Another interesting sonic appetizer I received from Andreas ‘Sonovo’ Usenbetz’s imprint Klanggold seemed to have not a real signature, as the only pieces of information provided by the label about Lovver are related to its “line-up”: the band should consist of a post-rock guitarist and an avantgarde sound-mangler and noise-maker, but in spite of the lack of more details about their identities, these introductory words make sense as it could suggest the kind of sound you’ll meet while listening to this tape (or files, if you’ll choice the digital version). If you carefully check the website of the project, you’ll finally find their names out, as behind Lovver’s curtains there were the guitarist Chris Corrado together with Sonovo himself (the noise-maker), but that initial mysterious halo would have been likewise fascinating. It seems that Klanggold followed more or less the same choice of other releases, as this one includes just two tracks as well. Both of them are 10 minutes lasting and explores slightly different nuances of the same stylistic grounds. The first track “Cloud Logic” got somehow explained by his title as it’s an enjoyable intersection between board of Canada-like ethereal ambient sonorities, whose waves got slightly rippled by crispy noises, lovely elongated pad synths and a gently modified electronic groove that resembles some sonic scripts of German electronic chill-out music of the first 00’s. Clouds grow thicker in “Sermon” on the other side, whose opening minutes are a little bit more crepuscular before Lovver’s helmsmen manage to create a gap in the electronic granular net by inoculating soothing rhythmical patterns, guitar effected strokes and guitar-driven vapid melodies. Check it out!
Many releases by Klanggold are in the digital domain, and it’s certainly worthwhile checking their site for these. The two releases here, at this moment, are on cassette and both by people I haven’t heard of before. Behind Lovver, it is said by the label, are a post-rock guitarist and an
“avant-garde sound-mangler & noise maker”. They don’t discuss or talk a lot, but just play and on their joint cassette, the music is rather calm and yet also orchestral. The noisemaker provides a rhythm pounding below the waves that are no doubt courtesy of the guitar player. Apparently both
tracks (one per side) where played live, but shaped in the studio for this release. ‘Cloud Logic’ is the more guitar/rhythm-oriented piece on the first side with its sustaining guitar bits while ‘Sermon’ on the other side has a more abstract feel to it. A bit of crackling on the contact microphones and drones that are more alien, at least until the rhythm becomes more apparent. This music could serve well in a chill-out room, although a bit short to relax.