Short Letters for a Long Separation

by KH’LULU

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also available as cassette (ltd.ed. 50 copies)

photography by Adam Randjelovic
design by EMERGE

8th solo album by Kh'lulu, first since 2015.
This album considers more than 20 loop-compositions. Monomania, repetition and some kind of hope.
Maybe the brightest Kh'lulu album so far.

soundcloud.com/khlulu
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released March 15, 2017

VITAL WEEKLY

The next two cassettes contain music by people I never heard of. Kh'lulu is a man and a guitar, and the obvious loop devices. I have no other clue here, other than this is 8th album since 2015. He plays here twenty-one short pieces of guitar music, all identified with a number. Sometimes these pieces are playful and music like, with repeating figures looped around, but more often it is all a bit on the abstract side, be it ambient and drone like ('10') or more improvised ('04'). It makes this is very varied album of doodles, sketches and proper tunes, which not always make a lot of sense when played in a single row. I was thinking: Kh'lulu, you play some tunes every now and then, and some are fine and some I could do without, but what is you really want? Do you want please the listener, or show off your skills, be just very varied all the time because you can or is it perhaps one big story? That is not easy to tell, judging by the music. I sat back, listened and enjoyed this. Would I remember this tomorrow? Or remember this maybe in two years if I review something else by Kh'lulu (although with his work rate it's surely much sooner than that)? Probably not. It is perhaps not something that is easily stuck in your brain for a long time.
(FdW)

vitalweekly.net/1089.html

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MITHRA! TEMPLEZINE

Short Letters for a long Seperation est sans nul doute l’une des plus intéressantes et originales réalisations parues chez Attenuation Circuit. Cet album est celui du projet KH’LULU. Les pièces en présence sont de véritables toiles mémorielles où s’entrecroisent des bribes de souvenirs, des fragments ininterrompus de silence et de réverbérations à grand renfort de samples et de manipulations de corps sonores. Le tout est peuplé de mélodies en perdition, s’autodétruisant et aux accents parfois mélancoliques et fantomatiques. Une poésie sonore des plus glauques s’échappe de masses informes, comme en lévitation. Cet album propose un trafic incessant de toiles sonores cinématiques, psychédéliques et névrotiques. Le côté urbain, bruitiste et industriel des autres productions d’Attenuation Circuit reste d’actualité. Néanmoins cette ritournelle en péril, en panique et errante se rapproche plus des délires acousmatiques et des traitements croisés de Philip Jeck ou Robert Millis réalisés à partir de vieux disques. Il s’agit d’un album encore une fois très difficile d’accès, parfois rebutant, mais suffisamment onirique et mystérieux pour retenir l’attention et inviter l’auditeur à se noyer dans cet insondable théâtre de revenants.

mithratemplezine.com/chronique-khlulu-short-letters-for-a-long-seperation-album-2017/

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BAD ALCHEMY # 95

Hinter KH'LULU steckt vermutlich Adam Randjelovic aus Beograd, wobei öfters Russland als Herkunftsangabe für seine anspielungsreichen Machenschaften auftaucht. Dass 'Teraphim' für die transportable Figur eines Familiengotts semitischer Nomaden steht, hätten Sie's gewusst? Mit 'Buried in the Dyatlov Pass' spielt er auf den mysteriösen Tod russischer Skiwanderer 1959 an, Titel wie 'Dada Jihad' oder 'Macabre Idiotica' sprechen für sich, Namen wie Occam und Guy Debord sprechen Bände. Short Letters For A Loong Separation (ACT 1043, C-50) bringt low-fideles Tafelkonfekt, launige Keyboard- & Gitarreninstrumentals , die seinem durch den Wolf gedrehten Giallo-Soundtrack "Italian Massacre" oder den trübnasigen "Winter Noctures" trotz auch schleppender Momente sogar ein Walzerchen hinzufüge. Curd Duca in the Style of William Basinski.

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