Kangding Ray is David Letellier
Born 1978 in France, he lives and works in Berlin.
KR evolved as a guitarist and drummer in bands whose influences ranged from noise-rock, to jazz, before buying a sampler and moving on to electronic music.
Kangding ray’s music reflects his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and atmospheric soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions.
KR combines machines with « real instruments » in a subtle and rythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings, blending techno grooves with dark textures, always on the edge between experimental music and club culture.
KR performs mainly as a solo act, but occasionally together with a band :
In the Trio version, Yacine Djeradi is playing E-Drums, and Loic Lebouteiller is turning the knobs on machines and synthesizers. In the Duo version, Achille Farese is playing e-drum and pads.