Moscow based KP Transmission’s exploration of a wide range of genres is unique. With viscerally provocative dark, unusual soundscapes, paired with unsettling rhythms and experimental bass, she relinquishes her inner punk. Independently releasing a vast array of tracks via her Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages, along with limited cassettes, vinyl, and digital releases via Klammlang, Nazlo Records and Ciel Blue et Petis Oiseax Records, KP Transmission captures the rawness of experimental music, in a confident manner that creates what we could call her own sub genres.
Along comes this mix in which she explores genres such as industrial, dark ambient, and minimal wave, in combination with avant-garde jazz. It includes vivid representatives of styles created by Throbbing Gristle and Pavel Fajt. KP Transmission answered a few of our questions, that we thank Andrey Kotov for translating.
Blake Creighton: How has your state of mind influenced your music over the years?
KP Transmission: Mood is the predominant influence on my music. During the relatively short lifespan of my project (just four years), style and genre have changed dramatically depending on my emotional state. On the whole, my internal struggles were a catalyst for encouraging me to make music. This is precisely why my first couple of albums are mainly themed around dark ambient and noise. I went through a phase of being overwhelmed by panic attacks and consumed by various obsessions. My response manifested itself in different ways, including my creative output at the time.
How does a physical place affect your music?
Throbbing Gristle – PreMature
Dominion – Semi-Divergence
Dark Arts – House Of Mirrors
Swell Maps – Robot Factory
Savant – Using Words
Pavel Fajt & Meneses – Rosy Rolls
Pavel Fajt & Meneses – My Boy
The Misz – The First Time I Played Sax
Dome – Ar-Gu
Slava Ranko – Post Trauma
Ultra – B1. Aff