kık – KIKIMP

Catalogue number: HAZE369 | Artist: ʞık | Date: 08/06/2016

Karl & Karlik - KIKIMP


Following the DaDa nursery rhymes tradition, ʞık (Karl & Karlik) uses a band’s title, which can be rendered into other languages only phonetically. (A male name «Karl» is accompanied with a quasi cognate «karlik», the latter actually means «a dwarf» in Russian). The band’s title starts the beat pulsation of their music.
ʞık originates from Kursk (Central Russia), the lineup consists of two multi-instrumentalists, Leps Dubasov and Pavel Malikhov. Since early 1990s the both members have been playing in tons of electronic music bands, guitar only bands and electro rock bands. The main difference of ʞık from the previous projects hides in the way of composing. Instead of writing songs or tracks, the guys just make music. Each rehearsal turns into the dialogue of individual, pre-thought ideas; the only thing they care is sound engineering. Along with cult synthesizers like Moog or Polivox, the musicians are equipped with unique hand made synths specially created for the band’s purposes. Rehearsals are maniacally being recorded, ʞık find only one medium worth using – the tape. 2015 faces the second period of the project’s activity after the first one in 2008-2009 and several years of hiatus. Come out and play approach has rapidly made ʞık residents of local open air parties and night club indoor parties. They prefer to perform two or three hours non stop.

The music the band members used to listen to in tape and vinyl epoch contributes to the substance of this collage. But now, intermixed by patterns, it celebrates its return in the form of a weird and, at the same time, a cosy patch-work quilt.


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