Light and darkness, fire and water – dualism is the ever-present force in nature, which interconnects everything that seems to be contrary in a harmonic manner. Kupkā’s second album on Verydeeprecords "Agony & Extasy" focuses on all the beautiful as well as painful aspects of life. By letting ambient textures, subtle drones and touching melodies oscillate together symbiotically, Kupkā describes those pure and stirring emotions, which everyone of us is experiencing while being on the finite journey of life. After all, these five musical pieces almost reveal a recipe for accepting life as it is.
released March 15, 2019
All music written, produced & mastered by Leon Seidel
Artwork by Philipp Dittmar
Recorded in Leipzig, 2018 & 2019
Five slabs of minimalistic, motorik krautrock. The repetitiveness is key here. C2S feels like a sonic mantra, while C3A is more akin to an aural sculpture - the way the entire song morphs through different polyrhythms over a repetitive guitar motif is just incredible to listen to.
This is my favourite zement release to date (2022). Its razor-sharp focus on propulsive krautrock is appreciated, all songs are bangers, and at 31 minutes, it doesn’t overstay its welcome. A perfect krautrock record. Smekermann