March 02, 2011
June 4, 2010 // Live in Montreal
A musical and visual meld of New York artists David Last and Sasha Kaline, Konque is a label and an electronic music project that emphasizes its duo’s shared interests in tape music, modern classical, Asian percussion music, dub reggae and ska.
Last has released wobbly funk, cinematic leaning ambient, as well as arty dancehall tracks on labels as diverse as Wolf+Lamb and Staubgold, while Kaline’s offbeat tech-funk swing as half of Alka Rex has appeared on labels such as the classic Mille Plateaux, as well as Montreal’s Musique Risquée and Archipel. Both these chameleons of style are accomplished visual and graphic artists, and have begun to further their live sounds with hand-drawn animations that hearken back to Norman Mclaren and the early animated films and computer games of Ivan Maximov.
Photo by Jean-Sébastien Roux