Kayo Dot Album Info
2011-11-18 by Manic | 59 Comments
Avant-garde act Kayo Dot have revealed details for their forthcoming album entitled Gamma Knife. Gamma Knife. will feature four songs that were recorded mostly live in New York on October 5th and will run for a little under half an hour. The album was recorded by Toby Driver and Jeremiah Cymerman and will be mixed by Randall Dunn at the end of November.

Gamma Knife will be released digitally in December and is expected for physical release in May 2012 followed by a full US tour.

http://www.kayodot.net
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Yazz_Flute
November 18th 2011
18875 Comments


Cool.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2011
31629 Comments


Strange how there's going to be a pretty remarkable gap between the two release points

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geng
November 18th 2011
1986 Comments


I just came a little bit.

Manic_
November 18th 2011
447 Comments


for those worried about the length of the album

"We're probably only going to release shorter records from now on for the foreseeable future, because it allows us to produce more output and release things more quickly, etc., as opposed to having to wait 2 years between releases. It sucks to work for 2+ years on a long record, only to be sick of the music by the time it's finished." - Toby

FearThyEvil
November 18th 2011
12762 Comments


Awesome news!

InAbsentia
November 18th 2011
3542 Comments


Can't wait for the tour.

InAbsentia
November 18th 2011
3542 Comments


Didn't know Canadians listened to good music. With Nickelback, Justin Bieber and all that crap, I didn't expect a Canadian to be into Kayo Dot.

geng
November 18th 2011
1986 Comments


I'd say GY!BE balances out the shitty Canadian music to be fair.

hesperus
November 18th 2011
185 Comments


BLD and Coyote keep me from being "excited" per se, but I'm definitely intrigued.

InAbsentia
November 18th 2011
3542 Comments


I thought the GY!BE profile pic would make you notice that I was kidding.

Some of my favorite bands are Canadian, including my favorite.

geng
November 18th 2011
1986 Comments


BLD took me forever to get into. Now I love it almost as much as Choirs.

dcha
November 18th 2011
990 Comments


Shouldn't this band have broken up years ago? Love their stuff, but isn't that just the nature of these kind of bands?

psykonaut
November 18th 2011
3913 Comments


bitchin

geng
November 18th 2011
1986 Comments


"Shouldn't this band have broken up years ago? Love their stuff, but isn't that just the nature of these kind of bands?"

I don't think they're really a "band" as such, Toby Driver is the only permanent member (someone correct me if I'm wrong), so they can keep going as long as he wants to make music.

crazyblinddude
November 18th 2011
3389 Comments


Excellent.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
November 18th 2011
10666 Comments


I'm pretty certain Mia has been on every album. But yes, you're right, it is pretty much a Toby Driver centered thing.

Let's say December 16. If you're one of those weird impatient types that makes your best-of-the-year lists before December is over


That's cheeky of them, assuming that this is going to make end of year lists...

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Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
November 18th 2011
7025 Comments


they get worse with each album

Xenophanes
Emeritus
November 18th 2011
10666 Comments


Bullshit! Okay, maybe a little


North0House2
November 18th 2011
5889 Comments


I wasn't a huuuuge fan of their last album. Hope this is better. I'm excited now.

Also:
"yeah no Canadians have much better music then silly American"

Truth, without Canada, we wouldn't have Ten Kens. I would die if Ten Kens wasn't a band. They're one of my all-time favorites.

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ShousoStrip
November 18th 2011
574 Comments


Probably the most uninspired bunch of 'musicians' I have ever heard in my life. Toby Driver should just ragequit the music industry for his lack of talents.

ShousoStrip
November 18th 2011
574 Comments


Oh, I am open minded so I rated Choirs of the Eye 5/5 just to look cool, but it actually deserves 2/5 at most.

FadedSun
November 18th 2011
1317 Comments


Length of albums never really concern me if the music makes up for it. What really has me worried is the fact that this was recorded live and then turned into a record. How is that going to work? Is it going to sound like it was recorded live? Is it going to sound shitty? I've never heard of a band doing this before.

Kubrick
November 18th 2011
749 Comments


I think this is supposed to be heavy.

paxman
November 18th 2011
4084 Comments


that's an awesome pic, Kubrick

Rush is the best Canadian band

Kayo Dot is awesome, boring, awesome, boring, ad infinitum (at least until the record ends)

And those are my thoughts while I sit in the break room

Kubrick
November 18th 2011
749 Comments


Thanks!

Yeah so apparently there are no clean vocals on this.. all growls. Or at least there was none at the live show where they recorded it. Maybe they'll add some in studio?

Manic_
November 18th 2011
447 Comments


yeah. people at the show said it was more "aggressive"

What really has me worried is the fact that this was recorded live and then turned into a record. How is that going to work?


they recorded certain parts of it live. I believe it was bass, horns, drums and some vocals. I guess they did this to avoid studio costs and overdubbed the rest in the studio. I have no idea how it will sound but i have faith that they know what they're doing.

