dig 031 · klangstabil · kantorka · digital album
released in collaboration with megahertz. www.megahertz.org
originally released in 12" vinyl format on pflichtkauf [pflicht07 - 09/2001], limited to 500 copies.
layout: salt illustration: herbert holzing - (c) 1981 by. k. thienemanns verlag. stuttgart - wien
kantorka: 'krabat ist der, den ich lieb habe.'
'krabat' is a german fantasy novel by otfried preußler based on a wendish fairytale saga that dates back to the 18th century. the book's leading character is an orphan boy who has to find his way between the secrets of black magic and the power of love.
klangstabil, who have been fascinated since childhood by this mysterious and ominous tale, playfully combined various musical elements on an electronic and acoustical level to achieve an innovative representation of krabat's story. 'kantorka', the singing girl, is the personification of love and represented a new feature in the works of the unique german project when this album was initially released on vinyl in 2001.
'kantorka's music is a mesh between mostly acoustic-sounding spacey electronica and small glitchy elements flowing at an energetic pace set by percussion drops. melancholic, quiet, expressive, and hauntingly beautiful. the complex monotony of the six tracks is carrying clear and unexpected structures, creating a balancing act between melancholic harmonies and the energetic expressiveness klangstabil are well-known to experienced listeners of their works.
kantorka: 'liebe ist staerker als alle zaubermacht.'
klangstabil discography on ant-zen 04.2k13: kantorka. digital album. ant-zen dig031 / megahertz mhz-dig013. 2013 senden und empfangen. digital album. ant-zen dig020 / megahertz mhz-dig011. 2011 böhm gott der elektrik. digital album. ant-zen dig013 / megahertz mhz-dig001. 2010 vertraut. cd-ep. ant-zen act246 / megahertz mhz-cd07. 2010 math & emotion. cd-special edition. ant-zen act216.1 / megahertz mhz-cd05. 2008 math & emotion. cd. ant-zen act216 / megahertz mhz-cd04. 2008 archive.one. digital album. ant-zen dig008. 2008 taking nothing seriously. cd. ant-zen act136. 2004 sprite storage format. lp. ant-zen act90. 1999