SMILING EYE

Smiling Eye (2018)

 

 

KMET “Smiling Eye“ has arrived.

After seven years of contemplating, listening, observing, writing, recording and mixing, I am very happy to announce the release of my new solo album.
The German Acoustic guitar Magazin headlined “Neues vom Hexer”
It has the “lighter colour” I have longed for, and I am pretty sure you will hear this. It was recorded mostly on one single acoustic guitar, and with my voice in my studio. Then I arranged it with different voices, multiple guitar layers and grooves. I loved to discover new colors and textures in  the course of mixing the album with Ollmann Brunbauer.

I had the best team ever to bring this to into the world. My friends from 86/60 who made the beautiful photos, and designed the graphics for the cd. The kind team of music lovers of the konkord team, and many others.

Music and lyrics by KMET
Mixed & mastered by Oliver Brunbauer
Grafics & Images by 86/60

Also take a look at the splendid videos

For deeper insight into what I’ve been up to, enjoy this recent and excellent episode of the Ö1 broadcast „SpielrĂ€ume“ devoted to my work, particularly to “Smiling Eye.”

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First articles

soultrain
Kulturwoche
Concerto
20er
superworldindietunes to “Silence”

mica interview
Skug
little dog town
superworldindietunes to “Smiling Eye”(Single)
Falter

Shoot Me

Shoot Me (2011)

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„shoot me“ is my second full KMET solo album. I recorded it in my little Studio in the 3rd district of Vienna. Almost all intruments that I own where used. A beautiful old metall snare drum by Ludwig, my Fender Rhodes, all sorts of little drums, a B-clarinet, my violin bow, a bass guitar borrowed from a friend and ofcourse different guitares to name a few. I had a few wonderful guest musicians such as Martin Zrost who made a clarinet arrangement at the end of „syncopated love“. Also Andrej Prozorov who counted to fifty in russian on „first half“ and played additional saxophones in dialog with his voice. Last but not least Verena BrĂŒckners beautiful voice on acc.trash.

It was done in heavy 180 gr. Vinyl with a flip cover, and as CD / download.

Michael Neuhauser, a very focused and brilliant editor of Austrias Ö1 radio broadcast created a „Diagonals feiner Musiksalon“ feature about „shoot me“. You can listen to it here.

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Press Reviews

 

Club Transmediale

Berlin


with a mixture of guitar sounds, samples and voice, KMET is an electronic singer-songwriter at its best.

Wiener Zeitung

Vienna

Frank Zappa says Hello!

National Radio Ö1

Showcase handicrafts ......... bit by bit dense sounds and noises form up to a great musical experience.

Sebastian Fasthuber

Falter

Florian Kmet does get around with his guitar. With the chord-and-electronic-duo Lokai he and Stefan NĂ©meth (Radian) explore sounds, as a part of Trio Exklusiv he is used to strike up big-time. In his solo project he is more of a singing wanderer in between Blues, Folk and Rock. Because he can: with an immaculate sense of style Kmet simply knows how to move in between doomed ballads, tiny little Zappaisms and slumdog howlers. Listening to 'Shoot me' is like listening to a living Jukebox. Make sure not to miss the man performing his songs live, all by himself!

Electric Songs

Electric Songs (2007)

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The release of my first solo album really was very special for me. It somehow combined all I had ever done in music before. The wild years as a rock guitarist in New York from age 18-21. The classical guitar studies with a focus on new music at Vienna Music University. At the same time working and improvising with very abstract music. Gerald Zahn made a photo that transported the whole idea in an instant and also made the cover for the CD.

Susanna Niedermayr from Ö1 radio broadcast did a „Zeitton“ Portrait about „electric songs“ when the record came out.
There is also an article online from Ö1.

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Konkord Records  iTunes

 

Press Reviews

Club Transmediale

Berlin


with a mixture of guitar sounds, samples and voice, KMET is an electronic singer-songwriter at its best.

Sebastian Fasthuber

NOW!

... these 14 songs, grounded solidly in rock, folk and blues, have a truly original and unique sound. 
 Demonstrating the hand of a skilled artisan, the music is charged with energy and full of atmosphere.

Stephan Sperlich

skug 04/07

Florian Kmet’s solo release is an almost perfect symbiosis of songwriting and sound wizardry. 
 brilliant technique, both on the guitar and with body-percussion loops (which are part of his virtuoso live performances); aesthetically appealing and multifaceted, with attention to detail, it is a very compact yet never pretentious album. 
 And with ‘Stalker’, he’s almost got a real hit. What more do you want? 


Gerhard Stöger

Falter 03/07

The multifaceted guitar playing and the fun that shines through all the perfection are the common thread throughout the songs, which sometimes have very bizarre lyrics but are always elaborated down to the last detail.

Kleine Zeitung

His technical perfection allows him to explore completely new sound worlds 


T. Pötzelsberger

Salzburger Nachrichten

Most impressive and leading the way on Saturday was the shy guitar virtuoso Florian Kmet from Innsbruck. He went out on stage just with his instrument, but immediately filled the space with magic. Some Delta blues, then Russian polka, then soft, delicate ballads, always played in modern style: one great moment after the other.