After having released music with KALT for about 16 years, I decided to let the old "band name" die. Because it was always just a project, not a "band".
So why a "band name"? Because in a very early phase of KALT I had brought two more members on board. Thym York and Jon (both Garden of Delight). After we had already almost reached a live set, Jon got out again, as KALT was already his 4th band at that time. As the rehearsals were quite complex anyway (Jon and I both still played at GoD) I concentrated on songwriting again and concerts fell into the background.
In short: KALT was almost always a "project". A "One-Man-Show"! And I had the feeling that I should name it that way. And it feels better now.
This is my music. This is Mike York. That's me!
The first songs I release under my "alter ego" Mike York are one side of a split E.P. with RËVEREND GONZ. More here.
The very slow and dark songs are available as marbled vinyl (lim. 100 pcs.) in transparent, light grey, dark transparent grey and transparent blue, as well as on cassette tapes (lim. 50 pcs.).
The track listing of the Mike York side is:
• 'Your Heroes'
• 'Where Were You'
• 'Don’t Waste My Time'
Photography: Danny Elevator!
Surely the lockdown has left its mark on you. As it did with me. And we are unfortunately still in the middle of this pandemic.
But there's one good thing about this lockdown. I don't think I've ever had such a creative period as I have in the last few months. Since about the end of February I started working on 13 songs.
During the last weeks I had the pleasure to work with good old Rëverend Gonz again. Furthermore Aeleth Kaven (La Scaltra) agreed to support us on two of the songs.
So there should be a new record at the end of the year*. Planned this time is a 12" vinyl, incl. CD and possibly again a separate CD. We'll see. To give you a foretaste of the record, we would like to give you this song as a present.
A special thanks also goes to Stefan Colsmann, who was willing to master the song within a short time!