Release : 24th February


A stone thrown, just to watch it fly. A projectile launched for the sole purpose of drawing a ballistic trajectory in the sky.
The Solens arc is what remains after the subtraction of the goal; a simple parabolic curve defined by gravity, impulse and starting angle. No target to hit, no catharsis to wait for, just the beauty of the flight.
The Arc as the purpose, in the form of four variations, constructed from disintegrated melodic textures and dismantled beats. Each sequences are assembled seamlessly into dense, evolving compositions, while keeping their autonomy, and their role in the global dramaturgy.
Pointillist serial loops morph into abrasive rave anthems, broken club rhythms are refitted into uneven patterns, like deconstructivist sound architectures. Industrial techno stompers dissolve into granular sound waves and filtered space pads, before being overtaken by cinematic drums and rising arpeggios.

Solens Arc is Kangding Ray's fourth Album for raster-noton.

KANGDING RAY . Tempered Inmid . SA017

Kangding Ray . Tempered Inmid

For SA017 Kangding Ray brings an EP defined by dexterity: "Tempered Inmid". It is a record which balances the deepest drum with the most celestial synth, weaving a legend of both menace and tenderness. Possessed of an underlying hiss, the title track surges to dampen its muscular beat with a fabric of warm melodies. The discerning "Dimen Andesso" is the Tempered partner, shuffling with a considered high-end and off-kilter pads. On the flip KR ramps up the pace in introducing the mendacious thumps of "Nuis Octury", which he twists into a fever. But emblematically KR once more tempers. Closer "Ezerb Altren" conjures the image and emotion of an underground lake: depth, resonance, and total, glacial serenity.

mastered by Artefacts Mastering, Berlin.

KANGDING RAY . The Pentaki Slopes . R-N 145

Kangding Ray . The Pentaki Slopes

The tale of the mythic pentaki mountain has been engraved on a two-sided circular piece of wax.
the north face of the peak is steep, abrasive, and has been the subject of many legends in the region. it is said that whoever would manage to climb it would find a plateau, leading to a place called "the single source of truth".
considered as the ultimate goal by both psychedelic gurus and database optimization corporations, and as an ideal retirement destination for a couple of lost souls in search for coherence and objectivity, the source diffuses endless loops of haunted voices, apparently sampled from a discarded call center, running low on power, encouraging listeners to shorten cycles, deliver requests and improve user experience.
it is also said that anyone climbing from the south side would never reach the summit or find his way to the plateau, and would always end up on a lower altitude than where he started.
this topographical anomaly is probably the reason why the south face of the pentaki has always been favorited by locals, with its sunny weather and its luxurious vegetation flourishing along the soft downward slope, leading to a slow and peaceful end.
Kangding Ray . The Pentaki Slopes . 12" E.P
r-n 145 . raster-noton
A1 : North
A2 : Plateau ( a single source of truth )
B1 : South

The Pentaki Slopes are available at


Amber Decay

History of Obscurity

KR Live @ Boiler Room . Berlin

New release on stroboscopic artefacts

Kangding Ray . Monad XI

Stroboscopic Artefacts presents the Monad series. Rarefied and introspective, confrontational and extreme, each featured artist will delve into the Monad concept: "The generation of number series is related to objects of geometry as well as cosmogony. From the Monad evolved the Dyad; from it numbers; from numbers, points; then lines, two-dimensional entities, three-dimensional entities, bodies, culminating in the four elements earth, water, fire and air, from which the rest of our world is built up."

Kangding Ray's Monad XI is a fierce exploration of points of origin. With track titles referring to a circle, a stork, a river and a desert, the compositions are filled with abstract references to the four elements. These tropes emerge in the form of dizzying aqueous loops, arid beats, punishingly dark pads, and splintering top lines. This is music which emerges from a sound design process where spontaneity is just as prised as structure. With one ear always attuned to the coincidental, Kangding Ray's Monad is not just capable of demolishing dance floors, but also bristles with brilliantly curious details.
Words: Clare Molloy
Released by Stroboscopic Artefacts
Release date: Jul 12, 2012

Monad XI is available at

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