Recorded at KETEV Studio in Berlin, Germany , 06/2014.
Opal Tapes’ techno deconstructivist Ketev threads a path through the darkest, dankest atmospheres, recorded live at his Berlin studio.
Ketev is a post techno project by Berlin-based sound artist and composer Yair Elazar Glotman. Ketev’s deconstructive approach to the murky techno tropes explored by the likes of Andy Stott and Samuel Kerridge has left a distinctly caliginous impression. Utilising reel-to-reel tape loops, manipulated by 4-track cassette decks, Ketev creates phasing patterns from roaring textures, over slowly-shifting rhythmic mantras. His self-titled release on Opal Tapes has seen him set the bar for moody, mind-bending club sonics, and looks set to continue exploring down the spiral.