Kloq - Begin Again
Electropunk, Electrorock So here we have quite an interesting band. Signed to Metropolis Records, one of my favourite labels. A four piece from United Kingdom with a unique blend of different genres put together in a blender of variation.

This is a solid record from start to finish and you'll never find yourself bored. One of the biggest strengths of the band is their ability to mix so much different stuff together, making the album feel extremely fresh and dynamic. It's somewhat hard to put the band in a specific genre, considering all the different elements they mix together. Still there are some reference points. They have some pretty obvious connection to postpunk, and all the electro elements would put them somewhere in the electrorock genre. I wanna compare them to some newer British postpunk bands but it seems I can't specify any particularly bands, but they have some of the same sound, and that's not a bad thing.

The intense and desperate sound to it definitively fits that description. This is just something you'll have to check out for yourself and then decide where you want to put them, ultimately it doesn't matter in what genre they belong, it will sound good no matter what you wanna label them.

The music is quite diverse but still feels catchy. They have some great choruses and awesome guitar work, as well as putting the electro elements in just the right places makes for a great listen in just about every place and in every setting. One of the slower tracks on the album "Setting Sun" shows how the band is able to mix lush beautiful electronics with catchy and powerful vocals, making for one of the best songs on the album.
"High" is another great track that starts of with an extremely catchy guitar riff and just becomes more and more catchy as the song progresses, it also has the best refrain on the album.

After the last song, the title track, fades out it's been quite a ride. It's great to see bands that aren't afraid of mixing it up, putting a lot of different stuff together, and really making it work. The reason they not will make it all the way up on the rating scale, is the simple fact that there are some songs on the album that aren't as good as others, namely a couple of tracks that has some "hip hop" elements to them, mostly the vocals, and I can't grasp my head around that, it just feels awkward and a bit out of place compared to the rest of the songs. But still it's nowhere near to have a big impact on the final conclusion, which is that 'Begin Again' is a very good album with a unique feel and drive to it. Looking forward to see what they will do next, in the meantime everyone should check this album out.
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Kloq - Begin Again

So here we have quite an interesting band. Signed to Metropolis Records, one of my favourite labels. A four piece from United Kingdom with a unique blend of different genres put together in a blender of variation.

This is a solid record from start to finish and you'll never find yourself bored. One of the biggest strengths of the band is their ability to mix so much different stuff together, making the album feel extremely fresh and dynamic. It's somewhat hard to put the band in a specific genre, considering all the different elements they mix together. Still there are some reference points. They have some pretty obvious connection to postpunk, and all the electro elements would put them somewhere in the electrorock genre. I wanna compare them to some newer British postpunk bands but it seems I can't specify any particularly bands, but they have some of the same sound, and that's not a bad thing.

The intense and desperate sound to it definitively fits that description. This is just something you'll have to check out for yourself and then decide where you want to put them, ultimately it doesn't matter in what genre they belong, it will sound good no matter what you wanna label them.

The music is quite diverse but still feels catchy. They have some great choruses and awesome guitar work, as well as putting the electro elements in just the right places makes for a great listen in just about every place and in every setting. One of the slower tracks on the album "Setting Sun" shows how the band is able to mix lush beautiful electronics with catchy and powerful vocals, making for one of the best songs on the album.
"High" is another great track that starts of with an extremely catchy guitar riff and just becomes more and more catchy as the song progresses, it also has the best refrain on the album.

After the last song, the title track, fades out it's been quite a ride. It's great to see bands that aren't afraid of mixing it up, putting a lot of different stuff together, and really making it work. The reason they not will make it all the way up on the rating scale, is the simple fact that there are some songs on the album that aren't as good as others, namely a couple of tracks that has some "hip hop" elements to them, mostly the vocals, and I can't grasp my head around that, it just feels awkward and a bit out of place compared to the rest of the songs. But still it's nowhere near to have a big impact on the final conclusion, which is that 'Begin Again' is a very good album with a unique feel and drive to it. Looking forward to see what they will do next, in the meantime everyone should check this album out.
Jan 15 2014

Kjetil Haugen

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