Klangstof is back to making music he loves, and that means lots of synths.
A lot has happened since we introduced Klangstof to you four years ago. In a recent interview for 3voor12 frontman Koen van de Wardt explains how things went wrong for the band after being signed by a major label.
After a promising honeymoon stage – they performed at Coachella – Koen noticed the label mainly pressured to write hits instead of the music he wanted to make. Luckily Koen and his band were able to break out of the record deal and after a bit of a writer’s block inspiration was found again.
In February the band released their sophomore record “The Noise You Make Is Silent”. The new album sounds lighter and more direct, while keeping that dreamy synthesizer sound from the debut we loved.
The album also contains some exciting collaborations: a song with beehype-alumni LUWTEN and one with The Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne. Lead single “Attack Attack” comes with an eerie video that suits the track pretty well.
Unfortunately the band has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis too. Their gigs – a main source of income – are cancelled for a while. If you dig their music and want to support Klangstof, consider buying some of the beautiful merchandise they would’ve brought on tour.