KETEV to release album on Friday, drops full stream today

KETEV to release album on Friday, drops full stream today

So, I know that you guys and girls who are already big fans of Berlin-based ambient/post-techno sound artist and SHAPE-affiliated artist KETEV (a.k.a. Yair Elazar Glotman) are probably pretty accustomed to — how should I put this? — taking things reeeeeeeeeeeal slow and chill. And believe me, I’m all for that. Glotman’s current label, Where To Now?, is all for it too, usually. So you’ll have to forgive all three of us for totally springing the following AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT on you so abruptly:

KETEV’s new full-length album, Traces of Weakness, is comin’ out THIS FRIDAY, January 15, on LP and digitally, and you can listen to the entire thing below right now.

I know, I know. It’s a lot to process so quickly. But let’s take it apart bit by bit. First, the new album, which follows his solo contrabass LP Études, is “divided into four long expressions, moving through a cycle of melancholy, destruction, urgency, fragility, and total calm.” Next, it was recorded at EMS Stockholm “using their Buchla Modular Synth, and processed with reel-to-reel tape manipulations including personal archived field recordings.” It was then mastered by Rupert Clervaux and comes with sleeve art courtesy of none other than Glotman’s own father (for real!): artist Yehoshua Shuka Glotman.

Lastly, once again, you can check out our exclusive stream of the album down below. But do remember: the LP version (+ download card) will only be available as a limited run (500 copies, folks) when it hits the market on Friday via Where To Now?, so… you might want to suppress that whole “total calm” business until then and “act fast,” abhorrent as I know that is.

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