Scoot
November 19th 2011
17914 Comments


hope it's better than coyote

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Spare
November 19th 2011
5450 Comments


toby told me on the twitters a while ago that it'd likely be a free internet release also

http://twitter.com/#!/tobydriver/status/121446898157625344

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Kubrick
November 19th 2011
749 Comments


The fact that he mentions it will be available on iTunes kinda contradicts that..

toolpeth182
November 19th 2011
191 Comments


All growls? I just got so much more excited for this. Interesting to see what they do with it. Any clips of the live show posted anywhere??

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
November 19th 2011
8946 Comments


i'm excited! :]

Kubrick
November 19th 2011
749 Comments


"Any clips of the live show posted anywhere??"

Nope.. looked ever since the day of the show which was over a month ago. Kind of disappointing honestly.. I was sure someone would upload something.

Ignimbrite
November 19th 2011
5507 Comments


are you riffoclock

Kubrick
November 19th 2011
749 Comments


"But this band is a bunch of uninspired posers who have nothing else to do than to put into sonic energy faggot-like hooks they have in their head and then label it as music. "

Nice sentence! 5/5

rasputin
November 19th 2011
14555 Comments


my girlfriend just got me an original press of dowsing on wax

I'LL PUT THAT WITH THE OTHERS

geng
November 19th 2011
1986 Comments


Sounds like she's a keeper

rasputin
November 19th 2011
14555 Comments


yah I dunno how she even found it, i regularly search ebay and never find anything, she goes on once and gets it immediately

Adash
November 19th 2011
1356 Comments


I'll sell you my vinyl copy of Dowsing, signed by Toby and Mia, for 100000000 of your gold

This will be great, as usual.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
November 19th 2011
15743 Comments


this is probably going to suck, as usual :'(

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 19th 2011
17231 Comments


After Coyote they've got no where to go but up... at least i hope.

Spare
November 19th 2011
5450 Comments


look at who we have staffing this joint

fromtheinside
November 19th 2011
19178 Comments


coyote was pretty meh soooo we'll see bout this

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FadedSun
November 19th 2011
1317 Comments


Coyote becomes awesome when you see it live. Really brings the album to life, especially the drums. That shit is crazy live.

geng
November 19th 2011
1986 Comments


I'll second that

br3ad_man
Emeritus
November 19th 2011
2125 Comments


Coyote was great. BLD is the only one of their records I don't like much, and even that has its moments. I think people are too willing to write their stuff off without giving it a proper chance.

Strange how there's going to be a pretty remarkable gap between the two release points


Probably more to do with funding than anything else.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
November 19th 2011
10666 Comments


...I think people are too willing to write their stuff off without giving it a proper chance.

This. BLD escaped me for the longest time, but now I actually enjoy it. It's weird, so it is immediately dismissed.


ohfoxxxycole
November 20th 2011
4353 Comments


coyote was a big step up from bld

Adash
November 20th 2011
1356 Comments


You all hating on BLD because Pitchfork gave it a shit review ye

Still the most fascinating band on the planet, if only because the violinist is fit and fits into a shoebox

YetAnotherBrick
November 20th 2011
4518 Comments


this is gonna rule

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
November 20th 2011
15743 Comments


i just find their last two albums totally unlistenable

Xenophanes
Emeritus
November 20th 2011
10666 Comments


Unlistenable? They weren't that bad, man. BLD took me years to actually reach some level of likeability, so i guess I can understand.

reaganomics777
November 20th 2011
401 Comments


Coyote was great. Haters just hate.

BloodMusic
December 21st 2011
118 Comments


Quick note to mention that we just picked up rights to re-release the long out-of-print Bath and Leaving Your Body Map in limited edition CD packages with a few extra never-before-released bonus songs.

Also, the previously never-before-released Part the Second CD.

These will come in limited runs of 250 copies only.

Proceeds from the agreement are going towards funding the final mixing stages of Kayo Dot's new album "Gamma Knife."

Quadrochosis
December 30th 2011
20 Comments


Is this ever coming out?

FadedSun
January 2nd 2012
1317 Comments


^ Should have been out "around Dec.24th" according to news on Kayo Dot's website. Haven't seen it yet. Would be nice if they let us know something.

brcry
January 2nd 2012
2 Comments


The anticipation is eating at my sanity. I haven't even got a date to count down to. I'm just suspended in perpetual uncertainty. This is what Kayo Dot does to me.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012
8946 Comments


"Hey guys! Sorry! I'm totally still waiting to receive the record back from mastering, which was being done in Seattle. The engineer told me there was some sort of wind storm that knocked out power so he couldn't finish it on time. Seriously! Yeah, I dunno, don't ask me! Bummed, I really wanted this to be a '11 release for various reasons, but now I guess it'll be a 2012 release. So, it'll be the first kick-ass release of 2012, how about that?"

-toby on last.fm, new year's eve

Manic_
January 3rd 2012
447 Comments


http://kayodot.bandcamp.com/

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012
8946 Comments


YESSSSSSSSSSSS :]]]]



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