Close Eyes to Exit
Released in 2016
Reviewed October 19 2016
When indie meets beauty, it's often with a shy smile that says something like "I just stumbled upon this. Please don't give me credit. But feel free to praise on social media." As if carrying the burden of Radiohead's fear of fame is an obligation for anyone within the community.
Klangstof are no exception to the rule. They do have a DIY vibe to them as well, which sort of underlines the point. Hunting for gold with a haunted air of mystique.
They do strike gold from time to time. Although inconsistent both in style and quality, it's as good an attempt as many others at that elusive indie holy grail: What would Kid A sound like if not as extreme?