The Brvtalist is pleased to present the new release from Berlin's Operant. ZKII is a vicious offering which exists in the darkest corners of power electronics, harsh noise, dark ambient and techno. Operant produce a crushed, robotic transcendence, where wounds in the body become gateways to other spaces. Voice, synths and field recordings meld into ritualistic, rhythmic schism.
The four track EP wastes no time pulling you in to the duo's decaying world and songs like ZKII_003 build a nice tension between noise and rhythmic beats. The broken, distorted vocals accompany the harshness of the compositions and resemble a mechanical overlord here to enslave you. ZKII_004 journeys the most into bleak techno while the opening track, ZKII_001, is an assaulting post-industrial nightmare. Overall, this is a strong EP which touches on the pair's wide array of influences and keeps the music true to its noise roots.
ZK-II is out now on digital and limited cassette format on Brvtalist favorite Instruments of Discipline. If you're in Berlin this month, be sure to catch Operant live, first tomorrow (September 11) at Urban Spree with Hive Mind, Regalia, Philipp Strobel and Chondritic Sound DJs and then again on September 30th for Zanias' To The Core album release party. For more information, please visit Facebook and Soundcloud.