Kilo Augarten

Florian Bogner and Markus Urban, aka Kilo, are a pair of ex-garage band guitarists based out of Vienna, Austria. Putting aside rock music, their Kilo project is about fashioning minimal techno from the sonic debris they create while strumming their guitars. The results, although often punctuated with deep bass and the throbbing pulse of a detuned kick drum, are so textured and delicate that they that they flow over the listener like a playful summer wind. Particularly interesting is the balance between electronics and acoustic guitar in the sense that layers of effects give way to the clear tones of guitar strings; the self produced duo let the strings buzz and shine, bringing the beautiful tonal qualities of the instrument into focus at all the right moments. Kilo’s Augarten is deep electro-organic brilliance. (Onitor)