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KATA Rising

Touting a 9-member deep line-up including two drummers, a string section, and a visual artist, KATA is nothing short of epic.

The group’s cinematic compositions are most readily likened to the instrumental arrangements of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, but themes tend to come from a darker, more doom-informed mentality tempered by an acute ear for dynamics.

“We’re a bunch of positive people playing dark stuff,” Demetrius Antuna (vox, guitar) told The Reader in September. “Sometimes I think touching on the dark side of things is a means of connecting with something beyond.”

Having shared members with numerous groups - The Locust, Le Butcherettes, ILYA, Goodbye Blue Monday, Hostile Combover, Skydiver, The Long and Short, Hot Nerds, Physics, the Dropscience, Aleph Research, Manuok – KATA’s extensive roll call only occasionally is able to get together for live gigs.

In anticipation of a live set, you can grab KATA’s debut album, The Rising, on double LP, CD, cassette, or digital download.

Released yesterday, Rising is a chilling 9-track memoir that explores the harrowing shadow-side of human psychology.

Perhaps, Matthew Baker (vox, piano, guitar) said it best.

“I’m endlessly optimistic, but darkness is a good release. Some people release it by becoming a serial killer. We release it through music.”

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Touting a 9-member deep line-up including two drummers, a string section, and a visual artist, KATA is nothing short of epic.

The group’s cinematic compositions are most readily likened to the instrumental arrangements of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, but themes tend to come from a darker, more doom-informed mentality tempered by an acute ear for dynamics.

“We’re a bunch of positive people playing dark stuff,” Demetrius Antuna (vox, guitar) told The Reader in September. “Sometimes I think touching on the dark side of things is a means of connecting with something beyond.”

Having shared members with numerous groups - The Locust, Le Butcherettes, ILYA, Goodbye Blue Monday, Hostile Combover, Skydiver, The Long and Short, Hot Nerds, Physics, the Dropscience, Aleph Research, Manuok – KATA’s extensive roll call only occasionally is able to get together for live gigs.

In anticipation of a live set, you can grab KATA’s debut album, The Rising, on double LP, CD, cassette, or digital download.

Released yesterday, Rising is a chilling 9-track memoir that explores the harrowing shadow-side of human psychology.

Perhaps, Matthew Baker (vox, piano, guitar) said it best.

“I’m endlessly optimistic, but darkness is a good release. Some people release it by becoming a serial killer. We release it through music.”

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