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KAYO DOT - Inked A Deal With Prophecy Productions

USA based melancholy collective Kayo Dot have signed a record deal Prophecy Productions. The endlessly eclectic project, spearheaded by composer and producer Toby Driver, was formed in 2003 by the members of the legendary aethereal metal band, Maudlin Of The Well, marking a giant-inspired evolutionary leap. Since then, Kayo Dot's muse has shown its face through slow and massive cascades of guitars and violins, and soundscapes spanning from "Bitches Brew"-inspired tripped-out goth fusion to hyper-fast, angular and atonal suicidal black metal.
From their beginnings in Boston and shortly after to New York City, Kayo Dot's members and collaborators come from a huge range of backgrounds; DIY punk kids to the most erudite conservatory-educated New York performing musicians. Frontman Toby Driver's list of collaborators includes names like Randall Dunn (Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur, Sunn 0))), Secret Chiefs 3 (Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle), John Zorn, and G. Stuart Dahlquist (Burning Witch, Asva), among many others. His solo works include collaborations with Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as his touring outfit Piggy Black Cross. The diversity of his collaborators feeds Kayo Dot's ability to wind, twist, and leave you wanting with no ceiling on how it will evolve, while creating sounds that are both timeless and contemporary.
The mastermind of Kayo Dot, Toby Driver, comments on the signing: "I'm very happy and optimistic about working with Prophecy going forward. We're extremely excited to have this opportunity to bring our music to a wider audience and contribute to this universe in a positive, unique, and progressive way, and we thank Prophecy and everyone involved for believing in us, and we thank Jonathan at The Flenser for encouraging us to make this move."
Now fifteen years on, Kayo Dot's forthcoming album, Blasphemy, once again based on an allegorical story by Jason Byron and produced by Randall Dunn (who helmed KD's Hubardo, Coyote, and Blue Lambency Downward), is Kayo Dot's most forthright statement ever, directly confronting the world at-hand, foregoing the encouraged escapism found ubiquitously throughout the rest of Kayo Dot's catalogue, and embracing the perspective a band in such a rare position as this can bring. Kayo Dot will be appearing at Prophecy Fest USA at Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory, on 2nd and 3rd November. More news coming soon. Link