[ówt krì] is helsinki based Dark Ambient sound project that started late 2005.
The project is a solo effort of Kenneth Kovasin, a self-taught sound artist from Helsinki, Finland.
Kenneth creates soundscapes mainly through looping sounds created by effects and self-made instruments.
The first digital release was published in 2006, and the flow of music has kept steady ever since. During its first years [ówt krì] created and released a number of online- and CDr-releases, and took part on a multitude of compilations.
In 2013 the project took a giant leap further when Alrealon Musique published [ówt krì]'s debut CD-release "The New Seed", which introduced the project to much greater attention and appreciation than before. The rolling snowball kept on growing, and already in 2014 [ówt krì] played its first live show in Finland and a couple of shows on the east coast of the US. The smaller-scale releases of 2014 (published on cassette and digitally) showed the artist pushing the boundaries of his creative expression, and demonstrated that his creative hunger was far from satisfied.
During late 2015 that [ówt krì]'s second CD-album became reality. The album called "Pilgrimage" was published by Erototox Decodings in beautiful digipak packaging. As icing on the cake, the album's soundscapes were perfected by the mastering of Dan Swanö, the Kenneth's long-time musical hero.
In 2016 [ówt krì] performed live more than ever before, playing multiple shows in Sweden and Estonia in addition to domestic performances. He's played a multitude of domestic shows since 2017, including many events that Kenneth was the co-organizer for.
In November 2018 [ówt krì] released a 3rd CD, a self-released album titled "Ximenes", through his Bandcamp page.
[ówt krì] has since then collaborated extensively with UK based netlabel Sombre Soniks and released two limited edition CD-r releases through Australia based micro-label NCTMMRN.
Through the year 2020 [ówt krì] worked in the studio to create his upcoming album "Shards". The album set in stone [ówt krì]'s cooperation with the Finnish label Signature Dark.
In 2022 [ówt krì] also collaborated with Unexplained Sounds for various released and upcoming compilations.
As of 2022 [ówt krì] has also done a series of live concerts accompanying the music of Edvin Sora in duo and trio lineups with Edvin Sora on guitar and vocals.
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