Welcome back, and Happy New Year! I took a break from this series for a few weeks, but I’m happy to come back and talk about some new music.
I took advantage of some holiday sales to add to my music library, mostly from labels like Warp, Ghostly, and Kompakt. I’ve already encountered a few true gems in my bag of spoils – Squarepusher, Bibio, Telefon Tel Aviv, and GAS, to name a few – but one of the biggest surprises has been Kllo, an Australian group.
Check out “Last Yearn” above – it’s a filtered house track with a very emotive combo of 2-step beats and mellow electric pianos. Chloe Kaul’s vocals add a special kind of warmth to the instrumental, making it even more lovely than it was.