Transmission One LP
Low Point 59 / UK / 2014
Transmission One is the debut album by Lviv, an audio-visual collaboration between experimental musicians Gareth Hardwick, Dan Layton & David Stockwell and Nottingham’s obscure cinema renegades Kneel Before Zod. Lviv formed in 2013 and in their short history they have played in a variety of venues and contexts, from a contemporary art gallery to a performance in one of Europe’s smallest cinemas. The collective has arranged one-off presentations of cult sci-fi movies, as well as playing in typical gig settings. Using a bedrock of minimalist low-end drone, musically Lviv explore tone, dynamics and time. The sound is elemental - one that carves deep furrows into the air. Single, absolute tones are introduced and wrapped around each other until new and monolithic structures are created.