Kangding Ray and Mogwai’s Barry Burns Announce Debut SUMS release
'SUMS' is scheduled for May 12 release.
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.
SUMS is scheduled for May 12 release.