Konntinent

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... read moreUnder the name Konntinent, London-based experimental musician Antony Harrison created a startlingly unique brand of guitar-based drone music that took in elements of Raster-Noton-style glitch, atmospheric post-rock, and Radiohead-like abstract pop songwriting. His intensely constructed soundscapes...

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Dry Eyed
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Surrender Number
5:53
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Opal Island
3:38
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Frost Fair
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44 55 33
3:43

Biography

Active: 2000s-2010s
Country Of origin: England

Under the name Konntinent, London-based experimental musician Antony Harrison created a startlingly unique brand of guitar-based drone music that took in elements of Raster-Noton-style glitch, atmospheric post-rock, and Radiohead-like abstract pop songwriting. His intensely constructed soundscapes were likely to contain ghostly, flickering voices, field recordings, chimes, swelling strings, and meticulous edits, and were as haunting as they were unpredictable. After beginning the project in 2007 with a few digital EPs and limited CD-R releases, Konntinent's proper debut full-length, Degrees, Integers, arrived on Japanese label Symbolic Interaction in 2009. The year 2010 saw the release of Arev Benn, a limited tape on Sweat Lodge Guru, and a split CD-R with Fonogram on Awkward Silence Recordings, as well as the bright, trippy Down with Candy on Debacle Recordings and Opal Island, his debut for U.K. label Home Normal. Opal Island was his most focused work to date and was well-received. Following this album, Harrison released a noisy album under the pseudonym Arev Konn, and started Paco Sala, an experimental pop project with vocalist Leyli, which released two cassettes and two LPs on the Digitalis label. In 2012, Konntinent released the limited LP Kiruna on the Hibernate label, as well as the more widely available Closer Came the Light on Home Normal, initial copies of which came with limited bonus CD Should We Make It Through the Night/Wayside. Harrison retired the Konntinent alias in 2013 in order to devote more attention to Paco Sala, but he allowed Home Normal to release The Empire Line, an album completed in 2010 and intended as a follow-up to Opal Island, in 2015. ~ Paul Simpson~ Rovi

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