS.

The SUMS project was first conceived by Berlin Atonal, who gave the musicians carte blanche to develop a new group that brought together different elements of both Kangding Ray and Barry Burns’ musical traditions. Adding drumming savant Merlin Ettore, the pair devised a musical world that crafts post-rock soundscapes and structures using the sound-language of contemporary techno and experimental electronic music.

After a grand debut performance during the 2013 edition of the festival, the group then decided to take the project into the studio. Over a two-year period, working with a range of range of instruments, SUMS began to produce tracks that achieved an organic fusion of spatial electronics and rousing post-rock sounds.

The first action of this new phase of the project comes in the form of a three-track EP on Berlin Atonal Recordings.


A1. Budapest
B. Nomads

SUMS is scheduled for May 12 release.