[ówt krì] is helsinki based Dark Ambient sound project that started late 2005.
The project is a solo effort of Kenneth Kovasin, a self-taught sound artist from Helsinki, Finland.
Kenneth creates soundscapes mainly through looping sounds created by effects and self-made instruments.
The first digital release was published in 2006, and the flow of music has kept steady ever since. During its first years [ówt krì] created and released a number of online- and CDr-releases, and took part on a multitude of compilations.
In 2013 the project took a giant leap further when Alrealon Musique published [ówt krì]'s debut CD-release "The New Seed", which introduced the project to much greater attention and appreciation than before. The rolling snowball kept on growing, and already in 2014 [ówt krì] played its first live show in Finland and a couple of shows on the east coast of the US. The smaller-scale releases of 2014 (published on cassette and digitally) showed the artist pushing the boundaries of his creative expression, and demonstrated that his creative hunger was far from satisfied.
During late 2015 that [ówt krì]'s second CD-album became reality. The album called "Pilgrimage" was published by Erototox Decodings in beautiful digipak packaging. As icing on the cake, the album's soundscapes were perfected by the mastering of Dan Swanö, the Kenneth's long-time musical hero.
In 2016 [ówt krì] performed live more than ever before, playing multiple shows in Sweden and Estonia in addition to domestic performances. He's played a multitude of domestic shows since 2017, including many events that Kenneth was the co-organizer for.
In November 2018 [ówt krì] released a 3rd CD, a self-released album titled "Ximenes", through his Bandcamp page.
[ówt krì] has since then collaborated extensively with UK based netlabel Sombre Soniks and released two limited edition CD-r releases through Australia based micro-label NCTMMRN.
Through the year 2020 [ówt krì] worked in the studio to create his upcoming album "Shards". The album set in stone [ówt krì]'s cooperation with the Finnish label Signature Dark.
In 2022 [ówt krì] also collaborated with Unexplained Sounds for various released and upcoming compilations.
As of 2022 [ówt krì] has also done a series of live concerts accompanying the music of Edvin Sora in duo and trio lineups with Edvin Sora on guitar and vocals.
composer / soundartist
Kenneth Kovasin is a Helsinki/Finland based Sound artist and musician. He is best known for his extensive work in the realms of Ambient and Dark Ambient music since 2005.
He has also worked on composed material and ultimately participated in the 2011 Joensuu Soundscape composition contest with a piece called "Local / Global / Decline / Survive".
Kenneth's first sound installation titled "Urban Evolution" was exhibited in 2015 as part of the [con]temporary festival in Helsinki. An updated version of the installation was exhibited in Porvoo 2016 as part of Sirisee Insect Farm's Halloween party.
A common nominator for Kenneth's compositions and sound works has been sampling and usage of found or recorded environmental sounds and heavy usage of reverbed effects. cenzu.bandcamp.com
aluminum:foil (2015 - 2019)
crushing and distorting carefully compiled beats.
twisting the sounds with feedback and delay.
deconstructing compositions until the point of no return.
a reflection of industrialisation.
darkness and violence entwined with rhythm and destruction.
crush it... like Aluminum Foil.
iridium REV. (2019 - 2020)
iridium REV. is a minimalist beat driven project that continues with a more barebone take on electronic music than it's chaotic predecessor aluminum:foil.
Back in 2011 when the first seeds of aluminum:foil were sown, it was just supposed to be a industrial metal project. One thing turned into another and soon it was a synth project, then a glitch project... then chaos.
All good things must come to an end, so hereby we call rest in piece for aluminum:foil and awaken iridium REV.
Dark and dooming beat driven slaughter with minimal progressions and noise breaks.
BRYSKT är ett finlandssvensk noise projekt.
BRYSKT is a Swedo-Finnish noise project.
BRYSKT on suomenruotsalainen noise projekti.