German techno band Klangphonics have released their brand new single ‘Shapes In The Spray’ via Alaula Music. It is a dark propulsive track with hard-hitting techno beats, live guitar and Boris Brejcha inspired bass. This is combined with stunning vocal samples from both a choir as well as spoken word from prolific philosophical writer Alan Watts.
The result is an eerily beautiful post-apocalyptic soundscape, which showcases a contrasting side to the trio following the release of the dreamy minimal ‘Laminar’ last month.
Regarding ‘Shapes In The Spray’ producer and guitarist Maxl Walmsley Pledl says, “I love fat sounding bass lines and aggressive synths, but I also wanted to create an atmosphere which could sound more delicate and emotional at the same time.”
Klangphonics emerged in 2020 with their debut single ‘Ethereal’, a beautiful track as the name suggests, it introduced their sound which masterfully bridges the gap between electronic production and the live band experience with blissful synths and rich unfiltered bass.
The trio are a true spectacle on and off record, however having launched during the pandemic they were unable to tour. Despite this the band took to social media to display their intelligent live crafting of house and techno music. With this they have built an impressive online following that includes the likes of Ben Böhmer, Pete Townshend and Robin Schulz, while Klangphonics have also received co-signs from the likes of Boris Brejcha and Victor Ruiz.
Klangphonics returned to the road last month for a headline tour in Germany and they have also been announced to perform several summer festivals across Europe. They will play Noisily Festival in the UK in July with more dates to be announced soon.